Coffee Morning at Tapps
Coffee Morning at Tapps Garden Centre
5th June and every first Wednesday of the month at 10:00am
With planting out pretty much done now why not treat yourself to coffee and cake with fellow members 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.
Outing to Stamford
“Street Market” and
Swines Meadow Nursery
Outing to Stamford "Street Market" and
Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, Market Deeping
Friday 7th June
We will leave from outside the former Plinston Hall Letchworth at 9:15am and arrive at Stamford at around 10:45am. Time will be free to explore the town, visit the market or have lunch at one of the many fine eateries.
For more info about the market visit the local website
We leave Stamford at 1:15pm to travel to Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, growers of exotic and rare plants. We will have a guided tour followed by tea and homemade cake, with time to spare for you to wonder around the unusual plants for sale. We leave at 3:30pm.
For more info visit the Swines Meadow website
Price: Members £20, Non-Members £23. For more information or to book a seat, please contact Myra on 01462 621961, email email@example.com or see us at the Trading Store.
Activities include: potting on marigolds, planting out pumpkins and sunflowers and painting stones.
Seedlings Early Summer Workshop
Sunday 9th June 10:30am to 12:00noon
This is our third 'Seedlings' workshop of the year for young gardeners aged 4 to 14 years old. During the workshop, children will:
• Plant out and pot on sunflowers
• Plant out pumpkin & strawberry plants
• Decorate a stone to enter in our Summer Show
• Pot on marigolds into 15cm pots for our Autumn Show
• Go on a wildlife safari - what insects can we find?
• Eat strawberries and cream
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
11:00am to 5:00pm
Member’s Open Garden
Val Aitken opens her garden at 22 Hitchin Road, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3LT for the second time this year as part of the NGS. Home-made teas available in aid of Garden House Hospice Care.
‘The Chelsea Experience’
by Roger Harvey
Nurseryman Roger Harvey tells us why showing and being successful at Chelsea is the pinnacle of his horticultural career.
‘The Chelsea Experience’ by Roger Harvey
Thursday 20th June at 7:30pm
With 8 Gold Medals in 12 years at the Chelsea Flower Show for his displays of rare and unusual shade or woodland plants, nurseryman Roger Harvey tells us why showing and being successful at Chelsea is the pinnacle of his horticultural career.
LDGA & LALG Members £3, Everyone else £4 (includes refreshments)
The Cloisters, Barrington Road, Letchworth SG6 3TH map
For more information email email@example.com or visit Roger's website.
Presented as part of the Letchworth Festival 2019
6:00 to 8:30pm
Member’s Open Garden
Val Aitken opens her garden for the evening at 22 Hitchin Road, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3LT as part of the NGS.
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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.
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
- 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
Member’s pic of the month
Member’s pic of the month
A drop-in consultation evening about the plot of land next to the Norton allotment site is planned for 21st May at The Three Horseshoes.
Spring 2019 edition now available
Draft AGM minutes including the combined reports are now available.
Our AGM was held on 21st February & was well attended. The chairman and the respective secretaries gave reports of the past year’s activities and also looked forward to the coming year. Take a look at a copy of the combined reports.
All committee members were re-elected, and Carol Russell was elected for the first time. She will take up the position of Treasurer. See the updated committee page.
After the interval Terri Evans, our show photography judge gave a short talk about how to store and look after our pictures for future generations.
Feb Coffee Morning
Over 25 members enjoying our most recent Coffee Morning at Tapps on the 6th February.
A big thanks to John B and all his helpers for making a success of ‘Potato Day’ on 27th January. The place was heaving, with at least 150 visitors during the 3 and a half hours. We also signed up 3 new members and took 85 renewals.