COVID-19 Update:

The team who have ensured that our long running Horticultural Show is successfully staged every year wanted to do the same again this year. We hoped that the 4th July date would be safe from the constraints imposed upon us by this virus, but it is not to be. We cannot arrange a public gathering at this time and, like many other events, we regretfully must confirm that our Show is cancelled for 2020.

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Whether you are planning to take part or maybe just visiting our show we do hope to see you next year on Saturday 3rd July 2021.  You will find us on the Tolleshunt D’Arcy Recreation Ground behind the Village hall.  There is ample parking on the Recreation Ground and it is well signed

Tolleshunt D’Arcy, in Essex, has a long and proud tradition of holding this Horticultural show in the first week of July. Our first show was held in 1884.

Our committee tries to combine the Show’s history with new innovations added over the years. We introduced photography classes many years ago and now this is one of our most popular sections. There are a large number of entries and the quality of photographs is excellent.

Community is important to us and we work with the local village primary school (St Nicholas) who will often show work from their children

Our small committee works each year to ensure the show can continue and that everyone who comes along enjoys themselves.  We have but one purpose and that is to put on the show.  The only funding we receive is from those who support us each year and from the income we generate on the day.  Each year we aim to break even so we can keep putting on the show year after year although we are not always successful.  Costs – especially for the insurance and the traditional canvas marquee have risen in recent years but we’re committed to keeping up the village tradition.

I hope to see you at the Show on 4th July this year whether you enter a few classes or are just visiting to admire everyone else’s efforts and spend some time taking in some of our stalls and activities  – and don’t forget our fun dog show.

We aim to make this a day out for all the family – we hope to see you there.

Leigh Arnold

Chairman of the Tolleshunt D’Arcy Horticultural Society

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