2020 is our Centenary Year so look out for special events on our Centenary page

Benfleet Horticultural Society has been in existence for almost 100 years. We currently have over 700 members, a number which is increasing year-on-year.

The Society is served by an active committee who manage the running of the Stores, organise three Flower Shows each year (which are growing in popularity), organise Talks and Quiz Nights, produce a Year Book and Newsletters, and arrange several Coach Outings each year.

The Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society.

The stores provides the finance to run the Society. It also provides contact with, and feedback from, the members. It is a meeting place for like-minded gardeners where problems (mainly gardening) can be discussed, and hopefully answers provided. Between the staff (all volunteers), there is a wealth of gardening experience.

We try to keep prices to an absolute minimum, whilst making sufficient profit to cover the costs of the Society. For example, we are very proud that our Seed Potatoes (usually around 14-16 varieties each year), regularly sell for substantially less when compared with local garden centres.

Come and see our Shows, get involved, and show your vegetables, flowers and crafts.

Come and join us at Talks and Quiz Nights, and enjoy days out on our Coach Outings.

Visit the Stores at 423b High Road, South Benfleet, Essex SS7 5AF, and stock up on all your garden needs.

And why not become a Member? For only £2.50 per year for a whole household, you can enter into the shows, join us on outings, and probably save the equivalent of your annual membership fee the first time you purchase something in the stores.

Latest News

Updated 3rd November 2020 @ 9:17pm


The new government guidelines for the November lockdown allow garden centres to remain open. We will again be working as we did in the previous lockdown with the addition of recommending all members wear a mask in the outdoor area.

In stock now: Compost £5, Bark £4.75, Ericaceous £3.75, & John Innes no.2 £5.75.

We have plenty of Pansies, Violas, & Primroses in store and more for that bit of colour over Autumn & Winter.

We are working with Castle Point Council to offer Garden Waste Sacks at the usual price of £6 in store.

The Grand Raffle has now been drawn raising £750 for Havens Hospice. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and/or donated a prize. Click here to find out if you’ve won a prize.

The committee has decided to cancel all remaining events this year with the possible exception of the AGM which may go ahead in some form. We hope that we can return to some kind of normality next year and we will be thinking carefully about how this can be achieved.

In the BHS Diary

Wednesday 25th November 2020
Floral Art
Christmas demonstration by Alan Smith from Ipswich entitled 'Seasons Greetings'
Ticket only please contact Hazel Cade 01268 751216

Cancelled due to Covid-19

There's more...

Check the Stores page for the latest Stores News & Special Offers.

Take a look in the Galleries for pictures of this year's stock.

Sign up for email updates and newsletters.

All editions of the 'emailed' newsletter can be found here.

Why not join us?

Membership is just £2.50 a year per household.
3 Shows each year.
Quiz nights
Outings throughout the year.
Affiliated to the major societies.
Comprehensive Year Book.
Regular newsletters.

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