Welcome to Arnside Horticultural Society

The society was founded as The Arnside Flower Show Association and held their first show in 1934.

From its inception, it involved a much larger range of activities than the name suggests and, over the years, we have adapted with an ever-widening scope that includes the interests and talents within the community.

Our current constitution says, rather grandly, that:- “The Object of the Society shall be to promote the pursuit of Horticultural Activities by means of Lectures, Shows, Visits and other such activities as may be decided upon by the Committee.” Elsewhere on this website you can discover how we are meeting this commitment in detail.


Spring & Summer 2016 Schedules now available.

See Spring Show and Summer Show pages.


We have established close links with local retailers of horticultural interest most of whom give generous discounts on production of a current AHS membership card, for which we thank them.

M. D. Hanafin & Sons Ltd., Dallam

Bay View Garden Centre, Bolton-le-Sands

Beetham Nursery

Carr Bank Garden Centre

Houghtons of Milnthorpe

We are also linked to other similar groups in South Lakeland which leads to major awards in this wider field. For several years we have been affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, The Lakeland Horticultural Society (Holehird) and The National Dahlia Society which gives rise to a very colourful display at the Annual Show.
Perhaps our most significant link is with Arnside National School with whom we have developed a warm and friendly routine. For some years we have given all the children a growing kit of bulbs, pots and compost which leads to our coveted Junior AHS Award for the winner. Individual Year teachers have shown ingenuity in devising innovative craft creations for display at our Spring Show which are followed by prize giving events in School.

The Arnside Gateway is a website with useful links to key Arnside sites, local groups and societies and other local information.