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 23rd October 2020 @ 1:06pm


Autumn Planting Bulbs in store now. We have Daffodils (inc. miniatures) Tulips (inc. miniatures), Hyacinths (prepared & outdoor), Alliums, & more. We also have Onion & Garlic sets. WE ARE WORKING ON GETTING MORE CROCUS BULBS IN SOON.

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

Friday 13th November 2020
Quiz Night
With Quizmaster Simon Foxen
Cost: £4 per person
Please remember to pre-book your table at the store

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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