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), 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 2013 Annual Produce and Handicraft Show had some 50 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!
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 .
The 47th Annual General Meeting of the YDGS will be held on 10th March at Hedgecroft. Please make every effort to attend as this will give members the opportunity to raise any questions and to elect the 2014 committee. After the AGM there will be a Quiz!!