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Membership – What’s on offer (normally)

Unfortunately due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation many of the things that we offer members just aren’t possible.
This page highlights what would normally be going on. If you are interested in joining, please email

The membership fee is £6 per household per calendar year. Now £3 until 31/12/20

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Monthly Meetings

We have a full programme of evening talks given by guest speakers covering a wide range of garden related topics. These take place at The Cloisters, Barrington Road, Letchworth SG6 3TH on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30pm. Entry for LDGA & LALG members is £3 each, for everyone else it is £4 each, this includes refreshments. There is also a raffle with tickets at £1 a strip.

Occasionally our Thursday meeting will be ‘away’ when we may visit a local garden centre or other garden related establishment.

Visit our What’s on page to see this year’s line-up.

Summer Outings

We have several full day trips throughout the summer usually to visit a garden, large or small. These trips are on first come first served basis and prices vary according to destination.

We also have various events going on during the year for members to participate in, these include a potato day and a members’ social evening; we also attend several local events to help promote the activities of the association.

Again, visit our What’s on page for more details.

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Coffee Mornings

On the first Wednesday of every month at 10:00am our President, Graham Tapp holds a members Coffee morning at Tapps Garden Centre, Wallington Road, Baldock. This is a good opportunity to socialise and meet fellow members; there is usually plenty of garden related chat going on.

LDGA members can enjoy 10% discount off all items from the garden centre and tea room at any time on production of their current membership card.

Produce Shows

Two of the highlights of the LDGA year are the Summer & Autumn Shows when you get the chance to show off all the good work that you’ve been doing. These take place in the Free Church Hall, Norton Way South, Letchworth in July and September respectively. It’s a great afternoon out for everyone.

Visit our Produce Shows page to find out more.

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The Compost Heap is our members’ quarterly newsletter full of news and information about the association plus lots of hints and advice on various gardening topics. You can choose to have your Compost Heap electronically via a link to our website or have a paper copy delivered to your door at no extra cost.

Visit our Compost Heap page to see some previous editions.

Trading Store

The ‘Shed’, our members’ only trading store is where you can go to purchase all your gardening products at the very best prices. The ‘Shed’ can be found at the Norton Allotment Site, Flint Road, Letchworth; it is open on Sunday mornings (Feb to Nov) and Wednesday afternoons (Feb to Jun).

Visit our Trading Store page to see all opening times and the full range of products stocked.

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Mini Plots

We have number of Mini Plots for rent at the Norton Allotment Site off Flint Road, Letchworth. Each one is approximately 25m² (16ftx16ft) and costs £20 a year. Ideal if for whatever reason, you don’t want a standard full or half plot.

Visit our Allotments page for more details.

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