Ashwater Horticultural Society

A show society has been in existence since at least 1926. In 2002, it was expanded into a full Gardening Club with talks, visits, walks, plant sales and the show in August each year. This is held in conjunction with the Ashwater Agricultural Show. There are currently around 30 members and the Club is run entirely by volunteers.


  • Holding relaxed, friendly and informal meetings for lectures, discussion and demonstrations
  • Having group outings
  • An annual walk, sometimes with a pub lunch, other times a cider and pasty
  • Holding an annual horticultural show
  • Running plant sales to raise funds for local charities and to fund the outings
                  84th Ashwater Horticultural Show - 19th August 2017
The show will again take place in conjunction with the Agricultural Show on the Show Field.
Entries must be submitted by 6pm on Wednesday 16th August.
Exhibits must be in the Marquee before 10.30am on the day of the show.
Schedules will be available in May in Ashwater Shop or downloaded from this website after 1st May 2017.  To download the schedule click on the following link: 84TH AHS SHOW.doc
Please return all cups and trophies to the shop or Fiona Bull as soon as possible.

83rd Ashwater Horticultural Society Show Held on 20th August 2016 - Trophy Winners

Congratulations to the following:
1. Single Rose - Fiona Bull    2.  Best Pot Plant - Rebecca Kelly   3.  Most Points in Flower Classes - Fiona Bull

4. Judges Choice in Flower Section - Gordon Bennett  5. Sweet Peas - Michael Taylor

6. Hanging Basket - Janet Williams  7. Patio Planter - Rhonda Fry  8. Best Dahlias - Gordon Bennett

9. Most Points in Fruit Classes - Fiona Bull  10. Best Onions - Gordon Bennett  11. Judges Choice in Vegetable Classes - Maureen Still  12. Most Points in Vegetable Classes - Fiona Bull  13. The President's Cup - Fiona Bull  14.  Best Rug - Maureen Still  15. Preserves - Joanna Barriball  16. WI Cookery Classes - Joanna Barriball  17. Children's Classes under 11 years - Rowan Tidball  18. Most Points in age group 12 years to 16 years - Cloe Westaway



Joining the Society
There is an annual membership fee of only £7.00 for an individual, £10.00 for a couple and children are free and there is also usually a small fee per meeting. However, you don’t have to be a member to attend the events listed above. Please let us know in advance if you wish to attend any outings (other than events) to ensure there is a space on the coach or admission has been arranged to the various destinations.


Please feel free to come along to one of our meetings and have a chat.  If you wish to contact us:


Society Officers:
Letitia Yetman, Secretary 01409 211131
Ivan Buxron, Treasurer Email:
Gordon Bennett, Hon. President