The Society was founded in 1947 by Muriel Harrison who continued as President for many years. War time allotments were often still in use but interest was changing to flowers and fruit and the membership began to grow. The first Summer Show was held in 1948 with still a considerable emphasis on vegetables:

1948 Show

Twenty one years on a local newspaper report read as follows

21 years on

and after 25 years we held a Celebration Dinner



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After 37 years the Gazetts reported our progress to 1984

30 years

We celebrated our 50th year in 1997 with a Celebration Dinner

50 years

Does anyone have any pictures of this event? .....or of any other event of interest for the History page?

Our 70th Anniversary was celebrated with a tea at Boreham House in 2017

Boreham House

September 2017 saw the 70th anniversary of Shenfield Garden Society and to celebrate, the members were invited to attend a special afternoon tea at Boreham House, a grade 1 listed mansion set in 35 acres of parkland on the outskirts of Chelmsford. The house is now used as a conference centre & wedding venue.

After a short history and tour of the house, a delicious tea was served in the Oak Room, which was much enjoyed by everyone present. Following tea, there was time to relax and to explore the garden before the coach left for home. The afternoon proved to be a delightful anniversary celebration for all.