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Trading Store open as normal – Wednesdays 1-2:30 & Sundays 9-12:30

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

Please make sure you are wearing a face covering when you visit to the Trading Store, you will not be allowed in without one.
The only exceptions being, children under 11 and those with certain health conditions.

Coming Soon

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus all events up to Easter have been cancelled.

11th July

Summer Show

There will be no ‘Fuchsia Challenge’ class this year.
more >

12th September

Autumn Show

There will be no ‘Chilli Challenge’ or ‘Mystery Seed Challenge’ classes this year.
more >

25th November

‘365 Days of Colour’
with Nick Bailey

Nick is a garden designer, author, columnist and presenter on BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World.

Front cover of Nick's 365 days book

more >

April/May 2022

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

Chris is a garden designer, writer, lecturer and well-liked TV and radio broadcaster.
This has been rescheduled from September 2020.

Front cover of Chris's 100 plants bookmore >


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 400 household members with a keen interest in gardening of all types either at home or on an allotment.

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Rearranged Events

Our 365 Days of Colour evening with Nick Bailey is now planned for 25th November 2021. If you already have a ticket, it is still valid, so hang on to it.

Our 100 Plants That Almost Changed the World evening with Chris Beardshaw planned for 17th September 2020 has been postponed until spring 2022. Ticket sales have been suspended for a while, but you have one please contact Myra, on 01462 621961 or meetings@ldga.org.uk to arrange a refund.

Take a look at some of the things around at the moment.


What can we offer you?

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  • 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 >

Latest News


We are pleased to announce that on 18th February, Andrew Dear took over the Association’s reins from Maureen Hersee, Chairman of 18 years standing. He will take the role of Acting Chairman until we are able to hold an AGM when nominations for a permanent replacement can be tendered. We thank Maureen for all her hard work and dedication over the years and look forward to seeing her at LDGA events in the future. All other committee members continue in their positions.

posted 22/2/21

Trading Store

The deadline has now passed for placing Click & Collect orders, over 100 have been received.

posted 29/01/21

Trading Store

Due to high demand, the availability of some varieties of seed potato is now limited.


posted 19/01/21

Trading Store

Due to supply problems the following items will not be available at the store this year.

  • Potato, Pink Fir Apple
  • Pea, Kelvedon Wonder
  • Comfrey seeds

posted 18/01/21

Compost Heap

Front of latest Compost HeapKeep up with all the news and info with the association newsletter

Winter 2020 edition now available

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Previous editions

posted 26/12/20


The committee has decided to waive the 2021 membership fee for existing members.

posted 26/12/20

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