Welcome to the website of the Mersea Island Horticultural Society (MIHS). The society aims to inform, support and entertain people with an interest in gardening in its many forms.


For the October meeting there is to be a MEMBERS SLIDE  with cheese and wine. This is to Celebrate Summer 2022.

Members are invited to take up to 6 photographs of their own choice during June, July and August. Please send your photographs, together with your name and the location of each photograph, to  heathercook@uwclub.net 

Why not come along to see us – we are a very friendly bunch. You don’t need to be a horticultural expert with a vast knowledge of Latin names (although experts are welcome too!) – just an interest in gardens and plants – whether it be vegetables or flowers – or both. The Society normally meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month – visit the Monthly Meetings page for times, dates and locations of where our meetings are held.

Admission is £2 for members of the society, £4 for non-members, and everyone is very welcome to come along. Coffee and tea are provided.

SHED, an offshoot of MIHS, is a very informal monthly gathering of members who are keen to improve their growing of fruits and vegetables. Excess plants and seeds are shared, along with helpful advice and amusing stories. Tea or coffee and cakes flow freely and add to the occasion. In the summer meetings are in each other’s gardens where beans or blakcurrants can be inspected whilst in winter the group meets in the warmth of the community hall. See the SHED page for more information.