Our glorious town
For those who know Midhurst in West Sussex, you'll be well aware of just want a wonderful, thriving market town we live in and how lucky we are to be a part of this fabulous community.
Set in the centre of the breathtaking South Downs National Park, Midhurst has its proverbial roots set firmly in the history books, dating back to the early 1100's.
The town is full of historical buildings ranging from Medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture, in fact, over 100 buildings in the town are listed! Cowdray and it's stunning ruin sit firmly in the heart of our beautiful town which blossoms a thriving community of arts, culture, polo and country pursuits.
The Midhurst Garden Club is an affiliated member of The Royal Horticultural Society.
Our club and history
The Midhurst Garden Club was established in 1981 and is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society.
We are a thriving, active club with a membership in excess of 120.
The Midhurst and District Garden Club was an activity that was first the art sub committee of MADCA, the Midhurst and District Community Association back in the 1970’s. The first show was held at the old Grange Sports Centre. The first chairman was Mr Fred Golby and it became a club in it’s own right. The club started organising two shows, summer and autumn with points going towards cups.
Two cups were donated by the Toothills from Sheep Lane, the Toothills Cup and the Susan Toothills cup, there was also the Adrian Hill cup, who was one of the early BBC broadcasters for children who lived at Laundry Cottages at Cowdray Ruins. Classes
included cooking, flower arranging, children’s paintings or miniature gardens as well as flowers and vegetables. Evening meetings were started and then outings and at one stage membership was in excess of 400.
As life and work ethics changed, less people were interested in exhibiting and as a result the name of the club became The Midhurst Garden Club.
Our get-togethers and outings
We meet on the 2nd Monday of every month at the South Downs National Park Memorial Hall, other than August and January. We try to ensure we have a varied and interesting group of experienced speakers throughout the year.
We have three outings a year where we hire a coach and two or three other outings where the venue is closer and we use our own transport. Check out our Events page, to see when our next outings/meetings are scheduled.
Want to join MGC?
If you would like to join our community of garden enthusiasts, annual subscription is £10.00 with £1.00 door entrance fee for events. Visitors are welcome to attend certain events for £3.00 entry fee.
Please go to our Contact page, complete the form and let us know you would like to join. We will get back to you with more information.
We look forward to welcoming you!
The South Downs National Park Memorial Hall
The illustration of the Hall, formerly the Midhurst Grammar School is from the A-Z of Midhurst by Leanda Jaine.