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We are awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Swallowfield Horticultural Society, the organiser of the Swallowfield Show, is very proud to announce that it has received a 2018 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The citation for the award reads:

“Promoting gardening and organising events for the benefit of the community and local charities”

Receipt of this award is testament to the enthusiasm, hard work and dedication of members of the Society, volunteers and friends over many years of successful events and activities.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved.

We get a Lottery Grant!

Thanks to the hard work of our Treasurer and Webmaster, we are very pleased to announce that we have been very fortunate to have been awarded a Lottery Grant which will enable us to really revamp the entrance gate at the Show, enabling people to pay by credit / debit card (inc contactless) as well as take advance purchase tickets  at any queue.

By utilising Ipads and printers, connected via a 4G wifi router we hope to make the entrance to the Show as smooth as it possibly can be.


Presentation of Cheque to Ufton Adventure

The Society were very pleased to be able to present a cheque to Ufton Adventure.  Mary Bayliss and Graham Stanley went along to present the charity with their cheque:

Ufton Adventure raises the aspiration and attainment of disadvantaged and disabled children through outdoor learning in our woodland cabins and grounds. Through repeated residential visits, the young people that visit them develop skills to meet the challenges they face at home and in school, returning as more successful learners.

Presentation of Cheque to Peter Samuel Charitable Trust

The Society recently made a donation to the Peter Samuel Charitable Trust. Here you can see Val Payne presenting the cheque to Lord Bearsted on 24th May.

Lord Bearsted has been very generous to the Society in making land available in Swallowfield Park for the annual Swallowfield Two-day Show

Calling all local groups / societies

If you are involved with a local club / society and are looking for somewhere to demonstrate your art / skills / what it is you do, then the Swallowfield Show may be of interest to you.

We are looking for clubs / societies that are able to provide something of interest / be entertaining or do demonstrations  to the thousands of visitors to the show.  (An example being an animal society who is able to bring along their animals for the public to see.)

If you think this may be of interest to you, then please contact the webmaster via the contact page.

Artisan Food, Craft and Trade Stand bookings are now open!

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking bookings for Artisan Food, Craft and Trade stands on line.  Any one who would like to have a stand at the 2018 show should make a provisional booking now to avoid disappointment as stands will be given on a first come first served basis.

Take advantage of the early bird discounts!

For Artisan Food click here


For Craft click here


For trade click here

Day one down and what a day!

Lots of people and the sun was shining. For all of you that attended today, we hope you enjoyed the show, and we would really appreciate it if you could spare us 5 minutes to complete a short on line survey so that we can see what went right and of course what we could improve on!

If you wish to help us please click here.