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 100 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, an Annual Autumn Flower and Produce Show at St Peter's Church, Yateley (download a 2016 Show Schedule and Entry Form to see what you can enter for this year’s show), and a Christmas party to name but a few!
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.
On 13 June, our guest speaker Thomas Stone will introduce us to some of the stunning roses at Mottisfont Abbey, part of the National Heritage Collection of Roses. Please note that this will be 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.
On 11 July, our guest speaker Russell Bowes
will take us back in time when England’s gardeners swapped clematis and roses for radishes and cabbages in their effort to ensure the nation was fed during WW2. He will talk about the role of the Land Girls and allotments.
Please note that this will be a 7.:30pm for 8.00pm start.