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Headline News – Today – 23rd June 2021

The Federation Autumn Show Schedule has been posted to all who requested a copy.
If you would like a copy please call the Shows Administrator.  

The Kent County Show

Message from the KCAS
It has now been confirmed that the Kent County Show, as we know and love it, will be postponed till 2022. We feel that due to the current climate still being slightly uncertain, together with the changes to the team, that we need to continue to be responsible. We want to ensure that we can hold an event worthy of what can be achieved in a short space of time, and so in the Kent County Show’s place we will be holding a Kent County Summer Fayre. A great day out for the family which will be safely managed and have restricted visitors to this ‘one off’ replacement event. Several sections will remain such as Heritage, Countryside Ring, Show Jumping, Farmers Market and trade stands. There will be the traditional band stand with entertainment, and sumptuous eats. The event will take place over Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th July 2021 and we would be delighted for you to join us. 

This will be a fully Covid-19 compliant event see local press for details.

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History of the KFHS
Affiliated to the
Royal Horticultural Society

Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies was founded in 1938 to promote and support amateur horticulture throughout Kent and in more recent times societies and clubs from East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London have been invited to join us.

The famous World War II ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign encouraged British people to overcome food shortages by growing their own produce. The movement was so successful that parks and bomb sites were dug up and turned into vegetable patches. By the late 1940s there were an estimated 1.4 million allotment sites in the UK and Kent had an incredible active amateur gardening community. The total number of allotments across Britain today is estimated at around 300,000, a stark contrast to the 1940s, but although gardens today tend to be much smaller than years gone by, amateur gardening is still extremely popular.

Our members share common interests growing flowers, fruit and vegetables etc. and many like to show off their skills participating in the two Federation`s County Shows held in the Summer and Autumn each year. Not forgetting the Mini Spring Show held in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting in March.

Many affiliated organisations hold meetings where specialist Speakers are invited to attend giving expert advice on gardening and growing. The Federation produces a comprehensive list of Judges and Speakers list biennially to assist society secretaries when arranging these ever-popular events. Talks by speakers do not always have to centre around horticulture, as many topics can be found in this published booklet.

            If you would like further information or would like to become a member
 please contact us.

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