Seedlings Autumn Workshop
Activities include: Harvesting pumpkins, sowing autumn sown veg such as board beans, onions and peas, tidying the plot for winter.
Seedlings Autumn Summer Workshop
Sunday 13th October 10:30am to 12:00noon
This is our fifth 'Seedlings' workshop of the year for young gardeners aged 4 to 14 years old. During the workshop, children will:
• Harvest pumpkins and see how much they weigh
• Sow more bulbs, board beans, onions and peas
• Tidy the plot for winter
• More ideas still being worked on
• Listen to gardening stories
This will be done under parental supervision on the 'Seedlings' allotment in Letchworth. Each child will receive a certificate and will get to take home what they have done. The cost is £3/child.
Email Kay Walker on email@example.com to book a place, first come first served.
Children love getting their hands mucky, so gardening can be the perfect activity to do together that will help them learn more about nature whilst having fun.
‘The Swiss Garden,
A talk and slides about the history of the gardens by Bev Bond
‘The Swiss Garden, Old Warden’ by Bev Bond
Thursday 17th October at 7:30pm
An illustrated talk about the history of the garden described by The Guardian newspaper as ‘A miniature world, dotted with follies as absurdly pretty as illustrations in a fairy tale.’
LDGA & LALG Members £3, Everyone else £4 (includes refreshments)
The Cloisters, Barrington Road, Letchworth SG6 3TH map
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the
Swiss Garden website.
Ask the Gardeners
Put your questions to a panel of experts who between them have 150 years horticultural experience.
Coffee Morning at Tapps
Coffee Morning at Tapps Garden Centre
6th November and every first Wednesday of the month at 10:00am
Why not come long and meet up with fellow members and some of the committee at our monthly coffee morning. LDGA members are entitled to 10% discount off all items from the garden centre and tea room.
(Please show your 2019 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.
‘A social evening for
members and guests’
With nibbles, quizzes, possibly games but definitely plenty of chat
Coffee Morning at Tapps
19th March 2020
‘365 Days of Colour’
by Nick Bailey
17th September 2020
‘A charity event
with Chris Beardshaw’
Visit our 2020 Preview page to find out what other things we have planned throughout the year.
See Show Schedule
See Trading List
See Compost Heap
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.
In 2020 we have invited two well-known gardening personalities to Letchworth. Both are designers, authors, and TV presenters.
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
- ‘Seedlings’ children’s gardening group.
- ‘Mini Plot’ allotments for hire.
- All for only £5 per household per year
Take a look at some of the things around at the moment.
October 2019 edition now available
Trading Store News
While stocks last
|Fleece Pegs, 15cm long||£0.25||£0.10||60%|
|Maxicrop Moss Killer & Tonic, 0.5l||£3.50||£2.50||29%|
|Py Powder, Insect Killer, 175g||£2.75||£1.00||64%|
|Nippon Ant Powder, 150g||£2.00||£1.00||50%|
|Mousetrap, Box of 2||£0.90||£0.50||44%|
|Chempak 8 Low Nitrogen Feed||£4.65||£3.50||25%|
|Maxicrop + Iron, 500ml||£5.90||£4.50||24%|
|Florafoam (Oasis), Std Brick, Dry||£0.50||£0.20||60%|
|Tying Wire, 1mm Dia, 100m||£1.50||£1.00||33%|
|Selected Kings Seeds dated to 09/19||£0.30|
|Selected Kings Seeds dated to 09/20||£0.50|
Kay Walker has been poorly recently and has to stand down from committee. Emma Lockey has been co-opted as replacement Young Gardeners Liaison.
Thank you to Show Sec. Paul Heydon and everyone who helped to prepare for and stage the Autumn Show on 14th September.
It was one of our best ever, the quality and quantity of the exhibits was fantastic.
Take a look at more of the pictures on our facebook page
More Store News
Autumn sown seeds now in.
• Broad Beans
• Green Manure
• Sweet Peas
Autumn onion sets in stock from 1st Sept.
• Senshyu Yellow