Benfleet Horticultural Society has been in existence for over 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 20th February 2021 @ 11:18pm

Store Open

The society store is now open. Seed potatoes, onion & shallot sets, and our usual stock of seed are available and the membership fee is now due, this remains at £2.50 for 2021. Please keep your 2020 schedule for the shows as all categories will be the same. We will not be printing a 2021 schedule but members will receive an extended paper newsletter with information about the year’s events.

Renewing Membership Online

For anyone who is unable to come to the store to renew their membership we are now offering an online sign up service. Once the sign up form has been completed you will receive an email invoice and when this is paid we’ll get out your membership card as soon as we can. Click here for the sign up form.

Rattan Hanging Baskets

We are now taking orders in store for the Ratten hanging baskets. Each basket contains approximately 15 plants and are of very high quality. The 14” baskets will be around £18 each and a 16” is available at around £24 each (based on last years prices). This year we will also be taking orders online, to do so please click here.

Seed Range

Click here to see our seed range.


In the BHS Diary

Friday 19th March 2021
Quiz Night
With Quizmaster Simon Foxen
Cost: £4 per person
Please bring your own food & drink, and don't forget to pre-book your table at the stores.

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Cancelled due to Government regulations.

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.

Page last modified 27th January 2021 @ 9:30am