MilfordHorticultural &GardeningSociety was formed in January 1968 with four officers and six committee members elected. In the beginning there was only one annual show, nowadays we have three shows annually, Spring, Summer and Autumn, with cups, shields and certificates awarded for the best entries.
Over the years there have been five Presidents, ten Chairman, four Treasurers, seven Secretaries and six show organisers, some serving over fifteen years.
In 1974, the Society hosted BBC Gardeners Question Time, the waiting now is upwards of two years.
We currently have 225 members with a wide variety of garden interests in spite of many having small or no gardens, so no surprise that the Society is very much a social one.
We are a very active Society holding monthly meetings with guest speakers at the Milford Village Hall, at least one outing each year; this year we had two outings to Sissinghurst and Highgrove, unfortunately HRH Prince Charles was not in residence. We also hold an annual AGM each November and a member's social evening every January with food a entertainment.
The Society regularly participates in the inter-village competition for the Close-Brooks cup, winning it ten times and hosting the event on a number of occasions, this year (2012) we finished second behind Tilford.