Surrey Horticultural Federation Membership & Benefits

An Annual Subscription of the Surrey Horticultural Federation gives your organisation these benefits:

Annual Subscription (due on the 1st January each year) of the Surrey Horticultural Federation is £10.00 per club, per year.  Clubs and organisations that are members of the SHF enjoy:

  1. The fellowship of like-minded gardeners and horticulturalists in many walks of life, from over 80 societies in and around the Surrey area.  In addition, there are other Federations throughout Great Britain, to which we are linked.
  2. Participation on occasions throughout the year, in activities held in local halls.  These include illustrated talks, educational visits, an Inter-club quiz, and support for flower show classes.
  3. A Federation Newsletter is produced at regular intervals.  Clubs can advertise their own club events in the newsletter, where they’ll also find the details of the shows and events held by other clubs and societies who are members of the Surrey Horticultural Federation.
  4. The Surrey Horticultural Federation enjoys a close association with the Surrey Guild of Horticultural Judges and Lecturers.  Member societies receive one free copy of the latest list of Show Judges, and one free list that gives the details of local lecturers and expert speakers with information about their specialist subjects.  Member societies can also submit feedback sheets on speakers and lecturers.  Feedback sheets are collated by the SHF committee in the strictest confidence, and shared between the clubs and societies that are SHF members.  This helps improve the quality of speakers and lecturers.  To submit club feedback on a speaker or lecturer, please use this Feedback Sheet or email your thoughts to Beth.
  5. Advice and information on where high calibre speakers may be reached, including Beth’s List of Zoom Speakers.
  6. A list of member clubs’ secretaries is held by the Federation.  This is issued annually to our member clubs, so that the clubs may easily contact one another.
  7. The S.H.F. is affiliated to The Royal Horticultural Society.
  8. S.H.F. Award of Merit Cards for your Flower Shows are available free of charge, on request.
  9. S.H.F. Council Members are always willing to help societies on horticultural matters.
  10. Active participation in the organisation of the Federation by attendance at Annual General Meetings, details of which are given in the Newsletter.
  11. Clubs and societies that are members of the Surrey Horticultural Federation can have their talks, shows, events, and meetings, advertised on this, our Surrey Horticultural Federation website.  This website advertises only the events arranged by societies and clubs that are fully paid up members of the Surrey Horticultural Federation – membership is only £10 a year.