Welcome to Kenya Horticultural society


The Kenya Horticultural Society was established in 1923 and celebrates its Centenary year in 2023! Like our members today, the founders shared and interest in flowers, plants, trees and gardens. As a society we work to foster a love of gardening and the natural world.

Why not join us and begin your gardening journey?

Our Story

About Us

The Kenya Horticultural Society is Kenya’s leading organization / charity for the promotion of gardening, safe and environmentally friendly horticultural practices and the celebration of plants and green spaces. 

Today our range of interests are broader, reflecting the concerns and needs of the modern world.

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Grow Your Knowledge

The Kenya Horticultural Society publishes a growing range of books and booklets targeted at the Kenyan gardener. “Gardening in Eastern Africa” is our most important reference book. It was first published in 1937 and is now in it’s seventh edition. This book is your most important aid to gardening, either as a seasoned plants person or a beginner. 

P.S: We are also about to launch our pilot education program ‘Kids Grow Kenya’


The KHS is comprised of 10 districts. Each district organizes a number of different activities throughout the year for its members. You’ll find more information about districts just click to find out. 




Naivasha Gilgil


Mt. Kenya


North Coast


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Become a Member

Becoming a member of the KHS means becoming part of a vibrant community across Kenya of plant lovers. Meet like minded individuals, deepen your horticultural knowledge and help give back to the community through projects


Why We're All About Biodiversity

As we learn more about the way humans are negatively impacting the environment creating species loss at an unprecedented rate it becomes clear that gardeners have an important role to play in preserving and encouraging biodiversity.

Alex Bell Dry Gardening

A group of about 50 Nairobi District members gathered to hear Alex’s journey as a landscape architect, pioneer of organic farming in Kenya and the unique way she approached creating her dream garden at her plot bought 20 years ago when it was just scrub land.

Shamba Times January 2023

In this edition:

  • The KHS Centenary – our plans for 2023.
  • My Garden – Bizzie Frost’s garden on Vipingo Ridge.
  • The recent KHS Tour of Kenya’s Coastal Gardens
  • Our Members’ Gallery of recent photographs
  • A Historical Rewilding
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