Welcome to Church Crookham Garden Society

27th April 2021

Church Crookham Garden Society, Fleet, Hampshire UKA vibrant garden society active in Church Crookham, FLEET, Hampshire. We hold several annual events and shows and run a comprehensively stocked stores hut with discounts for members.


Church Crookham Garden Society was formed in 1954 as the Ryelaw Garden Society. It was founded by residents of Ryelaw Road as an outlet for their interest in gardening. A potted history about the success story by founding members to cultivate the local sand can be found here…

At some time in its early stages, the Society began marketing garden supplies and until 1997 traded from sheds located in Moore Close.

The name of the Society was changed to Church Crookham Garden Society to reflect the wider residential location of its members.

Shows were organised and now two shows per year are held, one in the spring and one in late summer.

Garden Society Trading Hut News

CCGS is working towards a peat free society in alignment with current environmental thinking. We now have back in stock the very popular Natural Organic Compost at £4 per bag.
If you require any of these, please email alecjgrant@icloud.com to arrange collection. NB This does not have to be on a Tuesday
We also have a new product that has received good reviews: Westlands New Horizons in a 50l bag @  £5.50 per bag.

Trading Hut, Church Crookham Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, GU52 8LD, (opposite the Wyvern pub). Open on Saturday mornings between 10.00 and 11.30hrs during the growing season.

2021 Price list – click here

In 1997 the ground occupied by the Society’s sheds was subject to planning consent for residential building and the Society moved to a purpose built concrete structure located in the car park of the Crookham Memorial Hall in Sandy Lane, Church Crookham.

The Society is run by two committees:

  • Main committee
  • Show committee

Each committee is made up of elected members, and is chaired by the Society Chairman.


Summer Show 21st August

5th July 2021


There was no show in 2020, but we very much hope to run one this year.



New members and show visitors welcome Admission Free

Click here for the Show schedule (pdf) Please have a go and make it a great success!

July 2021 gardening tips

1st July 2021


As I write this, in June, my garden is about three weeks behind how it was last year.  The weather is beyond prediction for the next two months.  If it turns hot and dry, then stop mowing but keep hoeing.

Hoeing is a sure way to make it rain! – that, and cleaning the windows!

Still, the herbaceous border should be at its best – take a record of which plants need to be divided in the Autumn.

Currants, berries potatoes, onions, peas and beans should be ready for picking and storing.

When garlic leaves turn yellow, lift the bulbs and dry in a single layer in a dry place.

Sow seeds for autumn and winter salads.


This is a popular plant with bees – Echinops ritro ‘Veitch’s Blue’