About Us

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Contact us: our e-mail address is cabahshortisoc@gmail.com

The Charlton And Blackheath Amateur Horticultural Society (CABAHS) was founded in 1950. We hold our monthly meetings in the Old Library of Charlton House, a beautiful Grade 1 listed Jacobean mansion in Charlton (SE7 8RE).  Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in gardening.

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Each month we have either a Talk, or a Show or a Members evening (see Calendar page). We had a special lecture in November last year from Nick Bailey, garden designer, writer and Gardeners World presenter. We hold a Spring and an Autumn Show.

Members can join our Garden Visits, organised a few times a year. As we are RHS affiliated, we can have free entry to one RHS garden each year. We are also members of the Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies.

Most months we hold a Plant Sales table, full of plants grown by our own members. Members can bring in plants and flowers that are performing well in their own gardens to be displayed on the informal Show Table.

The monthly meetings are sociable occasions, with Refreshments served and an opportunity to win a prize in our Raffle, which is often a flowering plant or something connected with gardening.