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?
|12th May||To be Announced||No details at this time.
|9th June||Animal Architecture||This will be an online virtual event. More details will be posted soon. With the brilliant and highly entertaining John Tyler. A tour of the ingenious and often strange structures that animals build for themselves, from humble hermit cells to teeming cities with thousands of inhabitants and all mod cons.
|14th July||Garden Visit||This is something of a placeholder that does rather depend on someone saying "Oh, go on then - you can all come round mine!". If you are loving your garden, and getting pleasure from all the hard work you are putting in to it, why not share it with others? If you are considering opening under the NGS, or just wanting some supportive feedback from kind like-minded people, then this might be a really good first step. If you're interested in taking part, please use the Contact page, or speak to one of the Committee. The date can be changed to suit you.
|11th August||Barbecue||It's bound to rain, but at least there will be cake involved.
|5th September||Coach Trip to Hyde Hall||Saturday day out at RHS Hyde Hall for the Summer Flower Show and Plant Fair. Full details and booking form are
|8th September||E A Bowles||A fascinating talk by Bryan Hewitt. Everything you always wanted to know about Edward
Augustus Bowles. If you
want a teaser with possible spoilers, click
|13th October||Grow your own Vegetables||With Geoff Hodge - there will still be things you can plant!
|10th November||AGM + Jane Austen’s Gardens||All the thrills and excitement of our Annual General Meeting, plus a fascinating talk by Jackie Bennett
|8th December||The Gardeners' Forum Christmas Party||For many, the high-point of the annual social calendar, with Christmas food and cheer. Hearty carols, and lashings of cake and mince pies.
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.
Our membership fee is only £14 a year, payable in January. If you join after August, the membership fee is reduced.
- 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. Come to our meetings and your garden could look like this...
Covid-19 Update: At this point, we're assuming that nothing will happen this side of September - we will do our best to keep this list updated.
|5th September||NGS Opening||Celebration Gardens|
|6th September||NGS Opening||Celebration Gardens|
|6th September||NGS Opening||St Stephens Avenue|
|6th September||Rare Plant Fair||Adwell House|
|7th September||NGS Opening||Celebration Gardens|
|8th September||NGS Opening||Celebration Gardens|
|9th September||NGS Opening||Celebration Gardens|
|10th September||NGS Opening||Celebration Gardens|
|11th September||NGS Opening||Celebration Gardens|
|12th September||NGS Opening||Celebration Gardens|
|13th September||NGS Opening||Cambridge Road|
|13th September||NGS Opening||Celebration Gardens|
|4th October||Local Fair||Highfield Park Trust Apple Day|