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Trading Store open as normal – every Sunday 9am to 12:00 noon

● Observe social distancing rules ● Be prepared to queue outside during busy periods ● Pay by Credit/Debit Card (ideally contactless) or cheque, not cash ●

Coming Soon

1st July

Coffee Morning at Tapps

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus this morning has been cancelled.

5th July

Seedlings Workshop

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11th July

Summer Show

Join us at the Free Church Hall for our 56th Summer Show.

16th July

Evening Visit

Car share outing and guided tour to Swiss Garden, Old Warden.

12th September

Autumn Show

Flowers from the Autumn Show

At the moment we do not plan to cancel the Autumn Shows but due to the uncertainties and difficulty with distribution, there will be no Chilli Challenge or Mystery Seed classes this year.

17th September

‘100 Plants That Almost Changed the World’
with Chris Beardshaw

Chris is a garden designer, writer, lecturer and well-liked TV and radio broadcaster.

Front cover of Chris's 100 plants book

18th February 2021

‘365 Days of Colour’
with Nick Bailey

Nick is a garden designer, author, columnist and presenter on BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World.
This has been rescheduled from March 2020.

Front cover of Nick's 365 days book

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Front cover of 2020 Show Schedule Front cover of 2020 Trading List Front cover of winter Compost Heap

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Welcome to LDGA

Letchworth District Gardeners Association (LDGA) was formed in 1906 to promote horticulture to the residents of Letchworth Garden City and the surrounding areas. Today, we have around 700 members with a keen interest in gardening of all types – flowers, fruit and/or vegetables, grown either at home or on an allotment.

Our 365 Days of Colour evening with Nick Bailey planned for 19th March has been postponed until 18th February 2021.
Later in the year we plan to welcome another well-known gardening personality to Letchworth. At the moment, this evening remains unaffected.

A head and shoulders photo of Chris Beardshaw

Where can I get my ticket? Sales suspended for now

  • Drop into our Trading Store any Sunday 9am to 12:30pm
  • Contact Myra, on 01462 621961 or meetings@ldga.org.uk
  • Visit Discover Letchworth, Tapps Garden Centre or David’s Bookshop

Become a member

What can we offer you?

  • monthly evening talks on wide range of garden related topics
  • summer outings and events
  • monthly coffee mornings
  • two produce shows per year
  • quarterly Compost Heap newsletter
  • best prices on all your gardening products at our members only Trading Store
  • 10% discount off all items from the garden centre and tea room at Tapps
  • ‘Mini Plot’ allotments for hire.
  • All for only £6 per household per year
  • find out more >

If you are interested in joining, please email membership@ldga.org.uk and we will get back to you.
Take a look at some of the things around at the moment.

Latest News

More Cancellations

Sadly, due to the ongoing situation we have taken the decision to cancel the Summer Show on 11th July and the coach outing to Wisley Flower Show on 9th September.

posted 23/05/20

Spring has Sprung

Check out our selection of spring photographs from our gardens, allotments and the countryside. More added recently, including a virtual NGS opening at Val Aitken’s ‘Serendi’

Maroon and orangey tulips

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updated 23/05/20

More Cancellations

Sadly, due to the current restrictions we have had to cancel our planned visit to Barnsdale Gardens on 6th June. We hope to reschedule for next year. Also cancelled are regular third Thursday meetings in May, June and July.

posted 25/04/20

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posted 03/04/20

Green Waste

If you are not already aware, NHDC have taken the decision to suspend the garden waste and food waste caddy collection until further notice. This is because of concerns about staffing levels and staff safety. For more information visit the NHDC website garden waste and FAQ pages. They are advising that all food waste should be placed in the purple non-recyclables bin.
For those over the border, Central Bedfordshire Council have also suspended their garden waste collection but continue food waste collection for those that have it. For more information visit the CBC website.
Members living in other areas should check with their local provider for up to date information.

posted 03/04/20

Social Isolation

We are aware that during this period of enforced social isolation, some of our members, particularly if they live alone, may need someone to chat to. Well, we at LDGA are always available for a natter if anyone would like us to call. Just send an email to social@ldga.org.uk stating your name and phone number and we’ll get back to you. Also, if you know of any members who don’t use email but would appreciate a call, pass on their details too (with permission).

posted 26/03/20

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