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 Produce and Handicraft Show at St Peter's Church, Yateley and a Christmas party to name but a few! You can download a Show Schedule and see what categories you can enter for!
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.
May is going to be a busy month! As well as the Annual May Fayre on May 1, there will be a Hanging Basket Workshop at Little Orchard on 3 May and, finally, on 8 May there will be an informative talk about Thrive®, a national charity whose vision is to enable those touched by disability to transform their lives through gardening. Please note a 7.30pm for 8.00pm start for the Thrive® talk and we are back at our Hedgecroft venue!