Rutland Horticultural Society
The society, which is a registered charity (No 514856) aims to promote good practices in Horticulture through its activities. Monthly meetings are on the first Thursday of each month from October to May at the Baptist Church on the Melton Road in Oakham. Speakers are invited to these meetings dealing with a topical Horticultural subject of interest to members Outings are arranged during the summer months to locations at home and abroad, which have a gardening interest to members. Local social events are also organised during the summer months, eg Spring market, gardeners day, strawberry tea and others. The annual show is held in July when members and non-members exhibit their produce in a friendly, social atmosphere and cups are awarded to the winners. Members may obtain discount on purchases of gardening requisites from selected local retailers on production of their membership card. A newsletter is published periodically to keep members informed of events, meetings and trips and topical tips. Annual subscriptions for 2013 remain at £12 per person - new members are always welcome. Download details and an Application below or contact the Secretary or the Treasurer
The 2012 Summer Produce Show was held in July at Oakham C of E Primary School, Burley Road, Oakham. A successful event with more entries than in recent years, despite the terrible weather conditions in Spring and early Summer. The new venue was well received by everybody and the Judges said how impressed they were by the number and quality of the exhibits.
The 2013 Show will be held on Saturday 20th July - schedule will be available soon - see Yearly events tab fro more information.
2012 Application form to join the Society (PDF, 244 Kb)