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Growing in the Community
Leigh & District Cottage Garden Society

Inspiring Community Life
Flowers, Growing Food, Sustainability, Handicrafts, Gardens, Recycling, Wildlife


Join Leigh & District Cottage Garden Society

We are a thriving, informal and friendly society in a village in the heart of the Surrey countryside. We've been around since 1891 and are affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and have close associations with the Parish Council and South & South East in Bloom.

Our key purpose is to nurture and support the culture of fruit, flowers and vegetables and of home crafts within our community. We try and keep our programme of events fresh & exciting getting together regularly for talks and presentations, seed swaps, visiting Gardens and other Garden Shows across the year. 

Our main events in the year are the Summer and Autumn Shows organised by Committee Members. Membership is open to all from gardening novices to specialists. There are opportunities to share your enthusiasm with like-minded people, share your skills, learn new skills, get inspired about your environment, as well as getting involved with your community.

For day to day updates follow us on Facebook: @LDCGS


Join the committee!

We are looking for a Secretary to join our small friendly committee. We hold a flower show and village fair in July, and organise talks and garden visits throughout the year. You would:

  • attend committee meetings (on average every 6 - 8 weeks) and write up the minutes

  • keep the website up to date and send out email newsletters

  • respond to communications to the Society

  • keep records as required of Society matters

Training can be provided for all aspects of the role. If you would like to find out more contact our chairman, Mark Dobell, on We look forward to hearing from you,

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