The main aim of the Warwick Horticultural and Allotment Society is to encourage interest in and knowledge of horticulture in Warwick and the surrounding area. It has been in existence for more than 75 years and has the Mayor of Warwick as its President. Membership is open to all and children under 16 join free. The Society is also an affiliated member of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Having an allotment is not a requirement for joining - anyone with an interest in gardening and horticulture is welcome. It is also an excellent way to learn from others' horticultural experience.
We operate a Trading Hut situated at the heart of the Percy Estate Allotment site in Warwick, open on Sunday mornings, where members are able to purchase a wide range of gardening essentials at preferential and competitive rates. As a member you would also be entitled to a range of other benefits and savings, including free entry to our Annual Show and discounted rates from some commercial gardening suppliers.
The WHAS organises a number of talks, trips and social events during the year - full details are given on the Membership Card and on our web-site. Talks and social events are normally held on the third Tuesday evening of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Methodist Church Community Centre, Barrack Street, Warwick CV34 4TH, from the AGM in March through to November.
An Annual Horticultural and Craft Show is held annually over the August Bank Holiday weekend (see attached Show Booklet as an example for the 2021 Annual Show). The 2022 Annual Show is to be held on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August, once again in the Court House and Pageant Garden on Jury Street/Castle Lane in central Warwick. Members and non-Members are all welcome to visit the Show and to put in entries to show their gardening skills - do give it a try, as extensive experience of growing is not essential! It will be a fun day out for all the family, with Craft Stalls and Displays, Plant Sales and refreshments, as well as the Show itself in the grand surroundings of the Court House Ballroom. Full details are available on the WHAS web-site.