Grow it Yourself: Organic
2:00pm at the Free Church Hall
Refreshments, plant sales and a talk on companion planting by organic expert Karen Kenny.
Come and say hello to us on the LDGA stall. We will be promoting wildlife in the garden and we will be joined by Matt & Joe from Entomics who will be showing off their new organic plant enhancer created from waste food using insects.
29th April – 1st May
Hertfordshire Garden Show
The 26th edition of this event. Make own arrangements for tickets and travel.
Coffee Morning at Tapps
Coffee Morning at Tapps Garden Centre
3rd May and every first Wednesday of the month at 10:00am
With the season well under way now why not take a break from the garden and come along to meet fellow members at our monthly coffee morning. There is a special price for tea and coffee plus 10% discount off all plants.
(Please show your 2017 membership card for all discounted items)
Homeland, Wallington Road, BALDOCK, Herts, SG7 6RS map
For more information call our Meetings Organiser on 01462 621961 or contact Tapps direct on 01462 896302.
NGS Gardens open to view
by Edwina Robarts
Edwina, former Hertfordshire County Organiser and current volunteer with the National Gardens Scheme talks to us about open gardens and ‘The Yellow Book’ directory.
‘NGS Gardens open to view’ by Edwina Robarts
Thursday 18th May at 7:45pm
Edwina, former Hertfordshire County Organiser and current volunteer with the National Gardens Scheme talks to us about open gardens and 'The Yellow Book' directory.
Entry £2 members / £3 non-members (includes raffle and refreshments)
Central Methodist Church Hall, Pixmore Way, Letchworth SG6 3TR map
For more information call our Meetings Organiser on 01462 621961
or visit the NGS website.
2017 Summer and Autumn Show Preview
Summer Show - 15th July
|Winter wonderland||A patchwork article, any size||A painting in oils or acrylic, A3 max|
|A statue||A lace item||A painting in watercolours, A3 max|
|The colour green||A mounted cross stitch picture||A drawing in pencil or ink, A3 max|
|A soft toy, 10" (25cm) max overall|
|New from old, an item of upcycling|
Autumn Show - 9th September
|A garden tool or tools||A handmade card|
|Glass||A knitted or crocheted garment|
|Farm machinery||A piece of embroidery, hand or machine|
|An item of handicraft made from wood. Must be suitable for displaying on the show bench|
See Trading List
See Dobies discounts
2017 Dobies Discounts
The 2017 Dobies catalogue is available at the Trading Store, with the usual LDGA discount of 50% on seeds and 15% on all other items including plug plants. Ask in store and get the group scheme order form with its unique order code. You may also like to visit the Dobies website
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.
Take a look at some of the things around at the moment.
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
- All for only £5 per household per year
Member’s pic of the month
The Trading Store is open as usual again this week. Wed 19th at 1:00pm and Sun 23rd at 9:00am
A local resident has contacted us with a view to finding someone to share their garden –
“We live on the cusp of Letchworth and Hitchin and have a very large plot; our idea is to share our garden with someone who would like to create an allotment on our land and in return we would get help with our gardening. We’re very keen to help someone who really wants to grow veg but don’t have the space or can’t get an allotment plot.”
If you are interested, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch.
Spring 2017 edition now available
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Laurie Cook, stalwart of the Association for many years passed away on the 11th March aged 99.
A celebration of Laurie’s life will take place at the Free Church, Letchworth on Wednesday 12th April at 2:45pm.
Sausage Sizzle Social
Around 60 people enjoyed our first ever Sausage Sizzle Social. Sausage and mash was followed by apple crumble and custard. This was followed by an after dinner quiz which was won by Team Davidson.
Thanks to everyone who contributed time, effort and food to the event.
See our Gallery page for more pics