August 28th Saturday 2-5pm, Mottingham Horticultural Society Autumn Show is being held as usual at Eltham College. Class schedules are downloadable below, several classes are “open” to our members too, if you fancy entering.

Our own Autumn Show is being planned, hopefully it will go ahead on September 20th, updates will be posted here as soon as possible.

2021: Our Spring Show did not go ahead this year, and we arranged a talk in April instead.

We are still running our competitions! The Potato competition was using King Edwards this year, and we are also running a Largest Sunflower head competition, if you picked up your seeds.

Potato competition 2020

We are delighted to announce the winner of this year’s competition is Tim Shepherd, with a enormous harvest weighing 3lbs 13 oz! A packet of crisps will be presented to Tim as soon as meetings can resume. Close runner-up was Peter Brown with a yield of 3lbs 8 3/4 oz. Peter’s consolation is that he can have a well deserved Bangers & Mash supper. Thank you to everyone who competed and sent in their photos!

Classes for Autumn Show 2020 (cancelled)

  1. Vase of flowers, 3 stems of 1 cultivar
  2. Bowl of mixed flowers (max.12″x12″)
  3. Vase of shrubs or foliage, 3 or more stems, mixed
  4. Vase of dried seed heads 
  5. Five Fuchsia blooms, 1 or more cultivars (flower heads only, containers supplied)
  6. Ornamental pot plant (incl. cacti & succulents)
  7. Display of fruit, 1 or more type
  8. Display of vegetables, 1 or more type
  9. Tomatoes (dish of 5)
  10.  Display of herbs
  11.  Display of pressed flowers (NEW)
  12. Floral arrangement: an arrangement of home grown flowers in a teacup
  13. Competition: Potatoes (washed, in named transparent bag)

Last year’s Winner


Thank you to everyone who sent in photos for our second Online Show this year. We hope you had fun! Winners of each class are shown below, congratulations! They are 1C (Pat), 2A (Ann), 3L (Margaret), 4F (Val) and 5D (Kathy)



Photos of our 70th Anniversary and 1st Online SPRING SHOW winners.

Our President, Sir Nicolas Bevan says, ” I am greatly impressed by the quality of entries to our virtual Spring Show and I congratulate all those who sent in their photographs.  At this time of anxiety and sadness our gardens can be a source of consolation and diversion and provide an outlet for our energies.  I encourage all our members to carry on gardening and I look forward to the time when we can meet together again.”

The winner of Best in Show photograph is 10A, sent in by Faith. Congratulations! Here it is:

FC Garden Scene

Close runners up were 9F, the tea cup display by Ann H, followed by 4D the stripey camellia by Peter S, and 2D, the white tulips by Anastasia.

We have submitted Faith’s lovely photo to the Horti-Aid Gardening competition being run by the Perennial charity, to be judged by Alan Titchmarsh, Jim Buttress & others.

CABAHS has traditionally helped to support Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice over many years. Usually, we donate two months of our Plant Sales Table proceeds to the Hospice but this year we invited donations through this page, in celebration of successfully holding our first online Spring Show. We have raised about £320 for the Hospice!