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Plant Sale May 2023


Sunday 14th May 1pm until 4pm


Gordon Road Allotments N3 1EL


Annual bedding plants, vegetable plants, and perennials. See this list for full details.

Please bring your own carriers. CASH ONLY FOR PLANTS

There will be refreshments of tea, coffee, and soft drinks. There’s even be some home made cakes!

Entry is free

Sissinghurst Gardens and Hole Park Garden on Friday 23rd June

Members, family and friends are invited to join us on a coach trip to Sissinghurst Gardens and Hole Park Garden on Friday 23rd June. The coach will leave Regentrs Park Road at 9am and return will be approximately 6pm.

The cost per person is:
      Member of FHS :  £33.00
      Non-member :      £35.00

Sissinghurst is a National Trust Property so any member can enter free.  If you are not a member you will need to add a further £15.20 to your payment. 

Please download and fill in the form here:

For further information please contact Judy Woollett at finchleyhorticultural [email protected].

Bug Safari and Crafts


Are your children keen on bug hunting? Then bring them along to the Gordon Road Bug Safari on the 31St July. There will be 3 sessions:

  • 11:00 am
  • 11.30 am
  • 12:00 pm

This is an adult lead activity which will include the spotting, catching (if possible) and identification of bugs using field guides and spy glasses/lenses. Places limited.


Prices, which include modelling a bug, are £1 FHS members, £2 non-members (exact cash please). Money raised goes towards maintaining the wildlife plot.


Meet at the Cabin at the far end of Gordon Road Allotments.Suitable for children 5 and over, and they must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Be Prepared

LONG SLEEVES, TROUSERS AND STOUT FOOTWEAR SHOULD BE WORN. The bug hunt will take place on the Wildlife Plot which has some nettles and brambles (and 2 ponds!) If you would like more information or to pre-book a space contact Helen Skelton on [email protected]

Plant Sale May 2022

Our allotment volunteers are busy in the polytunnels sowing seeds for our Plant Sale at Gordon Road on Sunday 15th May 1.00pm – 4.00pm. So put this date in the diary.  Lots of vegetable plants such as sweetcorn, courgettes, pumpkins, Pak Choi, tomatoes, kale, lettuces, aubergines and lots more. Also many perennials and annuals. All very reasonably priced. You can download the flyer here.

What plants are available?

You can download the full list with prices here.

AGM 2022

The 81st Annual General Meeting of the Finchley Horticultural Society will be held at the Finchley Lawn Tennis Club, London N3 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 22nd March 2022.

Click here to download the agenda.

RHS Wisley on Friday 24th June

Members of FHS, family and friends are invited to join us on a coach trip to RHS Wisley on Friday 24th June.  Wisley is the historic home of the RHS and houses one of the largest plant collections in the world. The gardens delight through every season and should be particularly glorious in June.

The cost of the visit is £26.00 per person (£28.00 for non FHS members) which includes entry to Wisley and a driver gratuity.

The coach will leave from Regents Park Road (opposite College Farm) at 9.30am and return approximately 4.30pm. Please note the journey time is just over one hour (depending on traffic). There is plenty of parking in neighbouring roads, such as Fitzallan and Allandale.

To secure a place please email [email protected]  (for the attention of Events Organiser) or fill out and return this form.

Plant Sale May 2021

The FHS plant sale will start on 16th May for members, and the 23rd May for the general public. The list of plants available is here – we’ll try to keep it up to date.

AGM 2021

This year’s AGM will be held on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 7.30 on Zoom. Further details on the meeting can be found on the events page.

How to Join

You can use one of the following:

  1. Use this link to the meeting
  2. Manually join via Zoom software with meeting ID 895 8891 1270 and passcode 701955
  3. Call 0131 460 1196 and use the meeting ID and passcode above

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is running again this year between Friday 29th January and 31st January.

Helen Skelton (wildlife plot helper) will be taking part this year, and would like to combine the efforts of other plot holders as part of a winter bird survey. For the RSPB survey you only need to spend an hour bird spotting but of course, if you want to do longer and provide the information to Helen that would be great! Please email her at [email protected]


FHS has joined this scheme collecting unwanted excess vegetables from Barnet Allotments which are then delivered to local charities which include Homeless Action Barnet (HAB), The Trussell Trust food banks and East Finchley’s refugee kitchen.

Empty boxes are left out over the weekend and collected late afternoon on the Sunday and this will carry on until the Autumn.

In the first week of this scheme Gordon Road took the prize for the most donations so well done and lets carry on making a difference.