The Society would like to wish members a successful 2024. We look forward to seeing everyone at the various events to be held during the year.


The present Officers and Committee were elected at the AGM on 23rd March 2023. The next Annual meeting will be on Wed. 20th March at the Red Cat, North Wootton commencing 7.00pm when all Officers and Committee will be up for re-election.




For the Annual Show in August an additional class has been added to the Baking section for “3 Shortcrust pastry Sausage Rolls, 5” long”. 


The Annual Open Show will be held on Saturday 10th August, again at the South Wootton Village Hall  when it is hoped we will see you all there.

The RSPB will be having their Annual Big Garden Bird Watch on Friday/Saturday/Sunday/26th/27th /28th January 2024 when we are all requested to spend 1 hour watching and counting the number and  specie of bird landing in the garden or park and sending resulting count to the RSPB.


Membership Fees of £10 per person will be due at the Annual Meeting with under 16s free.


The Society will not be entering the Sandringham Show this year.





The Wildlife Gardening Forum have planned a series of 3 virtual talks during February.

Starting at 7.00pm on Thursday 1st February RSPBs Adrian Thomas will be discussing how to make and maintain a mini meadow.

This is followed on Tuesday 13th February with a talk about "Pollinators and people and Garden Escapers".

The focus turns to Moths for the final talk on Monday February 26th about "The Night Shift, helping moths in our Towns and Cities."

Tickets can be obtained online from Eventbrite for a donation of £1.00.

For further information go to - wildaboutgardens@rhs.org.uk.

All talks run from 19.00 to 20.00 hours


 A few tips for anyone submitting entries to the show.  Whilst we do not profess to be on a par with Chelsea we do our best.

Read the Show Schedule carefully especially where it relates to the number of items in a class. If it states x number do not make the mistake of going one short or one over otherwise your entry will be disqualified. It has happened in the past. Wash all vegetable carefully  and gently with a sponge and clean water. Hard scrubbing  can spoil the veg appearance.

Get to the hall as soon as possible to give yourself time to display and assess your entries. Rushing  can cause accidents. Bring any spare items in case of accidents.

There should not be any evidence of  damage caused by tools, insects, disease or unwanted "livestock" in the exhibit. It has happened!

Collect your produce ideally on the morning of the show. If the ground is very hard water a day or two before.

Pot plants should be carefully inspected prior to placing on show table and any dead, dying or diseased material removed. Pots themselves should be clean and undamaged.

Hopefully we can welcome new entrants and the above will be helpful.

Any problems on the day - other exhibitors will be only too wiling to help.


The ANNUAL SHOW will be held on Saturday 12th August 2023in South Wootton Village Hall, PE30 3LJ. Staging 8.00am to 10.00am, open to the Public at 1.00pm with prize giving 4.00pm. Refreshments available. Free Entry and parking all day.  Show schedule on left hand column.



The Indian Bean Tree (Catalpa Bignonioides) the Society purchased in memory of our late chairman Eddie Barber was planted near the Red Mount Chapel by the Walks gardeners on Thursday 19th December 2019.


Arrangements have been made with the following companies for various discounts on production of Society Membership card, for which we are extremely grateful....Belford Garden Centre, Castle Rising Road, Lynn, PE30 3JA; Lawn-Boy, Railway Road, Downham Market, PE38 9EB; Ward's Nurseries, Foundry Lane, Ringstead, PE36 5LE; Moulam & Horn, Pound Lane, Heacham,  PE31 7ET; Stratfords Workwear, Hamburg Way, North Lynn Industrial Estate, PE30 2ND. Please note Norfolk Clothing Co is no longer trading.


The society is grateful to former member John Doubleday for passing on old minute books covering meetings held during the years 1891 - 1894; 1897 - 1899; 1919 - 1923; 1934 - 1938 and 1939 - 1950 plus 22 boxes film slides of shows and outings from 1964 - 1985 - each box containing approx 24 slides. If anyone has any information on the missing items would they please contact Kelvin Fairweather (details on committee page)

A special booklet "History of the King's Lynn Horticultural Society" is now complete and can be purchased from Kelvin Fairweather, price £1.00

To see the minutes of 1891 society AGM click on history on left hand column!! The history section also contains schedules of shows held in the 1890s

According to newspaper archives, the society was founded in 1826 and at one stage was holding at least 3 shows a year with one show in the 1950s at the old Corn Exchange attracting 680 exhibits and around 3000 visitors.

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