The Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies (HFHS) was founded in 1958. The aim was to improve horticultural practice. Membership is open to any society/club whose primary interest is horticulture.HFHS is run by a management committee which meets quarterly at Sparsholt College. As well as the officers of the committee up to 12 people may be co-opted to run activities.HFHS arranges training and testing of potential horticultural judges in the region, and arranges conferences/seminars for judges, speakers and show secretaries/organisers who are members of the HFHS.It also produces a biannual list of Judges and a biannual list of Speakers which are circulated to member clubs/societies. These lists are given quarterly updates when required.Currently the HFHS runs an Allotment Competition, a Garden Competition and an annual Quiz.