The Eastcote Horticultural Society has been assisting local gardeners for over 70 years. It celebrated the 70 year anniversary in 2010. It is a not-for-profit community organisation run solely by volunteers for the benefit of our members. The proceeds from trading contribute towards our shows and hut maintenance.
It was formed at a time when "grow your own" was an important survival tactic in the war years. 1940 saw the introduction of food rationing. The community around Eastcote and Ruislip had developed in the late 1920s "Metroland". This was when the Metropolitan Line was extended out to the green fields and meadows and people from inner London came to live here.
Large gardens and allotments encouraged folks to try home grown produce during the years when fresh fruit and vegetables were not plentiful in the local stores.
It is hoped the Society will be around for many more years to meet its aims of promoting local horticulture and supporting the gardeners in the community.