Southampton Gardening Club

About Us

 Officially we are The Royal Southampton Horticultural Society but we prefer to use Southampton Gardening Club which we think is more friendly and informal.

All meetings are held at the Catholic Hall, Commercial Street, Bitterne SO18 6LY on the first Friday in the month.

New Members are always welcome at any of our meetings.
The annual subscription is just £10 with visitors charged £2 per evening.

We like the speaker to start his or her presentation at 7.30 p.m. promptly so please arrive in good time.

At every meeting we have a raffle. The members' competition table is used at all meetings except show evenings and the Christmas party.

We are affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and also the Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies.

The club have links with Mayfield Nurseries  which is the place to go for plants, gardening sundries or advice.

For more information email  or telephone Andy 01489 784823


 Programme for 2017
January 6th Friday Thomas Clarke "Exbury Gardens"
Friday February 3rd Ms Rosina Brandham "Plants that changed the world and the way we live"
Friday March 3rd A.G.M.  Andy Duell "Things I use in my vegetable garden"
Friday April 7th Spring Show and Belinda Hayes "Propagation"
Friday May 5th Plant Sale
Friday June 2nd Roger Young "A tour of the seafront gardens Southsea"
Sunday 2nd July Afternoon visit to John Prinn's garden in Bursledon
Friday July 7th John Baker "Heavenly​ Hostas"
Friday August 4th Sandy Worth "The Cottage Garden"
​Friday September 1st Late Summer Show
September 9th Saturday Coach trip to RHS Garden Wisley
Friday October 6th Members gardens in pictures
Friday November 3rd Nick Gilbert "Gilberts Dahlia Year"
​Friday December 1st Thomas Clarke (Head gardener Exbury Gardens) "Plant hunting in North East India"

Outings 2017

  John Prinn's Garden
Ivor Lodge, Windmill Lane, Bursledon SO31 8BG

Sunday 2nd July time to be announced.

​John has a large garden adjacent to the Bursledon Windmill and there will be plants for sale.

Wisley Flower Show RHS Garden Wisley
Woking Surrey GU23 6QB​
Coach trip Saturday 9th September.
The spectacular late-summer show set among the wonderful surroundings of RHS Garden Wisley, is a must for all plant lovers.
Unearth a wide range of excellent quality plants and garden sundries available from leading nurseries and garden trade stands, before enjoying a stroll around this world leading garden.
We will leave Coliseum Coaches West End at 8.30
The other pick up points will be agreed at a later date.
After our coffee stop we will arrive at Wisley at approximately 12:00 

Programme for 2018

Friday January 5 Kevin Hobbs "Naturalistic planting with perennials, shrubs and grasses"

Friday February 2 John Combes “Hillier Garden”

Friday March 2 A.G.M.

Friday April 6 Spring Show

Friday May 4 Plant Sale

Friday June 1 Roger Hirons “Is your garden wildlife friendly?”

Friday July 6 Christine Bennett "The Lost Gardens of Heligan"

Friday August 3 Bryan Madders "Dahlias for pleasure"

Friday September 7 Summer Show

Friday October 5 Philip Jeffs “15 unusual plants (trees, shrubs, perennials) for the smaller garden”

Friday November 2 Chris Bird “House Plants”

Friday December 7 Thomas Stone “Hardy Geraniums”