Members News


Travel club update

2018 outings

The Swiss garden at Shuttleworth
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
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

9th November, 7.30pm, Autumn Quiz Night ( contact Jo about tickets on our email address)

10th November, Guy Fawks BBQ 09:00 - 10:00 at the depot (was the 3rd nov)

15th November, Social Evening, Darren Lerigo - Diluted (How we use water in the garden)

20th December, Christmas “Sparkle” Social Evening

22nd December, Winter BBQ breakfast with mulled wine and hot mince pies at the depot 09:00 - 10:00


17th January Annual General Meeting. doors open 7:00 start 7:30!!!!

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




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Change of Date for the November BBQ
Now 10th November

9:00 to 10:00 at the depot


The next talk at
The Manor House Sports and Social Centre

15th November

Darren Lerigo

(How we use water in the garden)

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


Next ALGS Quiz Night

26th April 2019
at the Manor House

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

contact Jo for tickets via our contact us email address



2018 Autumn Show
Abbots Langley Community Centre
cup winners

link to 2018 autumn show schedule

2018 Autumn show recipes (new version2 Aug 2018)


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 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


A Guide to exhibiting

Hints & Tips on rose growing and showing
Rod Pengally

link to Tips on Showing


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

Sparkle night


Mince pies & Mulled wine






































ALGS 2017 honey is sold out

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



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

15th November

Social Evening

Darren Lerigo

(How we use water in the garden)



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


quiz nights
click here for a list of previous results




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 (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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