ABOUT US

Killearn is an attractive village nestling near the northwestern end of the Campsie Fells, 17 miles north of Glasgow. 

 

Our Horticultural Society is more than 150 years old and we hold an Annual Show every August.  


We also organise plant sales and fundraising events.

Our history

The Society was established in 1850 for "The encouragement of the art and practice of Gardening and Horticulture".

 

Its affairs are managed by a President, a Chairman, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a committee, all of whom are elected annually at the General Meeting.
 

We aim to promote interest, knowledge and skills in the practice of horticulture and crafts amongst the public, in particular in Killeam and the nearby Strathendrick villages.

 

We support local voluntary and charitable organisations which contribute to the development or wellbeing of the local community.

Our main event is the Annual Show.

We hold fundraising events, including an annual Whist Drive and an annual Gardeners' Market combined with a Coffee Morning.

We also run a summer annual coach outing to places with interesting gardens, such as Floors Castle and Blair Castle.

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AGM and Committee

The following office bearers were elected at the AGM on 2 February 2021:

Honorary President: Bishop Loudon

Honorary Vice-President: Jenny Wilks

Chairperson: Heather Wright

Vice Chairperson: VACANT

Secretary: Glenda Asquith

Treasurer: Neil Metcalfe

Show Conveners:

Grant Farquharson
Walter MacGowan

Membership Secretary: Mary Fraser

Annual Show

The Annual Show is held on the last Saturday of August and is open to the residents of Killearn and people from outwith the area.