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Tingewick and Water Stratford Horticultural Society

Based across two villages in north Buckinghamshire about 3 miles from the old county town of Buckingham, Tingewick and Water Stratford are two thriving village communities. 

We are a local society that has been in the two villages for the past 100 years, with an active committee and membership, putting on events throughout the year.

We are OPEN to ALL and FREE to ALL!

Members get 10% discount at the following businesses:
Twigs Nurseries, Bletchley Road, Thornborough
Preston Bissett Nursery, Preston Bissett
Buckingham Glass (horticultural glass)

Members also qualify for a Buckingham Garden Centre discount card for an annual fee of £5 instead of the normal £10

Discount on various events throughout the year
Quarterly newsletters
Annual Spring Show
Annual Summer Show (vegetables/domestic/handicraft/flowers/photography/junior classes)
Entry to garden competitions – Spring and Summer (in Tingewick and Water Stratford)

Chairperson – Barbara Prideaux 01280 848288
Secretary – Pat Swinburne 01280 847764
Membership Secretary – Teresa Smith 01280 848058
Events Manager – Jane Bradford 01280 848392

If you would like information sent to you please email Charles Tanner ( and he will add your name to the email distribution list.

Information on events for 2023

RHS Garden Wisley  –  Tickets sold out, however we are taking a reserve list

Flowering Arranging Tutorial – 7:30pm Friday 14th July 2023 – Tingewick Village Hall

Elaine Rigg will demonstrate how to create an arrangement in a cup and saucer and then you can make your own arrangement with Elaine guiding you along the way.  You will need to bring:

  • a cup and saucer
  • scissors
  • small leaf foliage
  • small headed flowers (in keeping with the cup size)

We will supply the oasis flower foam.

Elaine will also demonstrate and talk through options of how to do the other flower arranging classes in this year’s show. Refreshments will be provided.

As this is one of the classes in the summer show, you could enter a flower arrangement into our Summer Show (Saturday 26th August), this tutorial will guide you through the process. 

Tickets cost £15.00 per person (due by 30th June)

This event is strictly limited to 20 people

To make a booking/obtain further information, please contact Jane Bradford: or 07495 529196

Summer Show – 26th August

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Summer Show on Saturday 26th August whether as an exhibitor or visitor. With classes covering:-

Flowers | Vegetables| Fruit | Flower arranging | Handicrafts | Domestic Five junior classes

There is something of interest for everyone. Are you green fingered – do you like growing things? Are you practical – do you like making things? Are you a dab hand in the kitchen – do you like baking things? Why not have a go at entering some of the classes. All the classes are open to anyone to enter. You do not need to be a member of the Horticultural Society or a village resident.

This year the exhibits will be displayed in both the Tingewick Village Hall and the School Hall so do take a look round both halls to ensure you get to see all of them. There will also be the chance to win a big cuddly Teddy Bear if you can guess its name, have a go on the raffle for a chance to win a prize and enjoy a relaxing cuppa and cake.

If you would like to know more about the classes you can get a  digital version via email of the classes schedule from Charles Tanner at

Hard copy is available from Buckingham Garden Centre, Preston Bissett Nurseries, Twigs Nurseries, The Friday Café and The Royal Oak.

Christmas Wreath / Table Arrangement Tutorial – 7:30pm Friday 8th December 2023

Our annual event accompanied by mince pies, Christmas cookies and mulled wine.  Watch out for further details over the coming months.

Tickets on sale from 1st September.  £15.00 per person (due by 31st October)

This event is strictly limited to 20 people Jane Bradford — or 07495 529196

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General information contact: Charles Tanner –  0784 329 0838  EMail:

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