Chiswick Horticultural and Allotments Society to Hold its Autumn Show

Jim Buttress to be this year's guest judge and presenter

Picture: Jim Buttress


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September 10, 2023

The annual Chiswick Horticultural and Allotments Society (CHAS) Autumn Show is taking place this Sunday 10 September. This year’s guest judge and presenter is Jim Buttress.

The event will be held at the Trading Centre on Staveley Road which is open for entries at 9.30am-11.45am.

Whether you grow on an allotment plot, on the windowsill or on your balcony, the Show is a chance to exhibit your efforts and for the public to appreciate them.

You don’t have to be a member of the Society to enter. Judging is from noon until 2pm when the show reopens to the public and prizes are presented at 3.45pm.

Admission is free and it’s 25p per class entry.

Staging time: 0930 to 1145
Judging: 1200 to 1400
Open to the public from 1400

There are 77 classes to enter, flowers, fruit, vegetables, culinary, photography, poetry, classes for children and novices. You don’t have to be an expert, go on, give it a try!

There are lots of prizes to be awarded and anyone can enter as many categories as they wish.

Jenny and her team will be providingdelicious home-made cakes and refreshments and there’s a barbeque.

The afternoon ends with an auction of produce.

For more information from the classes to the rules see here or contact

CHAS is a charity originally founded in 1915 as the Chiswick Allotment Holders Association, whose objectives are the promotion and encouragement of the art, science and practice of horticulture.

It is entirely run by volunteers from the committee to the Trading Centre.

The Society provides its members with free advice, seeds, bulbs, fertiliser, compost and tools at a lower cost than commercial garden centres and organises shows, talks, tours and events throughout the year.

Membership of the Society is open to everyone, whether or not they have an allotment, garden or window box and costs just £8 per year.

CHAS holds two Shows a year where novices or seasoned gardeners young or old are encouraged to exhibit a range of produce, including their flowers, vegetables, fruit, cakes, chutneys and photos.

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