The Society, which is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, dates back to 1945.
Ilmington’s Horticultural Society does not have members but organises visits and events that are open to all. Its main activity is to run an Annual Show of fruit, flowers, vegetables, cookery and crafts which takes place each August Bank Holiday Monday as part of Ilmington Show.
Anyone can enter whether they live in Ilmington or outside the village and there are special classes for children so all the family can join in. You don’t have to be an expert grower, cook or artist but this is a real competition with trophies to be won. Have a go and enjoy producing the best flowers, vegetables, jams, cakes, wines, photos and art and crafts.
Unfortunately, this year, 2020, we have thought it advisable to cancel the Horticultural Show but we shall be back in 2021. Our Spring show was also the victim of the coronavirus but our photographic competition Spring Gardens on www.ilmington.org.uk was a great success with over 200 entires.
The Committee is always looking for helpers for the day of the Show to steward, put up tables, etc and its not too early to offer for 2021! Please contact Susan Brock (E:
) if you able to spare an hour or two.
View photographs of previous events: https://www.ilmingtonimages.co.uk/ihsspringflowerwinners