Ardleigh & District Horticultural Society was founded in 1893 and aims to promote an interest in all aspects of horticulture.

Monthly evening meetings are held from October to May (but not in January) at Ardleigh Methodist Hall (Colchester Road, Ardleigh, CO7 7NP). 

The Annual show in mid-August, at Ardleigh Village Hall (Station Road, Ardleigh,  CO7 7RS), is an open show and always receives lots of positive comments regarding the quality and quantity of the entries.

The society is a friendly organisation which welcomes everyone.

Membership is just £5 a year.  This gives you free entry to all 7 of our monthly meetings and free entry to the Annual Show.   You can join at any of the monthly meetings or at the Annual Show (for the next season).


Our next event is 


Saturday 18th August 2018

Opens at 2:00pm.  Presentation of prizes at 4:15pm.

Ardleigh Village Hall,

Station Road, Ardleigh, CO7 7RS

Come along and see all the wonderful exhibits

and enjoy a cup of tea and slice of home made cake.

If you grow vegetables or  flowers, or enjoy flower arranging, handicrafts, baking or photography, or you make your own wine - why put some entries in the show?     

If you have children or look after your grandchildren - why not encourage them to enter the children's classes?

Full details on the 2018 Annual Show page.

including schedule, entry form and hints for first time exhibitors 






Contact Information

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Methodist Church Hall, Colchester Road

Contact Ardleigh & District Horticultural Society