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
Annual General Meeting 9th October 2017
Hon.President: G Bennett
Officers Elected: I Buxton (Treasurer), L Yetman (Acting Secretary), F Bull (Show Secretary)
The meeting adopted the annual accounts and agreed the membershp fees would remain at £5 for individuals and £7 per couple.
A number of new members expressed interest in forming a sub-committee to consider outings and events (additional to the annual show) for 2017/18. A separate meeting will be held for this purpose.
The show will be held in August as usual and as it is the 85th efforts will be made to celebrate this milestone in style.
                  84th Ashwater Horticultural Show - 19th August 2017
The show took place in conjunction with the Agricultural Show on the Show Field.
Thanks to the Judges: Mark Preece (Fruit and Vegetables), Penny Jones (Flowers),Steve Morey (Cookery) and Diane Williams (Children and Young People).
Congratulations to the following trophy winners:
Harrison Hunt: (Children's Challenge Cup, Under 11yrs), Rowan Tidball: Perpetual Cup (Ages between 12 and 16).
Winners of most points in the following classes were:
Flowers - Rhonda Fry, Fruit - Stephen Davies, Vegetables - Vernon Anning, Preserves - Lorna Binns, Cookery - Ivan Buxton, Single Rose - Christine Head.
Raffle Winners were: 1st Prize £50, Mr Cole. 2nd Prize £20, R Fry, 3rd Prize £10 C Whitehead.

Joining the Society
There is an annual membership fee of only £5.00 for an individual, £7.00 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