2nd Sept 12-4pm
Knebworth Horticultural Show
Stevenage Garden Centre, Graveley
Outing to Wisley
Leave Letchworth at 9:15am and arrive back approx. 5:45pm. Members £13, non-members £16. This is the first day of the spectacular RHS late summer show at Wisley.
Outing to RHS Wisley Flower Show - FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 4th September all day
Leave Letchworth at 9:15am and arrive back approx. 5:45pm. Members £13, non-members £16. This is the first day of the spectacular RHS late summer show at Wisley. It features 55 nurseries & 22 trade stands, the National Dahlia Society Show & floral displays by the Surrey area of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS).
If you would like to add your name to the reserve list, please contact Myra on 01462 621961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To see exactly what's on offer, visit the RHS website
Coffee Morning at Tapps
Coffee Morning at Tapps Garden Centre
5th September and every first Wednesday of the month at 10:00am
It's time to be getting your entries in for the Autumn Show. Why not come along this month and chat with fellow members about what they are planning to do. LDGA members are entitled to 10% discount off all items from the garden centre and tea room.
(Please show your 2018 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.
Come and see our displays of flowers, fruit, veg and handicrafts– better still why not put in an exhibit or two yourselves; you don’t have to be an expert to join in. Both members and non-members are welcome to enter and there is a trophy for best newcomer.
There will again be a produce sale including cakes, jams & chutneys as well as home-grown produce and a floristry demonstration at 3:30. All this plus refreshments with home-made cakes and free entry makes it a great afternoon out for everyone.
16th Sept 10:30am
‘Children’s Gardening Workshop’
Young gardeners aged 4 to 10 years old learn how to make their own paper plant pot, sow their own sunflower seed, cress head and wildflower pot.
Our Second Children's Gardening Workshop
Sunday 16th September 10:30am to 12noon
We are very excited to announce our second 'Seedlings' workshop for young gardeners aged 4 to 10 years old. During the workshop, which will be held under parental supervision on our own allotment in Letchworth, each child will make a mini beast hotel, plant some bulbs ready for spring and help with the pumpkin harvest. Each child will receive a certificate and will get to take home the insect hotel and the potted bulbs. 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.
‘Bordering on Insanity’
by Timothy Walker
Creating herbaceous borders with all-year-round interest
‘Bordering on Insanity’ by Timothy Walker
Thursday 20th September at 7:45pm
Timothy, an Oxford University botanist looks exclusively at the herbaceous border in his Wife’s garden covering the principles and practicalities to be adopted when creating an all year round border.
LDGA & LALG Members £3, Everyone else £4 (includes refreshments)
Central Methodist Church Hall, Pixmore Way, Letchworth SG6 3TR map
For more information call our Meetings Organiser on 01462 621961
or visit Timothy's website
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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
The coach trip to RHS Wisley on 4th September is now full. If you would like to add your name to the reserve list, please contact Myra on 01462 621961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trading Store News
For the remaining Sundays of the season the Trading Store closes at 12noon.
Summer 2018 edition now available
Trading Store News
We have just introduced a new line to the store:
• Haxnicks 32 Cell Deep Rootrainers 22cm x 37cm at £6.45 each
Unfortunately due to lack of interest the coach trip to West Dean Gardens on Saturday 9th June, has been cancelled.
Allotment Mini Plots
Would you like a small allotment?
LDGA have eight 25m² (16ftx16ft) plots available for rent on the Norton Allotment Site off Flint Road, Letchworth.
Follow the link to find out more
Dunton Community Garden has bundles of willow rods for sale – 25 rods for £5. The rods vary in length; the longest is around 10ft but can be cut as required.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Spring 2018 edition now available