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 90 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 held this year on 29th August at St Peter's Church, Yateley (download a Show Schedule and Entry Form and try your hand at any of the Show classes), 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.
Make sure 7th December is free in your diary for the traditional YDGS Christmash Bash, complete with tasty buffet and Christmas Raffle! Numbers limited – first come, first served for this very popular pre-Christmas evening.
January is traditionally our ‘month off’ as far as our programme of talks and events is concerned. However we will be back next year with another impressive programme so watch this space!!