The roots of Capel Horticultural Society go back to 1893. Today the Society is lead by a Committee and their aim remains unaltered from that of the founders – to help encourage the knowledge and practice of horticulture and the domestic arts.
Over the years the way in which this has been achieved has altered somewhat. Whilst still providing a platform for growers to exhibit the best of their produce alongside home baking and handicrafts, children’s classes have been included as well as photography and art classes.
The Society also stages a traditional village fete around the Grand Marquee at the annual Summer Show providing entertainment for all the family,
as well as the opportunity for other local organisations to promote themselves and fundraise.
Community involvement is at the core of the Society’s longevity and success. To both serve this community and attract their interest, over recent years new ideas have been introduced:
- A Quiz Night and Supper
- Village Litter Picks
- Potato Growing Competition
- Plant a Sunflower – for the children amongst us!
- Plant Sales
- Outings to beautiful and interesting gardens