10th January at 2pm
‘Growing and managing a healthy plot the natural way’
Letchworth Organic Gardeners host a Zoom presentation by Pauline Pears. Tickets cost £5
Trading Store reopens
Click & Collect only on 31 Jan, 3 & 7 Feb. Restrictions permitting, normal opening resumes on Wednesday 10th February at 1:00pm.
Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus all other events up to Easter have been cancelled.
25th November 2021
‘365 Days of Colour’
with Nick Bailey
Nick is a garden designer, author, columnist and presenter on BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World.
'365 Days of Colour in your Garden' with Nick Bailey
Thursday 25th November at 7:30pm
Nick Bailey is a garden designer, author and presenter on BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World. His second book, '365 Days of Colour in your Garden', forms the basis of his talk this evening. Nick will be suggesting plants for all soil types, conditions and locations to help us achieve a balanced and colourful display all year round.
Everyone welcome, tickets cost £10
The Cloisters, Barrington Road, Letchworth SG6 3TH map
For more information or to book a place, call our Meetings Organiser on 01462 621961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you already have a ticket, it is still valid, so hang on to it.
‘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.
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.
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Chairman’s end of year message
Follow the link below to read Maureen Hersee’s end of year message
Chairman's end of year message
2020 has been a challenging and extraordinary year. The Trading Store was fully stocked, the two shows all planned, outings arranged and a year of interesting speakers including celebrities Chris Beardshaw and Nick Bailey awaiting us. Sadly the shows, outings and meetings all had to be cancelled. However after starting with a 'click and collect service' and then welcoming members back, sales at the store did extremely well. Whilst sincere thanks go to the team who made it possible to continue trading, my thanks must also go to you the members for supporting us.
We are so fortunate that we have a love of gardening and that has certainly been my saviour this past year. In fact when I think how long I have spent in the garden it makes me wonder how I have managed to keep on top of it in other years when I have been so busy with additional commitments. You could say that rather than us looking after our gardens, in 2020 our gardens have looked after us.
I am sure we all understand how important our gardens are to our wellbeing both physical and mental so I find it encouraging that so many people have taken to gardening for the first time and now appreciate the many benefits that it has to offer.
I hope that by trying to think of the positive things that have resulted from lockdown and this terrible virus it will help us to get through the difficult days that still lie ahead.
Speaking to a friend the other day she said 'all we can do is to look back on 2020 and say that we lived through it' and for me that summed it up very well.
As I said at the last AGM, I have decided to stand down as Chairman of LDGA after 18 years. The Association had changed tremendously since I took over and hopefully I leave it in good hands for the future. Although the AGM won't take place in February I won't be continuing after then and Andrew Dear has agreed to take over the reigns as Acting Chairman until such times that the AGM can take place.
I trust that you are all keeping well and I sincerely hope that we will be able to meet in 2021 and once more enjoy what the Association has to offer. Until then, take care, stay safe and very best wishes to you and your families for a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.
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 email@example.com to arrange a refund.
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
- ‘Mini Plot’ allotments for hire.
- All for only £6 per household per year.
If you are interested in joining, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Winter 2020 edition now available
The committee has decided to waive the 2021 membership fee for existing members; new members will continue to be charged at the normal rate.
The committee has decided to postpone the 2021 AGM until social restrictions are eased.
Maureen Hersee will retire as Chair of the Association on 18th February. Andrew Dear will take over as Acting Chair from that date.
The Trading Store is now closed for winter. Information about next year’s opening arrangements will be coming soon.
After long and considered discussion we have taken the decision to close the ‘Seedlings’ project.
Autumn sown items; onions, broad beans and sweet peas now in stock at the trading Store.