Founded in 1859

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Chairman – Alan Dallman

Membership Secretary – Myfanwy Probyn

Treasurer – Jo Sheehan

Secretary – Roxane Stirling

Committee Members: Laura Boothman, Anne Dallman, Celia Davies, Sylvia Hurst, Yvonne Locke, Jill Marston, Steven Marston, Patrick Roberts, Pat Simons, Rosie Slosek, Gary Sycamore

Contact Details:

Highgate Horticultural Society




Alan Dallman, Chairman,
27 Wood Vale, N10 3DJ
Tel: 020 8883 9186

Roxane Stirling, Secretary, 26 Ashmount Road, N19 3BJ. Tel: 020 7263 6831

Myfanwy Probyn, Membership Secretary,
48 Brookfield Mansions, Highgate West Hill, N6 6AT. Tel: 07896 940 089

Founded in 1859


Welcome to the Highgate Horticultural Society website

On 15 December, 1859 a circular was issued convening a meeting for the purpose of establishing a Society, to be called the Highgate Horticultural and Floricultural Society and the first exhibition was held on 27 June, 1860; there were 71 entries and prizes amounting to £23/7/0d were awarded.

Times have changed but we are still a lively group of gardening enthusiasts in the Highgate area, keen to interest others in the joy that gardening brings.

We have three shows a year which we are very lucky to be able to stage in the United Reformed Church in Pond Square (see contact page for address and map) and although horticultural pursuits are our main aim, our shows also include flower arranging and domestic classes and as we are particularly keen to interest younger exhibitors we have a number of classes for children.

Membership is open to all and although most of our members live in the Highgate area we have active members from as far away as Hampshire!

Contacting us is easy just email:  

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History of the Society


Dear Members and Friends

In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic we have taken the decision to postpone the AGM (scheduled for 14 March) to later in the year and to cancel completely the Spring Flower Show on 28 March.

We hope that the crisis will be over soon and we hope to see you at our Summer Show.


Further Dates for 2020


Our Flower Shows are all held in the United Reformed Church South Grove, Highgate Village, N6 6BA between 2-5pm

The presentation of awards is at 3.30pm and we have plant and produce stalls, a raffle and of course our delicious homemade teas!


Summer Show       11 July

Autumn Show         5 September

Fair in the Square    20 June



Our Summer Flower Show is on 11 July.  New exhibitors are welcome come anlong and enter for the first time with no obligation to join as a taster of how exciting it is!  

If you would like to enter please go to the Show Information link, any queries or to send entries please email the Secretary.

We are at Fair in the Square on 20 June, come along and say hello and stock up on plants which are sold to finance the shows.




2019 was a fantastic show year, entries up and the quality excellent but we want to see lots more exhibitors so if you are interested in gardening and are not yet a member please join and lets see some new faces picking up cups at our award presentations. There is something for everyone flowers, fruit, vegetables or if you are a flower arranger, baker or enthusiastic knitter there is a category for you and lets not forget we want to encourage our young people to get involved so why not get your children or grandchildren to exhibit.

We do need more able bodied people to help out - setting up the shows on the Friday before and helping to clear away after – most of the committee are almost on their knees by then! We always need produce to sell and cakes for our teas and if you have plants, fruit or vegetables surplus to requirements please bring them along to the shows so we can sell them to raise fund to pay for staging the shows. Contact the Secretary if you would like to volunteer.

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