Merry Christmas Gardeners

We hope you have had a wonderful growing year.

Please note that the Stores are now closed until the beginning of February.

Membership subs are due in the New Year, so look out for our volunteers who will be round collecting subs (still only £4!), giving you your new membership card and the Newsletter.

Happy growing in 2019! Bev


Get ready for the show!


How have your veg grown? How good is your fruit? How colourful are your flowers? Can you bake a good cake? Or make tasty jam? Maybe you’re an artist, or a photographer, or wine-maker. The annual show schedule is now available with 105 classes to enter, including six classes for children.

This year for the first time we have a People’s Choice Award for visitors to the show to choose their favourite handicraft.


The show is on Saturday 25 August at the Methodist Hall from 2.30pm, entry is £1, children enter free.

Calverley Annual Show Saturday 25 August


The Show Schedule is hot off the press and should be hitting your doormat any time soon. Copies are also available in the Library and Allotment Stores. You can find it attached above!!!

The Show is not until Saturday 25 August (from 2.30pm) but it is good to start to think about what you can enter – grow,  make, bake and photograph….. there are cash prizes, trophies and much more.

We are a very welcoming show and taking part is what counts. …. (honest).

Here are the Photography Class Titles – I hope you are inspired??

Photography (digital)


102 THIS IS WHAT I LOVE (…. My family, friends, pet, holiday, activity…)

Photography for children 15 and under (digital)


Please support the Show we are in our 97th year and have been an important village event bringing the community together showcasing our many talents!!!

I look forward to seeing you in August.

Our GDPR Statement!

You have no doubt been bombarded with umpteen emails about the new Data Protection Regs….. Here at the CHS we promise not to send you too many emails and then they will only be about allotment or Society matters. We also do not pass on your details to third parties (Plot holders – we do pass your name only and plot number to Leeds City Council each year for their records at their request). Here is our “Official Statement”


General Data Protection Regulations – How we use your data and communicate with you.

On 25th May 2018 new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were introduced affecting how CHS should communicate with you.  This includes informing you how we hold your information and how we use your personal data.

CHS confirm that the contact information provided by you (address, email and phone number) is collected purely for the purposes of providing horticultural information and administering Society matters. This information may be provided by email or in writing to your address.

In the case of plot holders at Gatescroft Allotments, contact information is used to advise of any matters relating to the allotments and advice received from Leeds City Council (LCC). Only your name and plot number are provided to LCC on an annual basis for their rental records.

Please be assured that we will not give out your personal details to any third party without your permission to do so. However, if you no longer wish to receive information in relation to any CHS or allotment activity then please contact the CHS Secretary, Beverley Smith at or in writing to 3 St Wilfrids Street, Calverley, LS28 5RQ.”