Cuckmere Valley Horticultural Society

The Cuckmere Valley Horticultural Society (CVHS) is a thriving group of local people who are interested in gardens, design and gardening, raising plants and vegetables in gardens or on allotments, or who just like visiting or hearing about other people's gardens.

Anyone can join. It’s open to all ages and abilities. You do not have to be an expert gardener to enjoy the benefits of the society, or even have a garden or allotment. A window box or just an interest in all things horticultural will do.


  • We have an interesting programme of talks held in Alfriston War Memorial Hall

  • Social events, e.g. coffee mornings and plant sales held in members’ gardens

  • An AGM and members’ evenings

  • Discounted seeds available from Suttons

  • Loyalty card rewards at Tates Garden Centres

We have an Annual Summer Show in August when members are invited to exhibit their fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers in friendly, light-hearted competition. The show also includes homemade wine, flower arranging, painting, photographic exhibits, baking and preserves, so there’s something for everyone. 


See the village website home page for our calendar of events.

Membership is just £5 per person pa (plus £2 per household extra towards the cost of postage if you live outside the Alfriston or Winton Street area where deliveries can be made by hand). You could save more than this on your first seed order!

Call Nicky Vassell on 01323 871995 to join, or with any questions you might have.  

2021 Summer Flower and Produce Show

Saturday 21st August 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Sunday 22nd August 11.00am - 4.30pm
Come and enjoy our wonderful display of local
produce and flowers, cakes and jams,
photographs and more at the
War Memorial Hall,
The Tye, Alfriston
Free entry and delicious tea and cake for sale

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