January 2017:  You are at the OLD website for the Catisfield and District Hortultural Society.
At the AGM held in November 2014 the Society was faced with closure after 54 years in existence due to falling active members and lack of Officers.
Fortunately the Society was rescued.
It has subsequently been re-named as the Catisfield Gardening Club.

The NEW LIVE website for the Catisfield Gardening Club can now be found at:

  please click on that to go there

  A version of the old CHS website is below. It is kept online to preserve some memory of it and its members.

See Also: (Being built) - a Record of CHS Winners. try it out at..... CHS Winners

CHS 'logo'
Catisfield & District Horticultural Society

For the Catisfield District, Fareham, Hampshire, UK

Founded at a meeting held on Friday October 7th, 1961

        Catisfield Pride 
        - bred by Catisfield 
         Horticultural Society President John Bridgland
President: Dr Hugh Carling MBE
Vice-President: Eddie Rose
2012 Officers: Chairman: David Hawkesworth,
Dep-Chairman: Brian Mason, Treasurer: Doreen Baker,
Minutes Secretary: Les Ballard, Show Sec: tba
above is the Fuchsia

Catisfield Pride

- bred by past Catisfield Horticultural Society President John Bridgland
. . .
  • Each held in the Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield, Fareham.
  • Many Different Classes. Up to 70, in sections such as: Flowers; Veg; Fruit; Floral Art; Children's; Craft & Home Produce; and The 'Top Tray' & 'Top Vase' classes. All Members receive a copy of the Show Schedule and are encouraged to enter.
  • Visitors and new Members WELCOME
  • Plant Sales, Raffle, Tea, Auction
SPRING Sat 24th March 2012 viewing 1:30 - 4.

SUMMER Sat 30th June 2012 viewing 1:30 - 4.

AUTUMN Sat 1st Sep 2012 viewing 1:30 - 4

  • at 7:30, in the Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Fareham PO15 5NN
  • Second THURSDAY of the Month
  • Interesting Talks on Gardening and other Topics too, Advice, Library, Raffle, Tea
  • Visitors and new Members WELCOME. Just come along for a meeting.

The 2012 Programme is wide and varied, and is of interest to anyone who enjoys gardens, gardening and our surroundings:

8th December 2011 Get-Together, Quiz + American Supper

12th January 2012 Jim Bettley - The Arctic Circle Expedition on 2 Wheels.
9th February 2012 Steve Harris - Hogs, Hops & Hangings.
8th March 2012 Les Ballard - The Amazon, Galapagos & South America
12th April 2012 Sally Burr - Make More of Your Plants (Propogation)
Will bring plants to sell.
10th May 2012 Brian Madders - Chrysanthemums for all Seasons. May bring plants to sell.
14th June 2012 CHS Plant Swap Evening.
12th July 2012 Carol Watson - My Wild Alpine Collection.
9th August 2012 Dr Alick Jones - How can we make our gardens more wildlife friendly.
13th September 2012 Alan Martin - A Borneo Experience.
11th October 2012 Jim Love - Nepal, A Plant Hunters Trek.
8th November 2012 AGM + Paul Bowers - The Inca Trail.
13th December 2012 Get-Together + American Supper

For more information on the programme:

  • contact Alan Martin, CHS Programme Organiser
    at 9 Harvester Drive, Catisfield, Fareham PO15 5NR
    01329 312 269
  • or anyone on the CHS Committee
  • or email (see below)

EVENTS ----- Trips, Socials, Quizzes

  • see the June and December meetings
  • 2012 Coach Outing to somewhere of interest - possibly Parham House near Arundel , details to be announced
  • also if possible an Evening outing to a local garden / nursery / etc - to be announced
Gardener of the Year

Each year the member who has achieved the most points across the three Society shows is named as the "Catisfield Horticultural Society Gardener of the Year" and awarded the Bob Campbell Trophy.

The 'Gardener of the Year' for 2011 was Doug Glading with 86 points, followed by Colin Parker with 76 points whilst third place was shared by Brian Mason and Ann Ryves with 46 points.
The RHS Banksian Medal for 2011 was also won by Doug Glading.


Committee Members 2012

  • Dennis Adams
  • George Baker
  • Gwen Butcher
  • Doug Glading
  • Alan Martin
  • Anne Ryves
CHS President         John Bridgland (right) congratulating Dr Hugh Carling CHS President John Bridgland (right) congratulating Dr Hugh Carling - Hugh stood down as Chairman in 1999 after holding that position since the Society's formation.
         Horticultural Society Autumn Show 2004  Catisfield 
         Horticultural Society Autumn Show 2001  CHS Autumn Show - general views
         Horticultural Society Spring Show 2004 judging Catisfield 
         Horticultural Society Spring Show 1996  A CHS Spring Show.
         Horticultural Society Autumn Show 2003 Floating Flowers
         Horticultural Society Autumn Show 2008  Oddest Vegetable  Catisfield 
         Horticultural Society Autumn Show 2004  Winning Tart  Doug Glading
         Horticultural Society John Rustell 2003  Catisfield 
         Horticultural Society Alan Martin  2003  Catisfield 
         Horticultural Society John Bridgland and Jessica Law  Catisfield 
         Horticultural Society  - Shirley Cambell
Some photographs of winners / winning entries in the Flowers, Vegetable, Craft, Floral Art and Children's classes.
         Horticultural Society Summer Show 2003  Roy Freemantle  Catisfield 
         Horticultural Society Spring Show 2003 Beryl Crudgington

Comments, queries and messages to:

1996, 2011 Catisfield Horticultural Society. On the Web since January 1996.
. . . Most recent revision 2nd Dec 2011
See also Catisfield - More Information about Catisfield.
BOB CAMPBELL was Show Secretary from 1989 till his unfortunate death in September 2002. He helped this Society so much, in so many ways. He is sorely missed.
Catisfield 1972
John Bridgland at the 1972 CHS Spring Show The CHS President, John Bridgland reached the grand age of 100 in August 2007. Unfortunately we have to record that John died on August 15th. He will be remembered as a staunch supporter of the Society for tens and tens of years, as well as for the many fuchsia varieties he bred.