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Since 1919, the aim of the Long Ashton Horticultural Society has been to promote flower and vegetable growing, and to bring people together to learn from each other. The centrepiece of our year is our Annual Show, a community event, for villagers to share with each other the amazing things that they have grown, cooked, photographed or made. But we also hold regular events throughout the year, including visits and talks. See our 2024 planned events here.

Our next event is a visit to Lady Farm Gardens in Chelwood on Thursday 18th July.  This trip has been very popular with members but the Gardens are able to cater for larger groups so spaces are still available.  Members should see the emails from Mary Lord for more details and contact her (if you have not already done so) to reserve a place if you’d like to go.  She needs to give final numbers to Lady Farm in advance for catering purposes etc, so reservation is essential.  Once you know a place is reserved for you please pay promptly.  All payments must be received by 8 July.

Looking further ahead, we have three events in August this year.  The first on Saturday 3 August is a visit to Limeburn Hill Vineyard in Chew Magna.  The second is a tour of the Gardens at Tyntesfield with the Head Gardener and the third is a Member’s Open Garden.  More information on the second and third events in due course.

Robin Snowdon and Georgina Harvey from Limeburn Hill Vineyard gave us a wonderful evening earlier this month during which Robin gave a fascinating talk about how they care for the vineyard using biodynamic principles.  This holistic approach places equal importance to the soil, plants and overall eco system which has resulted in the vineyard being a haven for wildlife with a rich biodiversity.  After the talk we enjoyed sampling their sparkling wines which are certified biodynamic, organic and natural with a very different taste to conventional wines which typically contain a high number of additives.

Robin will be giving us a tour of the Limeburn Hill Vineyard which is situated on the south facing slopes of Westfield Farm, overlooking the Chew Valley.  Robin the vineyard manager and winemaker will take us on a guided walk through the vines, demonstrating how the land is managed in a natural and sustainable way and explain how biodynamic farming methods work in harmony with the natural world.

Weather permitting we will finish at the top of the vineyard at a seating area with beautiful views over the valley and then have the opportunity to buy a glass of wine or bottles to take away plus ask questions of the makers or simply enjoy the view!

This is another event requiring pre-booking so check for emails from Mary.  Non-members may attend but, due to limited numbers of places, priority will be given to members.  The good news is, there’s still time to join before August so scroll to the bottom of this page for the membership link!

 

The 98th Long Ashton Flower Show

The 98th Annual Show will take place on Saturday 7th September 2024 in the Village Hall. We invite everyone to join us to take part, visit the show and to enjoy the delicious home-made cakes served by our team of volunteers.

The 2023 schedule and entry forms (PDF) are available to print from this website Schedule, Entry Form where you can also find out more about the Show and how to become a member of the Society.

Pictures from The 2023 Show!!… Click for more images

Disclaimer: Please note that attending Society advertised visits or events is undertaken at your own risk.

 


  • The Annual Show September

    The Annual Long Ashton Show takes place on the first Saturday in September in the Village Hall.  There are classes for fruit, flowers, and vegetables, preserves, bakes, photos, paintings and crafty creations to name a few – there’s something for everyone of all ages.
    Find out more

  • Taking Part

    The Annual Long Ashton Show takes place on the first Saturday in September in the Village Hall..
    Entering the Show is easy, Find out how

  • LAHS Library

    Members Library Now Open
    Chris Young’s Articles Full List
    Books To Borrow Full List
    Magazines To Borrow Full List

     

  • Coming events

    Click below for the schedule of 2024 events

    Contact the Membership Secretary if you would like more details of any event and how to join

    Calendar of Events