Bockhampton & District Horticultural Association is a very friendly and active club, not just for local gardeners but also for bakers, jam-makers, photographers and those who enjoy floral art and handicrafts, or a cup of tea and a chat at one of our events.

Our membership is historically based in Bockhampton and West Stafford, but we also welcome members from Dorchester and surrounding villages.

We have a busy programme of events – two Saturday shows in Spring and Summer, two informal members’ social evenings in June and December, Friday-evening talks in winter by experts on a range of topics, and a hotly-contested annual quiz.  There are full details on the Events page of this website – please do have a look.

Castle Gardens Gold Club Member

Bockhampton & District Horticultural Association

Members’ benefits also include a Bring-and-Buy Plant Sale on the May bank holiday weekend that offers amazing value, as well as a discount buying evening at Castle Gardens in April, and a Suttons Seeds discount group order each autumn.

We are affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, giving our members free access to garden advice, and to the Dorset Federation of Horticultural Societies.   We are members of the Castle Gardens’ Gold Club which offers special prices at the Gardens Group centres including Poundbury in addition to the one-off buying evening in Sherborne.   Members can also get discount prices at several local nurseries or gardening shops, on presentation of our membership card.

All this for a membership fee of just £5 per person for a year (show entries are extra).   We welcome children at no charge, both as members and as show exhibitors.

We are always looking for new members and would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in joining us.