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           Benhill-Crescent Horticultural Society

Benhill Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3SA

We are open every Sunday from 10:00 until 12:30.

Come see what's in stock at the BCHS Trading Hut

Open Every Sunday!

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Benhill-Crescent Horticultural Society is an active not-for-profit society for allotment holders and gardeners, based at the Benhill Allotment site in Benhill Road, Sutton.


With origins going back to 1957, the society currently has approximately 250 members from around the borough and beyond.


Even if you’re not an allotment holder, you can become a member and take advantage of the great prices at the Trading Hut.


You can also be part of the many social events throughout the year, sharing expertise, time and fun with like-minded people. Most events are free and all members are welcome to attend.


Call in to the Trading Hut at Benhill Road on any Sunday morning  to join.



An allotment at Benhill

About Us


Supporting Charity:



Every year we select a charity to support.


MERU is part of Queen Elizabeth's Foundation Group and aim to improve the lives of disabled children, by creating new possibilities. We design and make a wide range of specialist assistive equipment.

Find out more about BCHS Supporting Charity


All members of the society can join in the social events arranged throughout the year. All members are welcome and most events are free.


Events for 2024:


Sunday 12 May - Plant Swap and Open Day

Starts at 10:30am

Our Plant Swap returns this year, bring your spare plants to exchange for tokens which can be used to purchase other plants.  Please note that you can buy tokens if you don't have any plants to swap.


Saturday 1 June - Coach Outing with Surrey Organic Gardening Group


Saturday 6 July - Quiz Night and Fish n' Chips on the 'lawns' of Benhill Allotment site.

Starts at 7:00pm

Our Quiz Night and Fish n' Chips takes place on Saturday 17 July 2024 at 7pm.  A team event held at the allotment site....teams of 6 can be made up in advance or on the night. Tickets £TBA from the Trading Hut, bring your own nibbles and drink.


Sunday 7 July - Benhill Family Fun Day and Summer Show

'Spud in a Tub’ and new for this year 'Beet It' on the Benhill Allotment Site. 

Games for all the family, raffle, bring a picnic from 12pm.

Note that this show is open to all BCHS Members.

Staging between 9:00am - 11.30am, Spuds to be in between 10.00 and 11.00, Refreshments at 12:00 noon.

(See the Shows page on this website for more information)


Sunday 1 September - Autumn Show at the Benhill Allotment Site - Note the change of date

There are over a hundred different classes which any member can enter. These include domestic and horticultural classes, as well as photography, art, handicrafts and also a children’s section, which is free to enter.                                                                                                        

The Show is open to the public at 2pm and is free to all.

Refreshments are available to purchase and all proceeds from the raffles, plant sales and refreshments are donated to the Society's chosen charity for the year.

(See the Shows page for more information)


Sunday 17 November - AGM

Starts at 12noon

AGM at the Allotments.  Please come along and support the Society.


Sunday 22 December - Festive Celebrations and Food

Starts at 11:00am

Our final social gathering for the year, with mulled wine, mince pies, raffle and lucky dip.


Sunday 29 December, 5 January 2025

Trading Hut closed


The Trading Hut opens for the New Year from Sunday 12 January 2025

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