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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.  

Tuesday 14th March at 7.30pm
Alfriston War Memorial Hall

A talk by

Michael Joseph

Creating a Wildflower Meadow in your Garden



A lovely way to spend a cold spring evening with tea
and cake in our nice warm village hall.
Free for members. £3 for visitors
. Or why not join for just £5


Summer Flower and Produce Show
An August weekend every year

2023 weekend date to be announced

Saturday August 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Sunday August 11.00am - 4.30pm
Come and enjoy our wonderful display of local
produce and flowers, cakes and jams,
photographs and special entries for kids!

Alfriston War Memorial Hall,
The Tye, Alfriston
Free entry (donations gratefully received)

and delicious tea and cake for sale

2021 Horticulture show poster.jpg


Our first event of 2023

Thursday January 19th at 2.30pm
Alfriston War Memorial Hall

We will be showing highlights
from Monty Don’s

Secret History of the British Garden

An exploration of the history and evolution of the
British Garden, from the 17th century through to the
modern day.


A lovely way to spend a cold winter afternoon with tea
and cake in our nice warm village hall.
Free for members. £3 for visitors

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