Chalfont St. Giles, with its church dating back 800 years, the duck pond, 18th century cottages and ancient High Street, is a picturesque village on the edge of the Chilterns, 25 miles from London and roughly the same distance from Oxford.
Chalfont St Giles Gardens Association is for anyone interested in gardening, for those just starting out wishing to expand their gardening horizons through to those with a wealth of knowledge. The interests of our members range from those who just like pottering about in the garden through to serious competitive growing and those who just enjoy gardening from their armchair! But the essence of the Association is the love of gardening and the enjoyment of each other's company.
As well as friendship, we share knowledge and tips on gardening; there is nearly always someone at the meetings who knows the answer to a thorny question.
The association began in a shed in the garden of the Rectory in 1941, inspired by the Dig for Victory Campaign. We have a wonderful photo taken in 1949 showing the vicar and our motto “Grow in Good Companionship” and whether you join us at the meetings, on our outings, holidays or other events, we hope you will find this to be true today.
The first Saturday in September is an important date in our village calendar. The Village Show is traditionally held in Stone Meadow in the heart of the village. The variety of competitions ranging from cooking to the tug of war embraces all that we love about living in an English village. The Gardens Association manages the horticultural competitions. Most of the competitions are open to all and are free to enter. They cover a wide range of ornamental plants as well as fruit and vegetables.