Members News


Travel club update

2018 outings

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

Birdseed prices

June 2019 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
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

All meetings are at The Manor House
Doors open 7:40 for 8:00 start


January 16th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at 7:30 PM


February 20th In house demonstrations and presentations including seed sowing by many

March 18th Talk Cancelled

March 28th Spring Show in the Henderson Hall open at 11:00 CANCELED

April 11th Spring BBQ at the depot 9:00 - 10:00 CANCELED

April 16th Nick Bessant - Reptiles and Amphibians from the rain forest of Southe East Asia CANCELED

May 1st QUIZ NIGHT at the Manor House CANCELED

May 21st Sunnyside Rural Trust - the work of this local charity by Keely Siddiqui-Charlick CANCELED


July 16th Dig for Victory by celebrated gardener Matt Briggs (Abbots Langley Festival 2020 (ALF)) Deffered untill next year

Septmber 17th When Birds Sing ( the science behind bird song) by Saffron Summerfield (artist in residence National Trust)

October 15th Pearls of a Plant hunter - Joseph Hooker of Kew gardens by Geoff Hales

November 19th Christmas flowers and house plants by Chris Thorme (Aylett nursery)






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In the light of the governments advice
we have decided that all our imminent group gatherings will be cancelled,
this includes the March, April and May social evenings, the Spring Show,
the Spring Quiz Night and Spring BBBQ.
Hopefully the speakers can be re booked for next year.

Also Abbots Langley Festival 2020 (ALF) organisers
have advised that they are deferring this event until next year
so we will also cancel the "celebrity" special social evening in July
and re arrange for next year.

The depot will now be closed untill further notice
gardening is an important health benefit
and this is a crucial time in the gardening calendar
so we will do all we can to support our members.

for further information see the ALGS News Bulletin 241


For more information see our new Beta site

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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.


Membership Subscriptions are due from December

Renewal is £7 with a £1 reduction if paid before before 31st March 2020

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


A Guide to exhibiting

Hints & Tips on rose growing and showing
Rod Pengally

link to Tips on Showing


Pictures from the 2016 Sparkle Night and the
Saturday morning mince pies and mulled wine at the Depot

Sparkle night


Mince pies & Mulled wine








































































ALGS 2019 honey is available at the depot and other ALGS events

or contact Chris via



Our Depot remains open all weather!

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



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



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

Treat them to a Society membership for £7.

A gift voucher for any amount to spend in our Depot

Contact Jane if you are interested on 01923 447281







Next social event at
The Manor House Sports and Social Centre

March talk cancelled

Doors open 7:40 meeting starts at 8:00
Raffle and bar
members free
non members welcome £2:00


quiz nights
click here for a list of previous results

Next ALGS Quiz Night

at the Manor House

7:00 for 7:30 start
Bar and Raffle
come along for a fun evening

contact Jo for tickets via our contact us email address





Help with a bee swarm Click on picture



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


Previous Successes Include

2006 Silver

2004 Gold & Best in Show

2003 Gold & Best in Show


2002 Silver

2001 Silver Gilt

2000 Silver





ALGS Depot

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

stock list (June 2019)
Click here

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

Don't forget your bird seed
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From The Chairman

Baby HedgeHog Feeding on Cat Food.

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