YDGS
Yateley and District Gardening Society

Membership

The Yateley and District Gardening Society exists to provide local gardeners with an opportunity to get together and learn more about growing plants of all kinds. It currently has about 100 members who meet once a month, except January. We have a varied programme that includes talks from speakers who are experts in their field, garden visits in summer and practical workshops organised by the members for their fellow members.

We welcome new members from beginners to experienced green fingers alike, who can pass on their knowledge to others. Membership is open to anyone interested in gardening and who would like to join a group of fellow gardeners who can share their experience. We pride ourselves on being a friendly club, so if you are a newcomer to Yateley come along and join us to make friends and create a new garden through the exchange of plants and ideas.

Our indoor meetings are held in the warm and comfortable residentsí lounge at Hedgecroft, Bracken Lane, Yateley, GU46 6JW. Refreshments are served during the course of the evening. The annual membership charge is £10 for individuals or £15 for a family.

The Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society and has a pass that can be loaned to members for admission to RHS gardens giving 30% discount off the admission charge. Our nearest RHS garden is at Wisley about 20 miles from Yateley.

If you would like more information about the club or are interested in joining please contact Hazel Goddard:

  • Tel:       01252 874532
  • Email:   philbgod@aol.com

Committee

The 2016-2017 Committee members are:


  • President - David Cheetham
  • Chairman - Tony Buckle
  • Secretary - Julia Dobbin
  • Treasurer - Hazel Goddard
  • Membership - Angela Hulbert
  • Show Secretary - Rayner Meyer
  • Publicity - Hazel Goddard
  • Programme and Outings - Diane Buckle
  • Other - Shirley Kensett, Eleni Kirkbride, Maggie Hart, Richard Ashwell, Cherie Cheetham & Barbara Oakes