Benhill-Crescent Horticultural Society

Benhill Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3SA

We are open every Sunday from 10:00 until 12:30.

Come see what's in stock at the BCHS Trading Hut

Open Every Sunday!

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Benhill-Crescent Horticultural Society is an active not-for-profit society for allotment holders and gardeners, based at the Benhill Allotment site in Benhill Road, Sutton.

 

With origins going back to 1957, the society currently has approximately 250 members from around the borough and beyond.

 

Even if you’re not an allotment holder, you can become a member and take advantage of the great prices at the Trading Hut.

 

You can also be part of the many social events throughout the year, sharing expertise, time and fun with like-minded people. Most events are free and all members are welcome to attend.

 

Call in to the Trading Hut at Benhill Road on any Sunday morning  to join.

 

 

An allotment at Benhill

About Us

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Supporting Charity:

Every year we select a charity to support.

 

Please note: that as our Shows and Social events were postponed in 2020 we have carried over fund raising for The Diamond Centre into 2021.

 

The Diamond Centre for Disabled Riders provides therapeutic riding and carriage driving for children and adults with disabilities.

As part of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), The Diamond Centre exists to provide disabled people with the opportunity to ride, carriage drive or vault at the level of their ability to benefit their health and well being.

 

Find out more about BCHS Supporting Charity

 

Diamond Riding Centre

Shows and Schedules

The society runs two horticultural shows for members and Allotment holders to exhibit their hard work and skills in a friendly competitive environment.

 

It’s not all about winning – it’s great fun to enter and show off your hard work.

 

Why not give it a go? The Shows Schedule can be requested on line by contacting Graham the Show Secretary at [email protected] by asking for a copy at the Trading Hut or clicking on the following link: BCHS Show Schedule

 

Allotment Holder's Show, Spud in a Tub and Refreshments at the

Allotment Site

Sunday 11th July 2021

This show is especially for allotment holders to display what they have grown on site, but also includes the Spud-in-a-Tub competition which is for all members. Buy your 'spud' and tub 3 entries for £1 from the Trading Hut and start growing!

 

The “Gordon Bennett” Trophy is awarded to the grower of the greatest total weight of potatoes grown from a single seed potato. Each entry will be laid out on a tray, noting weight and number of potatoes.  While the most pathetic entry will win the ‘Tryarda Trophy’.

 

This is a competition that pits family members against each other… but all in the name of fun!  This year the winner will win BCHS £10 voucher.

 

The Autumn Show at Benhill Allotment Site

Saturday 11th September 2021

This show is open to any member to enter.

 

There are 100 classes to enter in a variety of sections:

vegetables

fruit

flowers

plants

floral art and flower arranging

art and handicraft

photography

domestic

junior sections

 

The show is open to the public from 2pm. Refreshments are on sale and all proceeds from the raffle, refreshment sales and plant sales are donated to the society’s chosen charity for the year.

 

Further Information

 

See the Spud-in-a-Tub rules

 

Read the Show Rules

 

Read the Hints for Showing