Members News

 

Travel club update

2018 outings

The Swiss garden at Shuttleworth
and
Katie Brown's Garden at the Manor House Stevington

Birdseed prices

June 2018 depot price list

News Flash


Gardening Society Events at Abbots Langley Festival 2018
For further information and tickets, please click here

Hints & Tips on rose growing and showing
from
Rod Pengally

General Showing Tips


Pams Pages

Follow this link for a selection of reports on various events the held by the society

ALFA willows
Seasonal containers
Growing and showing Chrysanthemums
Perfect Pashley
Life in a nutshell Nov 2014
Jackie Nutkins Dec 2014
December 2015 report

 

 




2018 events
All meetings are at The Manor House
Doors open 7:30


19th July :- Abbots Langley Festival (ALF) For further information and tickets, please click here

8th September, 2.30pm, The Autumn Show, Abbots Langley Community Centre.

20th September, Social Evening and talk

18th October, Social Evening and talk

3rd November, Gyu Fawks BBQ 09:00 - 10:00 at the depot

9th November, 7.30pm, Autumn Quiz Night

15th November, Social Evening and talk

20th December, Christmas “Sparkle” Social Evening

All Social Evenings start at 8pm prompt, and will be held in the Manor House

 

ABBOTS LANGLEY GARDENING SOCIETY

(ALGS)

Welcome to one of the oldest Gardening Societies in the country which was established before 1866.

To email the Society please use the address below.

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Please visit regularly for the latest information. For MEMBERSHIP DETAILS click here

Click Here for History of UpDates, Last UpDated: 6 June, 2018 8:48 PM latest depot list and ALF info added

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Abbots Langley Carnival
Saturday 9th June

We have a plant stall at the carnival
we need donated plants to sell
please bring them along to ether the depot on Friday 8th June between 18:00 and 20:00
or to our stall at the carnival on Saturday

 

 

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Gardening Society Events at Abbots Langley Festival 2018

Thursday 19th July


at the Manor House Sports and Social Clubhouse
Doors open at 7:40 for 8:00 PM start

International landscape designer, Tom Stuart-Smith from Bedmond, will talk about making ephemeral gardens at flower shows,
and how this relates to his work making gardens that last a bit longer.
Tom has a reputation for creating gardens that combine naturalism and modernity.
He'll also talk about his work at the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show, as shown on TV. Of past gardens at Chelsea,
eight of these have been awarded gold medals, and three have won 'Best in Show‘.


For further information and tickets, please click here

Other Gardening Society Events at Abbots Langley Festival 2018


Saturday 23rd June

‘All about Honey Bees’ – an Exhibition from 10am -12noon at the Henderson HUB
Find out about the Gardening Society’s honey bees. Drop in to see a demonstration of how a
beehive works and the life of local honey bees. Suitable for all ages.
Free event


Saturday 30th June

Gardening Masterclass – How to propagate plants’ from 9:30 to
10:30am at the Gardening Society Depot, next to the Community Centre
An opportunity to find out how to take cuttings of your garden plants.
Drop by to learn from keen members of the Gardening Society.
All materials provided but bring a piece of your favourite plant if you wish. All ages welcome.
Free event

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2018 Autumn Show
at
Abbots Langley Community Centre
8th september 2:30 - 5:00

link to 2018 autumn show schedule

2018 Autumn show recipes

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The next talk at
The Manor House Sports and Social Centre

20th September
TBA

Doors open 7:40 meeting starts at 8:00
Raffle and bar

 

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Next ALGS Quiz Night

9th November 2018
at the Manor House

Bar and Raffle
come along for a fun evening

contact Jo for tickets via our contact us email address

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Note on the 2017 Autumn Show

Last year we gave local schools a number of daffodils, compost and a pot with to be grown and shown at the spring show
this year we gave the schools one potato tuber, the compost and a growing bag to be grown on for the Autumn show
there were two prizes, one for the heaviest crop won by Divine Savour and the other for the greatest number of tubers won by Breakspear School

Note from Denise Bond of Breakspeare School and a picture of the winning Breakspear group

We entered a potato growing competition in the spring. This was organised by the
Abbots Langley Gardening Society and local schools were invited to take part.
Schools were given one seed potato, compost and a grow bag. Winners of this
competition were announced at the Garden Society Autumn show on Saturday 9th
September 2017. I am pleased to say that Breakspeare School won first prize for the
number of potatoes grown. We grew twelve potatoes. Divine Savour received first
prize for the weight of their potatoes. We received a certificate, trophy and a
HTA National Garden Gift Card worth £5.00.

 

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2018
Membership Subscriptions are now due

Renewal is £7 with a £1 reduction if paid before before 31st March 2018

Subs can be paid at the AGM, any of the socials or at the depot on Saturday mornings between 9:00 - 10:00
Subs can also be paid by bank transfer, contact Jane for details

If sending your subs direct to Jane please include a self addressed, stamped envelope for you card
or they can be collected at the depot or any social event

New membership is £7 for the year
membership form link

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A Guide to exhibiting

Hints & Tips on rose growing and showing
from
Rod Pengally

link to Tips on Showing

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2018 travel club outings

 

Sunday 24th June 2018
The Swiss garden at Shuttleworth
and
Katie Brown's Garden at the Manor House Stevington

For details follow the links

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Pictures from the Sparkle Night and the Saturday morning mince pies and mulled wine at the Depot

Sparkle night

 

Mince pies & Mulled wine

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ALGS 2017 honey is sold out

But Kate and Chris still have some local honey for sale at the ALGS events


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Our Depot remains open all weather!


Dave Sutherland and Jo Domaniewska brave the elements to keep the Depot open through the snow.

 

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Past Saturday Morning Breakfast BBQ's pictures

November 2014 link

November 2012 BBQ follow this link

Pictures from November 2010 BBQ

Pictures from July

Pictures from July 2009

 

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Having problems with what to buy for your nearest and dearest
who likes gardening

Treat them to a Society membership for £7.

Or
A gift voucher for any amount to spend in our Depot

Contact Jane if you are interested on 01923 447281

 

 

 

 

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Next social event at
The Manor House Sports and Social Centre

20th September
TBA

 

Doors open 7:40 meeting starts at 8:00
Raffle and bar

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quiz nights
click here for a list of previous results
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ALGS 2017 carnival raffle winner

Winning ticket

 

 

Help with a bee swarm Click on picture

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HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW

Our
Window Box and Hanging Basket entry at the 2007
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was awarded a
SILVER MEDAL

 

Previous Successes Include

2006 Silver

2004 Gold & Best in Show

2003 Gold & Best in Show

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

2002 Silver

2001 Silver Gilt

2000 Silver

 

 

 

Travel Club 2011 click here

Bowled over by Barcelona
by Kate

The Lady Gardeners of Northumberland
by Kate

ALGS Depot

The Depot
will be open for business
Saturday 9:00 till 10:00
all year round

stock list (June 2018)
Click here

but please note prices are subject to change
dependent on what deals we can negotiate.

Don't forget your bird seed

 

 

From The Chairman

Baby HedgeHog Feeding on Cat Food.

 
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