HGS Horticultural Society


Founded in 1909 the Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society has been active and present in the community for over a hundred years. It has provided a gardening community for the suburb as well as holding annual competitions in a wide variety of horticultural disciplines. 

The Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society came into existence on 20 May 1909, as the very first society on the Suburb and the only one to survive to the present day more or less in its original form.

On August Bank Holiday the first ever Flower Show is held in a marquee on Central Square and from  the following year 1910 there were, at least   three shows a year.  Shows were held in the Institute Hall, at Garden Suburb School and the Clubhouse, Willifield Way.  Since the Second World War, most shows and some larger lectures have been held at the Free Church Hall, Northway.
 

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HGS Horticultural Society
Additional Info
Website: www.hortsoc.co.uk
Featured Collections
Documenting the history of the Flower Shows and competitions that the Horticultural Society has been running since the early days of the Suburb. 

Detailed History