About the club
The Society was originally called "Long Eaton Gardenholders" when it was formed on the 3rd January 1919 later changing its title to " Long Eaton & District Horticultural Society" We currently have 295 members.
The club prints three newsletters per annum in March, July and October with a yearbook outlining all club events. We publish schedules and run three external shows during the year in March/April, July and September with an internal Chrysanthemum, Hardy Fruit and Pot Plant show in October on a club night.
Members can purchase seeds and seed potatoes through the Society's bulk purchasing scheme and have the opportunity to purchase general and specialised composts, fertilisers and other horticultural requisites at considerably discounted prices.
There are 12 meetings during the year on the third Tuesday of every month with specialist speakers on horticultural subjects mixed with non horticultural subjects. The club organise 4 or 5 trips to places of horticultural interest throughout the year.
We are affiliated to;
- The Royal Horticultural Society
- The National Chrysanthemum Society
- The National Vegetable Society
- The National Dahlia Society
- The Daffodil Society
- The British Fuchsia Society
Through the Club, members have access to raising questions to be answered by the specialists. Each Society publishes magazines and annuals and members should contact the LE&DHS Seccretary, June Birkin, to borrow any of those periodicals. See also the separate Affiliations page on the web site for more information.