Torquay & District Horticultural Society 
RHS Affiliated


The Society is for people both within and outside Torbay who are interested in gardens and plants.

  • Our aim is to promote gardening as a creative, educational and artistic pastime, to inspire a taste for horticultural knowledge and to make that knowledge available to as many people as possible and also to hold  meetings, garden visits and any event which promotes the Society’s aims.
  • We meet regularly in Torquay from Winter/Spring and Autumn for twelve talks on plants, gardens and gardening, as well as related wildlife, travel and ecology. At most meetings there are also competitions for floral art, fruit / vegetables, and indoor and outdoor flowers and plants. 
  • We occasionally arrange coach trips.
  • We also hold  social events during the year: a lunch in late Winter/early Spring and a Christmas Social (see Events page). Additional ad hoc events of social and/or horticultural interest may be arranged during the year so keep an eye out!
  • Sales of plants grown by our members are held at most meetings with 50% of the sale going to the Society.

Annual subscription (due January) is £25 per annum, which includes free entry to the Society's talks.

To join, come along to a meeting or contact the Membership Secretary (see Contact Us page)

Non-members are welcome to attend the talks for a £5 entrance fee. Whether you are on holiday or want to see what the Society is like before joining, we would be delighted to welcome you.


Upcoming Events - click item to see more info

    30th January 2019 ~ John Harvey Churston Farm Shop and ‘101 Plus gardening tips’


    The George Lidstone Memorial Lunch - Wednesday 20th March at the Headland Hotel, Torquay.


    Thursday 30th May ~  Caerhays Castle, Cornwall

The English Riviera
                                                   Photo - Averoxus

Join us here on this beautiful stretch of the South Devon coast.

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