The Society was originally called "Long Eaton Gardenholders" when it was formed on the 3rd January 1919 later changing its title to "Long Eaton & District Horticultural Society".
It celebrated its centenary in style in 2019.
This page lists some of the ways that this very special year was celebrated.
The spot in front of the Long Eaton Town Hall had been booked many years in advance.
The bench was installed in West Park, Long Eaton. It was dedicated to Ida Leyland, a long-standing member of LE&DHS
All entrants into the Centenary Annual Show in 2019 were awarded with a Purple Centenary Rosette to mark the occasion.
A Special Class for Members only of three carrots was included at the Annual Show.
Heritage Carrot seeds - variety Touchon - A French variety from the late 1700s.
A Special Class for Members only of a Pelargonium - variety Light Pink Splash
Max. 6½”/ 165mm dia. pot.
At each member's meeting in 2019 a special prize of a potted plant was included in the raffle. These included a foxglove and a hydrangea.
A Centenary Tea Party for members was organised in June at Attenborough village hall. Guests were entertained by Godfrey on the organ.
A special fuchsia was chosen and cuttings were distributed to interested members. It was eventually agreed by The British Fuchsia Society to name this fuchsia Longeaton Horticultural Centenary.
You can access full information from the British Fuchsia Society - here
A booklet documenting the history of the society over its 100 years was distributed to members. This was researched and written by Lyndon Clements.