About us

Charing Gardeners' Society was formed over a hundred years ago, in 1896. During the early years of our society we had just one main event run in a marquee at the Summer Fete. See our Memories link on the news pages for a nostalgic trip into the past.

We are a thriving society of over 200 members with friendly people of all levels of abilities and we welcome new members at any time of year at any of our events. We are really pleased to report that there has been a great uptake in membership over the last 3 years and we are especially keen to encourage more children and families to take up gardening and participate in our programme of events.

The current membership cost is still just £3 per person and that entitles you to:

To obtain the membership discounts and to attend the Wine & Wander events you will need to show the membership card. So don't delay, join today. Simply contact our membership secretary, Nicky Bromley(01233 713615), or one of our other committee members or email us using the link below:

Contact us

Membership form


The current committee and officers are listed below. Please click on one of the underlined roles to see a description:

Name Role
Lady Corrie Bain Smith President
John Hosking, Adrian Nash & Lucy Simmons Vice Presidents
Aly Pinnock Chairman
Heather Button Vice Chairman
Maggi Hill Treasurer
Christine Wickenden Secretary
Vacant/Aly Pinnock Show Secretary
Nicky Bromley Membership Secretary

Karen Saunders

Chris Flannery

Janet Wilkinson

Sheila Ferries

Barbara Newman

Margery Thomas



Supporters in 2017:

Member discounts at:
Kevin Giles

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