Welcome to Bockhampton & District Horticultural Association

The BDHA meets regularly at WEST STAFFORD VILLAGE HALL and welcomes members from all local towns and villages including Dorchester, Crossways, Broadmayne, West Knighton, Woodsford, Tincleton, Broadmayne, Stinsford, Lewell, Puddletown, Moreton. Our membership was historically based in Bockhampton and West Stafford, with the very first Bockhampton Show in 1942 and staged by the W.I. in response to the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign.

We have a busy programme of events with two annual Saturday shows in Spring and Summer, two informal members’ social evenings in June and December, Friday evening talks in winter by experts on a range of topics, and a hotly contested annual quiz.

Members’ benefits also include a Bring-and-Buy Plant Sale; Membership to Castle Gardens’ Gold Club, Suttons Seeds group discounts and discount prices at several local nurseries or gardening shops, on presentation of our membership card.

All this for a membership fee of just £5 per person for a year (show entries are extra). We welcome children at no charge, both as members and as show exhibitors.

So, if you are a grower of fruit, vegetables or flowers, a maker, a baker or a photograph taker come and join us –

we would love to welcome you to our friendly group!