Benfleet Horticultural Society has been in existence for over 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 12th August 2021 @ 5:47pm


Open Day & Mini Show

The committee has decided to hold an Open Day & Mini Show at the Stores on Saturday 28th August 10am - 4pm instead of holding our usual Autumn Show this year. We will again be serving tea & cake with donations going to Haven's Hospice & holding a Tombola in aid of 'A home for Lucy' - prize donations would be greatly appreciated (please bring them to the store).

Mini Show

For the Mini Show, each entrant will be provided with a 2ft by 2ft space which you may fill with any flowers, fruit, vegetables, cookery, handicraft, etc, that you have grown/made yourself.  You may fill your space with entries from just 1 of the aforementioned categories or all of them, and any other combination thereof - please feel free to get creative! If you would like to exhibit, please click here to fill out the entry form, entries must be received by 11.55pm on Monday 23rd August. Staging will be between 8.30am - 9.55am on the Open Day.


Renewing Membership Online

For anyone who is unable to come to the store to renew their membership we are now offering an online sign up service. Once the sign up form has been completed you will receive an email invoice and when this is paid we’ll get out your membership card as soon as we can. Click here for the sign up form.


Seed Range

Click here to see our seed range.


In the BHS Diary

Monday 11th October 2021
To be confirmed...
Entrance is free, with refreshments served.

Cancelled due to COVID

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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