a lovely garden scene in st albans St Albans gardeners forum - the local gardening group

About Us

Welcome to our website!

We are a friendly local gardening group in St Albans. Come and meet other people who enjoy everything that is garden-related. Some members have a lot of experience and some have none, some know plant names and some don’t. What matters is that we all enjoy gardening, listening to interesting talks, and being with like-minded people. Why not come along to a meeting?

Next Event
Tuesday 8th October: "I've got a new plant - what do I do now?"
Open to members and guests - a fascinating talk by Graham spencer, a horticultural specialist with 15 years experience working at Croftway Nursery. He specialises in geranium, iris and salvia, and was a founder of the Sussex Hardy Plant Society group. This talk looks in depth at the new plant development process, including an introduction to Plant Variety Rights and the commercial aspects of new variety development, as well as a discussion of the qualities required to make a new plant a success. It also looks at the role of the breeders’ agent and will either give you an insight into the origin of new plants – or perhaps even inspire you to try a little plant breeding of your own!

Next Plant Sale
Annual Plant Sale 2020
We have our annual plant sale on the second Saturday in May (next one 9th May 2020).  It is held at London Road Residents Association Hall in Cell Barnes Lane AL1 5AX (map here), opening at 9.30 am, and running until 12 noon.  We have perennials, both usual and unusual, bedding and hanging basket plants, vegetables and a few shrubs.  Teas are sold in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice.  Parking available.

Schedule of Events 2019

Date Presenter Subject
8th October Graham Spencer "I've got a new plant - what do I do now?" - website
12th November Head Gardener or Estate Manager from Woburn on their role
10th December Christmas Party Bring along food to share, solve the brain teasers and enjoy good company

When we meet:

We hold an inspiring and informative programme of talks every year.

All talks are themed around gardening, and cover a variety of topics for different levels of gardening skill - from general gardening and plant advice, to garden history and design.

Our meetings are always on the second Tuesday of the month, and start at 7:30pm. They typically finish around 9:00pm. All talks are free of charge to members.

Visitors are always welcome, entrance fee is £3 per talk. Enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee after the talk.

Where we meet:

Age Concern Hall
1a Hall Place Close
St Albans

Become a member:

Our membership fee is only £14 a year, payable in January. If you join after August, the membership fee is reduced.

To join:
- go to the contact page
- complete your details
- enter "I want to join" as your question or comment
- hit SUBMIT

We will then email you your Welcome Pack.

Visit our Contact page here to get in touch or raise any queries.

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