Beth Chatto Gardens
A coach outing to Beth Chatto’s world-renowned gardens in Essex .
Beth Chatto Gardens
FULLY BOOKED --- Thursday 15th August all day --- FULLY BOOKED
Leave from the former Plinston Hall Letchworth at 9:15am and arrive back approx. 6.00pm. Members £23, non-members £26. Highlights include: Gravel Garden, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Reservoir Garden and Scree Garden. You may also like to visit the Nursery or Gift Shop and have lunch in the Gravel Garden Restaurant.
Irene Fussell is helping Myra with this one, so to add your name to the reserve list, please email her using the usual address - firstname.lastname@example.org
To see exactly what's on offer, visit the Beth Chatto website
Thursday evening meeting
There is no regular Thursday evening meeting this month. See you in September.
Get involved in National Allotments Week at the Norton Allotment Site:
Activities include: harvesting potatoes, planting a mini herb garden and listening to stories.
Seedlings Late Summer Workshop
Sunday 18th August 10:30am to 12:00noon
This is our fourth 'Seedlings' workshop of the year for young gardeners aged 4 to 14 years old. During the workshop, children will:
• Colour in a picture and hand it in for entry to the Autumn Show
• Check on pumpkins and sunflowers planted earlier
• Harvest potatoes – and take a small bag home
• Check out the new bean house built since last visit
• Plant up a mini herb garden to take home
• Vegetable cake tasting
• 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 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.
Shared Harvest Picnic
All members and fellow allotmenteers are welcome, just bring something to eat that you have grown or made from your produce.
Shared Harvest Picnic
Sunday 18th August from 12:00noon
As part of National Allotments Week we are having shared harvest picnic. All members and fellow allotmenteers are welcome, just bring something to eat that you have grown or made from your produce. We will provide bread and soft drinks. It would also be helpful to bring your own chairs, plates and cutlery.
Norton Allotment Site, Flint Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 1HJ map
For more info or let us know you're coming, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee Morning at Tapps
Coffee Morning at Tapps Garden Centre
4th 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 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.
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 demonstrations and a produce sale including cakes, jams & chutneys as well as home-grown produce.
‘Supper and a talk about
‘Fuchsias’ by Nick Dobson’
A supper of lasagne, salad and chips is followed by a talk about ‘Fuchsias’
Supper and a talk about ‘Fuchsias’ by Nick Dobson
Thursday 19th September at 6:15 for 6:30pm
A supper of lasagne, salad and chips is followed by a talk about ‘Fuchsias’ by Nick Dobson. Nick, a former librarian and national fuchsia champion has been a keen gardener for over 40 years, his talk this evening is an introduction to fuchsias and includes live plant demos.
LDGA & LALG Members £11, Everyone else £13
The Cloisters, Barrington Road, Letchworth SG6 3TH map
For more info or book place email email@example.com
See Show Schedule
See Trading List
See Compost Heap
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
For information about ordering next years seed potatoes and changes to how New Horizon All Purpose Peat Free compost is supplied go to the Trading Store page.
Summer 2019 edition now available
Thank you to Show Sec. Paul Heydon and everyone who helped to prepare for and stage the Summer Show on 13th July.
Exhibits & exhibitor numbers were down slightly on recent Summer Shows but the quality of our displays was still excellent.
See the recipes from Meg Hewett’s culinary demonstrations.
Now that we have passed the half way point in the season the Trading Store opening times have changed:
Wednesday afternoons – CLOSED
Sunday Mornings – 9:00 – 12:00
Gardeners, young and not so young all enjoying our most recent Seedlings Workshop on the 9th June.
Cambridge Botanic Gardens
See some of the photos from our visit to the Festival of Plants Day.