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A Horticultural Show has been held in the parish of Nayland with Wissington for much of the time since the late 1800s. Nayland and District Horticultural Society, who now organise the annual show, is quite youthful – having celebrated its 30th year in 2011.

We are a friendly group with an interest in all things gardening, horticulture and wildlife. HortSoc, as we abbreviate ourselves to, has an active committee who continually strive to find ways to improve our social events and fundraising activities held during the year. These include organising regular coach outings, local visits, visiting speakers and an annual garden party. We have organised flower festivals in our parish church, village bulb planting and often contribute to community events.

We are affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and have 150 members. However, many of our activities are open to non-members including participation in the Spring Show and the Annual Flower Show, which has classes for vegetables, fruit, flowers, flower arranging, photography, art, craft, cookery, as well as family and children’s sections.

If any of this sounds of interest to you please look further into our website to learn more, and do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information.

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Summer Flower Show

Our summer show was held on August 5th 2017.

Thank you to everyone who took part.

A report on the show, including the list of winners is available here.

Pictures are now online! Click here to see them!


Hever Castle Outing

Sunday 10th September 2017

Coach leaving Nayland 9:00, departing the castle at 4pm.

The cost will be £30 to include travel and entry. Refreshment and picnic areas are available. Open to non-members.

We anticipate strong demand, so early booking is advisable. Booking forms can be returned to the Hort Soc box in the Post Office, or direct to Margaret Smy at 24 Harpers Estate.

Cheques payable to Nayland & District Horticultural Society. For more information, contact Margaret on 262022 or trevor.smy24@gmail.com.

Photo Gallery

Take a look at some photographs taken at our meetings and outings.

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