Join us for the DDHS Autumn Show!

PLEASE JOIN US for our Autumn Show on the morning of September 30th 2023. It will be at the usual venue, Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall. DE4 2FT  This is our first show for years. let’s make it a great success!  Members (and their families, i.e., children, grandchildren) will need to bring their schedule sheet […]

New start time for February meeting

The meeting on Feb 24th is now going to start at 13:30. We are trying a daytime meeting to avoid people coming out in the possible weather/dark/cold.

1980 – 2020

In 1979 local school teacher and Methodist lay preacher John Billingham had the idea of forming a Horticultural Society in Darley Dale. With the help of other locals, including Lewis Jackson and Ernest Paulson, enough interest was soon was gathered. On 10th January 1980 a meeting was held at the Whitworth Institute and the Darley […]

Having trouble rooting cuttings? Try honey!

Dip your fresh cuttings in liquid honey; it’s a natural antibacterial and anti fungal natural product and should help those cuttings to root instead of rot! This was just one of the many useful hints and tips Darren Rudge gave us at our October 2019 meeting. Darren (also known as ‘the laughing gardener’) will return […]

Proud to support Darley Dale in Bloom

Have you seen the wooden planter as you enter Darley Bridge from Darley Dale? If not, you may not realise that this is sponsored each year by Darley Dale Horticultural Society thanks to a very generous legacy from one of our former members. If anyone is willing to take a turn in watering it during […]