Ewell Horticultural Association (EHA) has been supporting and serving the local community of Ewell and the surrounding areas since 1865, offering Residents encouragement and companionship in the enjoyment of their gardens. EHA has over 1,300 members and is thought to be amongst the oldest and largest Horticultural Associations in England. The Association is run by a friendly Committee of local people who welcome both members and non-members to our 3 annual Shows. We would be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to join us and become involved in the Association especially helping at the Shows.
EHA is a non-profit making community based organisation run by volunteers for the benefit of its members. New members are always welcome; membership is open to all from £2 per annum. Members are encouraged to participate in the 3 annual Shows by exhibiting their own produce of flowers, fruit and vegetables plus crafts & design and photographs. The Shows are held at Blenheim High School, Longmead Road, between Ewell and Epsom, which offers onsite car parking plus fully accessible facilities. Everyone who has attended our Shows has seen the stunning floral arrangements and almost certainly enjoyed the refreshments and delicious homemade cakes.
The Association also offers an annual programme of talks and trips for members
Newsletters on our activities are normally sent to members 4 times per year.
Our AGM is held in March. No AGM was held in 2021 due to Covid restrictions. The minutes of the 2020 AGM were approved in 2022 and can downloaded here . The draft minutes of the 2022 AGM can be downloaded here.
As we had to cancel most of our events in 2020 and 2021, we have decided to provide free membership for these years. The subscriptions already paid for 2020 will be allocated as subscriptions for 2022 and subscriptions already paid for 2021 will be allocated to 2023. The 2020/2021 handbook will be used for 2022 and 2023. Use the 2020 categories/recipes this year and the 2021 categories/recipes when we come to 2023.
Dates of course will be different to those shown.
New membership cards for 2022 have now being issued together with the Spring newsletter.
Our first Sping Show for 3 years was held successfully on 2nd April, though daffodil entries were down due to the recent weather conditions.
We are still unable to organise our garden trips this year. Why? We need someone to help organise them. If you can help please contact us.
The 2022 Dobies Group Scheme Seed Catalogue is now available to members with a wide range of flower and vegetable plants and seeds, fruit trees and plants, plus bulbs and equipment. By quoting the Discount code you will receive 40% discount on seeds and 10% discount on other items excluding gift vouchers, certain items of equipment plus post & packing. To obtain the 2022 code and/or a printed Catalogue please complete the enquiry form on the contact page of this website. Items can be ordered by phone 0344 967 0303 or online at www.dobies.co.uk remembering to quote the 2022 code on the order. The 2021 code is no longer valid.
We are very pleased to announce that your Committee has negotiated additional discounts with Chessington Garden Centre.
All members may now obtain 20% off the retail price for plants and gardening related items.
Take your current EHA membership card to the Chessington reception desk together with identification of your name & address, eg, a driving licence or a utility bill.
Chessington will then take your photo and your details and log both onto their system.
You will receive a Chessington Horticultural Club card to show, together with your current EHA membership card, to obtain the discount at the pay desk.
This will be valid for 1 year.
You will need to repeat this process with your 2021 EHA membership card from 1 February 2021
Note that the Chessington Horticultural Club card cannot be used in conjunction with existing offers or the Chessington Loyalty Scheme.
Hope that’s clear!
For more information on Chessington Garden Centre please visit their website by clicking here.
You can also go to:
Ashtead Park Garden Centre which offers all members a 10% discount on plants. To receive this discount members only need to show a current membership card at the tills.
The centre offers quality bedding plants, fruit trees, bulbs, flowers, seeds, seedlings, trees and shrubs, sourced locally and hand selected from nurseries whenever possible.
This independent family run business is located just off the A24 between Epsom and Ashtead on Pleasure Pit Road. For a map and directions and more information please visit their website by clicking here
Beechcroft Nursery on Reigate Road offer 10% discount on plants.
F Giles at Chessington Garden Centre offer 10% discount for machinery repairs,
Unfortunately, Court Farm Garden Centre no longer offers a discount.
Individual membership to the Association costs £2.00 per year. You are welcome to join at any of our events or by contacting our membership registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newsletters and other publicity is delivered to members by email, through the website or by distriburion of printed material by a team of road stewards in the Ewell area.
Email membership to the Association costs £2.00 per year and newsletters are emailed to the member. We would encourage members to become 'email members' as it will result in more timely deliver of the newsletter and help us reduce our costs.
Postal membership to the Association is also available at a cost of £5.00 per year.
The Association holds a record of members' names and addresses on a personal computer database. Information will be used by the Registrar for administrative purposes only and will not be disclosed to any other person(s) or organisation(s).
|Officers of the Association|
|Domestic Secretary||Beryl Smith|
|Show Secretary||Tracey Ross|
|Catering Officer||Dawn Simms|
|Talks Secretary||Jane Hoddy|
|Publicity Officer||Margaret Angus|
|Assistant Show Secretary||Position Vacant|
|Floral Arts Representative||Sheila Stracy|
|Meetings Secretary||Margaret Angus|
|Trips & Outings Organiser||Position Vacant|
|Trips & Outings Organiser||Position Vacant|
*(NCM) = Non Committee Member
Many members help at our events. If you would like volunteer, please do so by contacting any committee member. We would love to hear from you. See Contacts Page.