Aylesbury Gardening Society
(established in 1880)
Affiliated with the Royal Horticultural Society, Royal National Rose Society, National Chrysanthemum Society
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ACTIVITIES IN 2017
On 20th May we had a very interesting visit to the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, followed by a visit to Cambridge Botanical Garden.
On Saturday 9th September we had an excellent coach trip to Royal Horticultural Society Gardens at Wisley. The weather was kind and it was the occasion of the 'Wisley Flower Show' with many nurseries and trade stands and it was the site for the National Annual Dahlia Flower Show. There was also the opportunity to see the newly planted 'Exotic Garden'.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018
The Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held in the Sixth Form Common Room, Aylesbury Grammar School at 7.30pm on Friday 19 th January 2018.
After the meeting, which should not take too long, we will be entertained by Mr Colin Oakes.
The winners, Turnfurlong Junior School pupils with Chairman, Ken Keasley, President Ray James and Mayor Tom Hunter-Watts SCHOOLS POTATO CHALLENGE
For the fourth year the Society has run the Schools Potato Challenge: fourteen completed the competition. These schools were Bedgrove Infant, Broughton Infant, Broughton Junior, Harding House 6 th Form, Haydon Abbey, Oak Green, Pebble Brook (3classes), St Edward’s Catholic Junior, Stocklake Park, Thomas Hickman, Turnfurlong Junior and William Harding Combined.
Each school was provided with three 17lt potato growing bags; compost; 3 seed potatoes (one each of Abbot, Kestrel and Red Duke of York) and a small quantity of organic fertiliser.
The resulting crops were weighed in early July and the top 3 schools were:
Our president, Mr Ray James, presented the Ann Miles Trophy to the winning school. Also, the winners, 2 nd and 3 rd and the heaviest single bag winner were presented with engraved glass trophies kindly donated by Three Counties Building Supplies. The Ann Miles Trophy will be held for one year.