Welcome to the Saffron Walden
Horticultural Society Web Site

The Society was originally founded in 1819 by Lord Braybrooke and has continued on and off ever since with interregnums caused by war years and recession.

We now hold three shows each year and arrange evening talks from October to April, and organise up to six coach outings a year to a variety of outstanding gardens.

Data Protection Policy

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came in to force on 25 May 2018.  Under the new regulations, the society needs to advise members how we use the personal data that they provide as part of membership applications. You can read our full policy by clicking this link.

Join Our Facebook Group

If you have a Facebook account, please feel free to join our Facebook group.

We hope it will be a forum for discussion of all things horticultural as well as a way of letting members know about upcoming events.

Visit our Facebook Group and send us a request to join.

To join Facebook go to www.facebook.com

Coming Up


Sunday AUTUMN – HORTICULTURAL Show Golden Acre Community Centre, Ross Close S.W.

See the Shows page for more details


Talk: Clare College – Steve Elstub Head Gardener at Clare

Bowls Club, Abbey Lane, 8.00pm  Entry £2. (Non-members £3)


June 17

Summer Show - Rose & Floral

For the list of winners click here

April 15 - Sunday

Spring Show – Daffodil & Floral

For the list of winners click here


May  22nd – 26th Royal Horticultural Society, Chelsea Flower Show
June  14th ­  17th BBC Gardeners’ World Live,  NEC,  Birmingham
July 3rd – 8th  RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Society SHOW DATES FOR 2019

Spring Show SUNDAY 14th APRIL 2019

Summer Show SUNDAY 16th JUNE 2019

Autumn Show SUNDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2019

Thinking Ahead for 2019
Subjects for Photography Classes




Spring Show

Frosty Morning

All Dressed Up

Summer Show

Party Time


Autumn Show


Garden History



AUTUMN – HORTICULTURAL Show Golden Acre Community Centre, Ross Close S.W

For the list of winners click here


For older news please see our Archive page

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