Welcome to Church Crookham Garden Society

A 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.



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HISTORY

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.


Summer 2022 Garden Society Trading Hut News

The trading shed will be open on Saturday mornings 10:00 to 11:30h until 24th September 2022.
We are hoping to recruit volunteers for the committee.  Let the secretary know if you could help in this regard.

The trading shed has been restocked as of 6th June.  Because of increased transport costs, some prices are higher.

Trading Hut, Church Crookham Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, GU52 8LD, (opposite the Wyvern pub).

Click here to view/download June 14th 2022 Shed Price List


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.

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The Beginning of the Church Crookham Garden Society

We were contacted by Jackie Richardson, who had come across our website when researching on the internet and she kindly told us of her father, Georg Ballard, having started the Society in 1954.

Here is Jackie’s History of the Church Crookham Garden Society (pdf)

Maybe it will jog some memories.  Do let us know. (Contact details at foot of page)