Members News

Bees report July 2014

work on the Plinth

Travel club update

2014 travel club update

Details of the 2015 trip to

Summer Outing

date confirmed
Saturday 20th June 2015
Hyde Hall
Coach/Entrance/Guided Tour

Buckingham Palace trip details
October 2015

2014 December Quiz

Birdseed prices

Current depot price list


News Flash

Don't forget to get your potato and bucket
for entry in the Autumn show
(see below)
They are going fast

General Showing Tips

Autumn 2015 show schedule

Show Recipes

Spring 2015 show schedule


2014 News Letters
February - March

October - November

This year we have introduced two new sections to our show schedules

In the spring show we have a section for children at local schools to enter a pot of daffodils they have grown. The bulbs and compost were donated by Burston Garden Centre and the pots supplied by the society

The second new section is a bucket of potatoes grown from one tuber, the bucket, tuber and a copy of the rules are available at the depot from 14th February for £2.00
The winner is the bucket with the heaviest weight of potatoes. the buckets and contents are to be taken to the depot on the Friday evening before the autumn show for weighing.
The winner will be announced at the show
£15.00 depot voucher for the winner

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



2015 events

September 12th Autumn Show at AL Community Centre
September 17th Chris Beardshaw – TV Gardener and Presenter By Pre-paid tickets only

October 3rd Trip to Buckingham Palace
October 15th Gerrard Craddock (lecturer at Oaklands) Gardening for mind, body and soul

November 7th Autumn BBQ Breakfast at depot 9:00 - 10:00
November 19th Dr Dowbiggin (Director of Capel Manor) The history and work of Capel Manor
November 13th Quiz Night

December 17th Christmas social – mince pies, other food and a fun evening
December 19th Christmas BBQ Breakfast at depot 9:00 – 10:00
January 21st Annual General Meeting



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Next social events
The Manor House Sports and Social Centre

November 19
Dr Dowbiggin (Director of Capel Manor)
The history and work of Capel Manor

December 17
mince pies, other food and a fun evening
December 19
with more mince pies and mulled wine

Have your breakfast while you shop

Annual General Meeting

7:30 - 21st January 2016
The Manor House






































2015 honey is ready and going fast
contact Chris for details



Link to 2014 Autumn Show Pictures

Best in Show


Link to 2014 spring show pictures



Link to travel club 2014 trip presentations pdf



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 £5.

A gift voucher for any amount to spend in our Depot

Contact Jane if you are interested on 01923 447281



It's here - ALGS "Wanted / For Sale & offered" Page






Next social event at
The Manor House Sports and Social Centre

October 15th
Chris Bessant on Wildlife in the Colne Valley


quiz nights
click here for a list of previous results

The next Quiz night is
29th April 2016
Contact Jo for tickets 443758


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




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 (march 2014)
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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