The Yateley and District Gardening Society (YDGS) was established in 1967 by a few local amateur gardeners who were keen to get together and share gardening knowledge and experiences.
The club has grown and currently has about 70 members. Apart from horticultural activities, our programme of events include group visits to formal houses and gardens (including in 2010 HRH Prince of Wales' Highgrove Garden) and in 2014 Mary Berry's beautiful garden, ‘Watercroft’, and Dipley Mill in Hartley Wintney), regular talks from experts on a wide range of topics, helping in the renovation of the beautiful courtyard garden at Westfields Infants School and a Christmas party to name but a few!
Our 2014 Annual Produce and Handicraft Show has some 70+ classes grouped around fruit and vegetables, cut flowers, pot plants and flower arrangements, home made cakes, jams and preserves and handicrafts as well as classes for ‘budding’ young gardeners! Click here to read more about it!
Yateley is located close to the borders of Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey. The society meets regularly and is very fortunate to have a comfortable, well-equipped, modern venue at Hedgecroft in Bracken Lane, Yateley for our group events. You don't have to be a member to attend our meetings. So if you're an interested beginner, a seasoned gardening veteran or just like gardening, you will be very welcome and we'd love to hear from you. To find out more about us or if gardening is one of your favourite pastimes, please do contact us.
Come and join us on 8th September to listen to our guest speaker Ray Broughton talking on Companion Planting - how to choose and use plants that thrive together. Ray has lectured at Sparsholt College in Hampshire for many years and now teaches staff and students at RHS Wisley.