Letchworth Open Gardens
At least 10 of the 26 gardens are being opened by LDGA members so get your tickets now and help support their efforts.
Letchworth Open Gardens
Sunday 17th June 11:00am – 5:00pm
As part of the 2018 Letchworth Festival, LALG invite you to tour over twenty open gardens in Letchworth. As well as a warm welcome, some will be offering refreshments and plant sales.
The location and description of gardens can be found on the Open Gardens website and entry is by programme only. Programmes are available from the beginning of May at Letchworth Tourist Information Centre, 33-35 Station Road, and David's Bookshop, Eastcheap. They are priced £6 in advance or £7 on the day of the event from any of the gardens.
LGCHF minibuses will tour the gardens approx. every 30 mins. from the free park and ride at Spirella car park SG6 4AA
Life & Times of a Gardener by Christine Walkden
This talk tells of the thrills and spills of a life as a gardener and broadcaster. It is entertaining and inspirational, often making people laugh and cry during the same evening.
'The Life and Times of a Gardener' with Christine Walkden
Thursday 21st June at 7:30pm (doors at 7:00pm)
Celebrity gardener and resident ‘One Show’ gardening guru, Christine Walkden visits to us to tell us everything we need to know about ‘The Life and Times of a Gardener’ – This talk tells of the thrills and spills of a life as a gardener and broadcaster. It is entertaining and inspirational, often making people laugh and cry during the same evening.
Central Methodist Church, Pixmore Way, Letchworth SG6 3TR map
Tickets are £10 each and are available from:
• Letchworth Local & Tourist Information Centre, 33-35 Station Road,Letchworth, SG6 3BB
• David’s Bookshop, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
• Tapps Garden Centre, Wallington Road, Baldock, SG7 6RS
• The LDGA at meetings or at the Trading Store during normal opening hours
• Myra, by calling 01462 621961 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
• Subject to availability, some tickets will also be available on the door priced at £12
For more information call our Meetings Organiser on 01462 621961
Presented as part of the Letchworth Festival 2018
LDGA at the
As part of the 2018 Letchworth Festival LDGA will be taking part in the community stalls day in Leys Square. Please come along and buy a plant.
LDGA at the Letchworth Festival
Saturday 30th June 10:00am – 4:00pm
As part of the 2018 Letchworth Festival we will be taking part in the community stalls day in Leys Square.
We will be having:
● a display all about bees.
● a flowers, fruit & veg plant sale.
● and loads of info about the Association.
30th June 12:30-4pm
Hitchin Horticultural Show
Ickleford Village Hall
Coffee Morning at Tapps
Coffee Morning at Tapps Garden Centre
4th July and every first Wednesday of the month at 10:00am
It's time to be thinking about your entries for the Summer 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.
8th July 1 – 5pm
Garden House Hospice, Open Garden
See Show Schedule
See Trading List
See Compost Heap
We now stock Strulch at the Trading Store. Find out more
Mineralised Straw Mulch
Strulch is a mineralised straw mulch that first came to our attention when we were at Capel Manor Gardens in June, they were using it in the 'Which? Gardening' Trial Gardens there. Here are the details: made from wheat straw which has been specially processed, it is a biodegradable mulch that has been verified for organic growing systems and can be used throughout the garden on borders, raised beds, around cultivated fruit and on vegetable plots. Strulch reduces weed growth, saves water, improves soil and acts as a slug and snail deterrent. It lasts up to two years when correctly used.
From Sunday 16th July we will be stocking Strulch at the Trading Store. It will be in 150l bags, which is enough to cover up to 4.5 sqm. and will cost £9.00 per bag.
Visit the Strulch website for more information.
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
- All for only £5 per household per year
Member’s pic of the month
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
We have arranged an outing to West Dean Gardens, near Chichester on Saturday 9th June
Outing to West Dean Gardens
Saturday 9th June
We leave Letchworth from outside the former Plinston Hall at 9:00am and arrive back at approx. 5:00pm. LDGA members £19, non-members £22. You will see an impressive collection of working Victorian Glasshouses, a 300ft pergola, a spring garden with flint bridges and a walled garden. There is also a restaurant and the Gardens shop.
If you fancy going on this outing or need more information, please contact Myra on 01462 621961 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To see exactly what's on offer, visit the West Dean Gardens website
Around 150 people attended the recent Gardeners’ Questions evening chaired by Pippa Greenwood. It was a great evening with wide variety of questions for the panel to answer. Thanks to all members and friends who donated prizes for the raffle. By the end of the evening we had raised £410 which we divided evenly between our two charities, Garden House Hospice Care and the local mental health charity Growing People.