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Ash and District Horticultural and Cottage Gardeners' Society

We are a friendly gardening society in East Kent with over 100 members from across the parish of Ash and the neighbouring areas of Sandwich, Woodnesborough, Wingham & further afield. Our members range from farmers, professional horticulturists, allotment holders and flower arrangers to active gardeners and not-so-active gardeners who enjoy seeing a colourful display outside their windows and visiting other people's gardens.
We actively encourage children to participate in the society and have links with local schools

Our meetings are held in Ash Village Hall, Queen's Road, Ash, Nr. Canterbury. CT3 2BG on the last Thursday of the month at 7.30pm.

Upcoming Events:


Thursday 25th April - Meeting: Maureen Rainey: Water for Wildlife & Society - Plant Sale

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RHS Water Survey

Help research into Horticulture and water use in gardens by taking part in the RHS Survey - until 30th April Please Click / Tap

President: Mrs Christine Brown
Patron: Mr Steven Edney:
Head Gardener of the Salutation Garden, Sandwich, Kent

Our Activities

We are a very active society. At our monthly meetings we have a speaker followed by free tea/coffee and posh biscuits. Plants and garden related goods are for sale at reasonable prices. We have a fantastic monthly raffle.
Throughout the year we have "garden gossips" when we gather to appreciate and enjoy members gardens with tea and cake.

An annual holiday is organised during which we visit gardens further afield.
Various day trips to private and well known gardens are planned through the year with more tea and cake!. See Events Page »

Join Us

To become a member of the Society, just come to any of our meetings to enrol.
The annual subscription is currently £8. Membership Application Form »

As well as enjoying our many activities, members can also attend NVS meetings in Bridge.
Members showing their membership card are entitled to a 10% discount (except on sale items) from the local nurseries: Archers Low Nurseries in Ash Road, Sandwich and Summerfield Nursery in Barnsole Road, Staple - also at Preston Garden Centre, The Street, Preston a 5% discount (except in café).