Horticultural Society

Category: Societies

Enstone Horticultural Society

The Enstone Horticultural Society is a thriving local organisation whose purpose is to bring together those with an interest in gardening and to organise local events, including horticultural and flower shows.

Curry and Quiz at The Crown, Church Enstone –

Monday 18th October 2021 – 7pm Curry / Quiz 7:30pm

Having unfortunately missed out on hosting our quiz last year, it is back! You are welcome to come along and make up a team of 4 on the night. A horticulturally appropriate prize will be awarded to the overall winners.

Please note booking for curry is essential with The Crown itself.
£10 per head, meat, and vegetarian options are available.

Seed orders:

Deadline Saturday 13th November 2021

A discount of up to 60% is available on seeds, depending on the value of seeds purchased by the society. For the past 3 years, we have achieved 60%, unfortunately, this does not apply to potatoes, onions etc. These have to be ordered separately.

* If you do not have a seed catalogue yet please E-Mail Helen Prower at or check Adams stores. 

Please complete your order on the triplicate forms provided, adding up your totals including the £1.95 postage fee. Retain the green copy for your records and return the other 2 copies to Helen Prower, another member of the committee, or to the box labelled ‘Horticultural Society’ in Adams stores.

If you are not a horticultural society member, please would you fill in your address and email on the order form. No payment is required at this stage. The seeds will be available to collect before the society AGM in January (date TBC) when payment can be made. If there are any Covid restrictions the seeds will be delivered by other means.

Order forms must be returned by Saturday 13th November 2021 at the latest.

John Shortland – Why can’t my garden look like that?
8th November – 7 for 7:30pm 

Following the cancellation of his talk earlier this year John has agreed to re-arrange his talk for us at the Parish Hall this November. Drinks and nibbles will be available to purchase.

Enstone Horticultural Society members on a visit to Worton Kitchen Garden, October 2021

Summer Show: 2021 Show Results & Trophies

The summer flower and produce show was held in the Parish Hall on 4 September, after a necessary Covid break last year. A big thank you to everyone who took part, or who came along in the afternoon. The show was very enjoyable, with a fantastic display of flowers and produce. It was great to be joined this year by several first-time exhibitors. The society hopes to encourage everyone and anyone to take part in future shows.

As usual, the winners of the classes and trophies are published in the Ensign, and the list can also be found on the society’s page on the parish website.


If you haven’t got a membership, or if you are yet to renew your membership, it’s easy to pay online, please E-Mail us for details.

New members are very welcome.

Membership is £10 individually and £15 for joint membership.

As well as being able to attend the society’s events, you will also benefit from discounts of typically 10% at local garden centres, including Applegarth in Chipping Norton and Burford Garden Centre.

Membership of the society will also bring you a substantial discount on the cost of ordering flower and vegetable seeds. Every year the society places an order with a well-known seed merchant, gaining huge discounts for members.

To join the society please contact us

Keep up to date:

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page, you will find us as Enstone Horticultural Society.

Alternatively, you can E-Mail us at

We are now doing a quarterly newsletter via Mailchimp in addition to our other sources of communication.