Caversham Horticultural Society


2021 Events
How to join
Trading Shed
How to get there
Autumn Show



Welcome to the Caversham Horticultural Society web site.

We hope that you will find our web site information useful.

Forthcoming Events

Like most other non-essential societies we have cancelled all forthcoming meetings until further notice.  We will let you know when our next in person event is in due course but think this is unlikely to be before Spring 2021.

The trading shed is closed for Winter as usual and will not now re-open until Saturday 13th March 2021 for the sale of seed potatoes as well as other gardening essentials.  We are classified with garden centres, so if they are allowed to be open under the Coronavirus restrictions then we can also re-open.  If things change and they close then we will too, the committee will decide if we are able to run a click-and-collect service instead.  Members please keep an eye on your emails for more details.

Seed Potatoes - "phone and collect"

Whislt the trading shed is closed you can still order your seed potatoes by phone from the Shed Steward secretary, Malcolm South.  Malcolm doesn't have an email so you will need to phone him to arrange a time and place to collect.  His number is on your membership card.  We have nets of first earlies (Premier and Foremost), second earlies (Kestrel and Estima), main crop (Desiree, Pentland Crown and Valour) and salad (Charlotte and Nicola) as well as limited numbers of other varieties.  Our poratoes are stored in the correct conditions for chitting and are cheaper than the local garden centres.

Virtual Talk-"Gardens and Plants of China"

We are pleased to announce another first virtual talk on Wednesday 10th February, when Dot Patterson will host a talk via Zoom.   Dot is a professional gardener and will be talking about the gardens and plants of China.  To attend (FREE) please goto Eventbrite and register for a ticket, where you will receive details of how to join the  meeting via Zoom.

To go to Eventbrite click here: Register for the virtual talk.

Our previous speaker, George Lockwood, has also kindly supplied us with a list of his favourite ornamental grasses:

List of grasses

Autumn Show

We have booked our Autumn Show for September 2021 - and we will be using the 2020 show schedule, so why not start planning what you are going to grow and make now.

Click here to see the results of the 2019 show

Click here to see some photos of the 2019 show

Click here for the Sep 2021 show schedule.

Shed Opening - 6th February 2021

Our Trading Shed on Oakley Road is open every Saturday morning from 10am to 11:30am, February to November.   We sell everything for your allotment and gardening needs and we are confident you will be pleasantly surprised by our prices (and expertise!).  In February and March we have certified seed potatoes for sale.

The shed is well stocked with fertilisers, both organic and chemical, as well as seed and potting compost and award winner farmyard manure (always a popular item).  Don't buy cheap compost from DIY stores, buy our top quality makes - your plants will thank you for this by producing better growth, flowers and crops!  We also stock a variety of pest control products and a peat-free range of compost recommended by the RHS.  Don't forget our shed stewards will transport your heavy goods to the boot of your car as part of our old fashioned customer service.

Next Plant Sale : hopefully May 2021, to be confirmed depending on pandemic status.

Who we are

We are a gardening club of around 450 members in Caversham, Reading, Berkshire.  Our aims are to enjoy gardening and to help and encourage others to do so too.  We are affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society.

Our members enjoy the following benefits

bulletA programme of talks and slide shows with refreshments available
bulletBi-monthly newsletter full of hints and tips for keen gardeners
bulletUse of our Trading shed for good value products and free advice
bulletEvents including Plant Sales, Coach Outings and our Autumn Show

Discounted entry to RHS gardens at Wisley, Rosemoor and Hyde Hall  (member plus one guest)

Contact Information

Click here to find out how to join us.

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