Charing Gardeners' Society was formed 125 years ago. During the early years of our society we had just one main event run in a marquee at the summer fete.

We are a thriving society of over 150 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:

  • a copy of our 2020 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

  • 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, Nicky Bromley (01233 713615) 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.

Christine Flannery

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.

Melissa Alexander

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.

Nicky Bromley
membership secretary

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

Janet Wilkenson
social sectretary

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

Aly Pinnock

Aly has previously performed many of the jobs on the committee including treasurer, show secretary and chairman and is now a very willing pair of hands for whatever needs doing.

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.

Margery Thomas

Margery is an excellent plantswoman and looks after our plant stalls and is the main liaison point for Charing Scouts and Beavers.

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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