Come  along to our JulyTalk more information on our Newsletter page. 


So come along and join us, all are welcome - young, old or in between. Knowledgeable or otherwise.

New to gardening or an experienced green fingered grower. We would love to have you join us.


Our Horticultural Society's 54th Annual Show was held at the Community Centre,Dundalk Road, Widnes on Sunday 6th September 2015.

Gardeners from our own Society competed with   neighbouring Societies for the top prizes.. There were many competitors in all categories

The Mayor of Halton, Cllr Eileen Cargill presented prizes and trophies to the deserving winners at the conclusion of a wonderful afternoon.

Society Chairman, Margaret Findley said, "there was plenty of interest for all the family including art and handicrafts, photography, home baking and jams.  All this in addition to some amazing flowers and vegetables. "Margaret says that "we again invited the Motley Ukele Band to entertain our visitors throughout the afternoon.  This was a popular feature last year and once again provided a festival atmosphere to our gardening showcase".

The main sponsor this year was the national magazine  "Garden News". It sponsored two prize categories -  "Top Vase" for flowers and  "Top Tray" for vegetables. The winners and runners-up received garden gift vouchers and "Garden News" Certificates.{Please see our Sponsors Page on the website for other companies and organisations who supported our Show.}We thank them all for their support.

In addition there was a prize raffle,a tombola and a book/DVD and plant stall, along with a Quilting and Cake Decoration.

It was a most successful afternoon, which was greatly enjoyed by the record number visitors who attended.

Widnes & District Horticultural Society welcomes all budding gardeners both young and old to our website. Come along and join us. At present we hold four events throughout the year,  three of which are talks followed by a buffet and they are held at the Select Stadium.

The other event is the annual show, which is held at Ditton Community Centre in September. This is a very popular event, rated one of the best of its kind in the North West of England. Classes are not just for veg and flowers, there are sections for photography, handicrafts, painting and classes for all you ladies who like to show off your baking  skills. There are numerous classes in our children's section. All entries to which are free of charge. The adults entries are charged at just 20p per item.

Last year we had the Motley Ukes playing for us which proved a great success. So why not come along and enjoy  the show? Or even come along to one of our evenings at the Stadium. You will be made very welcome. At our Christmas buffet we had the H'arts & Voices Choir to provide the entertainment.

So come on, what's stopping you ? The society is always looking for new members  and encourages members to help with the events that we run. 

Finally, have a look at the other pages on this site for events dates and other local shows. The cost of being a member is only £5 per year. Details on the Membership page.

 The Shevington Gardening Club Show has been added to other clubs shows. Details are on the Events page.


The Society always welcomes new members for an annual fee of just £5. Download details from the website at




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