Once upon a time each of the old ‘villages’ of West London had its own
horticultural society but now only the Fulham Horticultural Society
remains. This society was founded in 1924 and still, today, holds a number
of Flower Shows a year when a variety of cups and other prizes can be won.
These include the Royal Horticultural Society’s Banksian Medal, the
National Vegetable Society medal and the British Pelargonium and
Geranium Society’s Spoon.
There is an autumn Show, usually early in September, to catch the dahlias,
chrysanthemums and other plants, representing this time of mellow fruitfulness.
There are classes for pot-grown plants for those with patios or living in flats.
As well as flowers and pots, the shows have classes for all sorts of vegetables, and for
the more domestically-minded, classes for cakes, jams and bottled and pickled fruits.
The Photographic category will win prizes for all those holiday snaps
with a horticultural theme.
There are also classes for children to show off their creative skills.
The Fulham Horticultural Society’s handbook is available to download from this website
or by ringing 07976579139 (email:fulhamhs(at)gmail.com).