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Charing Gardeners' Society was formed in 1897. During the early years of our society we had just one main event run in a marquee at the summer fete. It is very different now....

We are a thriving society of over 160 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 £5 per person and that entitles you to:

  • a copy of our 2024 annual: 60 pages of news, articles and information on our events. See a copy of our previous annual here

  • monthly emails with news & event reminders (optional)

  • reduced price access to some of our trips

  • discounted entry to our shows

  • discounts at Fixings Warehouse, GM&M John's Butcher and discounted tours at Westwell Wines.

  • ability to win trophies at the shows


To attend the Wine & Wander events you will need to show your membership card. So don't delay, join today. Simply contact our membership secretary, Claire Maxted  07805 477973  or click below.

Heather Button
chairman & publicity

The Chairman organises the committee and chairs the meetings, delegates the activities of the committee and ensures the smooth running of the society. The publicity role is to prepare the newsletter and circulate, to write the content for the parish magazine and to update local media on activities.

Karen Saunders
vice chair & editor

The vice chairman stands in for the chairman when necessary. The editor produces the annual each year and also manages the website.

Jacqui Watson

The role of the secretary is to take the minutes of the committee meetings and circulate them, to ensure actions are clearly allocated, to prepare notifications and circulate documents for the AGM.

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Chris Gilbert

The treasurer pays invoices and expenses, pays in monies to the bank, prepares a monthly financial update for the committee and the annual accounts for the auditor.

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Claire Maxted
membership secretary

The membership secretary handles all new membership enquiries and renewals and manages the membership records.

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Alison Hague
social secretary

The role of the social secretary is to book speakers for our talks and confirm presentation details with them and ensure they are paid.

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Neil Bone
plant sales

If anyone would like to take this on at our talks and shows please contact the committee.

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Barbara Newman

Barbara books our visits and coaches, organises the wine and wander events and manages the provision of and teas/ wine for our talks and events.

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Fliss Rogers

Fliss is a relatively new member and organises raffle prizes and ticket sales.

show secretary

The show secretary manages the show schedule, entries and results, books the RHS judges, manages the show on the day, calculates winners and oversees the presentation of prizes and Inter-village competition.

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