Chiddingfold Horticultural Society

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The Chiddingfold Horticultural Society aims through its various activities to encourage all ages and all levels of gardening interest. We take an active part in our local community fostering links with the younger generation at the village school, the allotment group and everyday gardeners. For more information on the village projects we have supported please see our Gallery Page. Our society has been in existence for over 150 years and has seen many changes and styles in that time but always has been a strong part of village life.


We are a friendly and welcoming group meeting every third Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall at 8.00pm. Details of our dates and activities are on our Calendar Page. We want to encourage interest in all kinds of gardening no matter what type of garden people have or what their level of expertise is. To this end we have selected expert speakers, who at the monthly talks, help people with the traditional skills needed in gardening as well as keeping up with modern trends and new developments.


Membership offers excellent value for money costing only £10 (single) or £18 (joint). This provides many benefits including receiving a discount at many local garden centres, free entry to our three shows and plant sale, workshops and demonstrations. Please look at our Membership Page for full details.


We look forward to meeting you at our next event!



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RHS Advice for August






August is usually one of the hottest months of the year - making watering essential. Try to use grey water wherever possible, especially as water butts may be running low if it has been a dry summer. August is traditionally holiday-time, so you might need to enlist the help of friends and family to look after the garden while you are away. When you are at home, take the time to prune Wisteria and summer-flowering shrubs such as lavender once they've finished flowering.

1 Prune Wisteria

2 Don’t delay summer pruning fruits trained as restricted forms

3 Deadhead flowering plants regularly

4 Watering! - particularly containers, and new plants, preferably with grey recycled water or stored rainwater

5 Collect seed from garden plants

6 Harvest sweetcorn and other vegetables as they become ready

7 Continue cutting out old fruited canes on raspberries

8 Lift and pot up rooted strawberry runners

9 Keep ponds and water features topped up

10 Feed the soil with green manures

Find out more on the RHS website