Many local gardeners are unaware of the Lambeth Horticultural Society, a long-established (1951) horticultural society with a wide membership (not just in Lambeth) and an active programme of shows, talks and coach trips. Its volunteers organise flower shows in the Spring and Summer and the Flower Section of the annual Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park, as well as running its own exceptional value garden shop in West Norwood. Membership costs just £7 a year and is open to all – for details see