Baildon Horticultural Society was founded before the first world war with the aim to not only serve those with allotments at Charlestown and Thompson Lane but the local community generally. It started off being known as Baildon Cottage Gardens Association but after the second world war it changed it’s title to that of the current day.
In 1970 it became self managed with the allotment sites rented from the Bradford City Council. In 2009 ownership of the allotment sites was transferred to Baildon Parish.
Council.There are two allotment sites. One at Charlestown on Otley Road opposite Shipley Paints with 113 plots. The other is on Thompson Lane at the bottom of Baildon Green next to Glen Aire School with 32 plots.
The plots are currently fully let but if you want to add your name to the waiting list please call at either hut. There is a sales hut at each site which opens on a Sunday morning from 10am for two hours in the summer and one hour in the winter. These not only cater for the needs of allotment holders but the local community generally.
For the annual membership of you have access to a wide of variety garden merchandise at discounted prices. It could be that you are wanting to improve your lawn or seeking advice generally. You are more than welcome to call and seek friendly advice. The Thompson Lane hut would, probably, be more convenient for those in upper Baildon and those to the west of the village and Charlestown convenient for those in lower Baildon. Whichever hut you choose you will be more than welcome and you can of course use both huts.
The Society also organises an Annual Show held late August/early September each year.
Trips are also organised to a variety of venues connected with horticulture.
As you can see we are an active, friendly society available to the local community.
We currently have over 300 members and new members are always welcome to join
Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday every month. these are held at Baildon Golf Club. If you are member and would like to join, come along to the next meeting.
You can view the 2021 committee members here