Wisley Flower Show
Unfortunately this outing has now been cancelled.
Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled.
‘100 Plants That Almost Changed the World’
with Chris Beardshaw
Chris is a garden designer, writer, lecturer and well-liked TV and radio broadcaster.
Postponed until 2022
18th February 2021
‘365 Days of Colour’
with Nick Bailey
Nick is a garden designer, author, columnist and presenter on BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World.
This has been rescheduled from March 2020.
'365 Days of Colour in your Garden' with Nick Bailey
Thursday 19th March at 7:30pm - POSTPONED
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.
LDGA & LALG Members £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
Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus this evening has been postponed until 18th February 2021.
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Special Event - Letchworth Open Gardens
Letchworth Open Gardens
Sunday 28th June should have seen the biennial Letchworth Open Gardens event taking place. A number of people, including some of our own members, usually open their gardens to raise money for good causes. This year because of Coronavirus they are doing it virtually instead. Visit Letchworth Virtual Open Gardens website to see photos and videos from some of the gardens that would have opened.
A message from the Open Gardens organisers
In a normal year, visitors have typically spent £10-15 each on tickets, refreshments and plants while visiting local gardens - all in support of Letchworth's Garden House Hospice Care, the British Red Cross and other charities. As these charities have lost so much of their revenue during the pandemic, we hope that, if you have enjoyed your virtual visit, you will be generous and donate using the buttons provided on the Letchworth Virtual Open Gardens website. Over the last 18 years the gardeners have raised over £48,000 for these and other charities so please help to continue the tradition through these extraordinary times. All donations are welcome however big or small!
The website will stay live throughout the rest of this year so please spread the word by sharing this page with your friends and relations in the locality and across the world via emails and social media. Hopefully, the reach of the internet will allow many more people to appreciate the character and ambiance of gardening in Letchworth Garden City than usual.
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.
Our 365 Days of Colour evening with Nick Bailey planned for 19th March has been postponed until 18th February 2021.
Our 100 Plants That Almost Changed the World evening with Chris Beardshaw planned for 17th September 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
£6per household per year. Now £3 until 31/12/20
If you are interested in joining, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Autumn sown items; onions, broad beans and sweet peas now in stock at the trading Store.
With no Autumn Show this year, we are thinking of having a virtual show instead, no judging or anything like that, just photos of exhibits that you may have entered. Send your pictures to email@example.com with a short description and we’ll put them on the website.
We have been asked by local resident Jenny Ellis to publicise the Letchworth Surplus Produce scheme that she is involved with. The scheme aims to encourage growers to donate their surplus harvest to the Letchworth Food Bank and BestB4 café initiatives. If you are able to make a donation then take it to Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South, Letchworth SG6 1NX at around 9:30am any Tuesday or Friday. Alternatively, leave it ready for collection at one of the following allotment sites:
- Norton – 1pm any Thu or Sun
- South View – 2pm any Thursday
- Wilbury – 3pm any Thursday
- Runnalow – 4pm any Thursday
Contact Jenny on 07505 131880 if you have any questions.
Thanks to member Paul Cunningham who answered my appeal for photos of show exhibits in lieu of actually staging them at the Summer Show.