New Contact Button
For any queries regarding the Garden Society we have now added a contact button at the bottom of the home page. This can be used for any queries including membership, activities, stock etc..
Coach Trip - RHS Wisley - Saturday 12th September 2020
There is a planned coach trip to the Royal Horticultural Gardens at Wisley on Saturday 12th September 2020. Tickets will be £15 per head for members. At the moment this trip is cancelled until we receive further information from the RHS. Hopefully they will be sending more information in June
Annual Show - September 2020
The Annual Show for 2020 has reluctantly been cancelled due to Government Restrictions. Could All trophies please be returned to the Trading Store on a Sunday Morning or contact me on 01296 488160 for collection or delivery to my house. Chris Gray Show Secretary.
For more information go to the Show section of this web site.
Coach Trip - Malvern Spring Show - 9th May 2020
Due to the Coronavirus situation the society has reluctantly decided to cancel this event. Anyone who has already paid for their tickets can obtain a cheque for a refund from the Society shop.
Annual General Meeting 2021
Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held at Aylesbury Grammar School. Date to be confirmed.
Annual General Meeting 2020
The Annual General Meeting of the Society was held at Aylesbury Grammar School on Friday 17th January 2020.
The president opened the meeting with the sad news that Mr Ian Mortimer and our secretary Mr Joseph Benham, had both died since the previous AGM.
The following were elected as officers of the Society:
President: Mr. R. James
Chairman: Mr. K. Keasley
Vice chairman: Mr. C. Gray
Treasurer: Mrs H. Murray
Secretary: Mr K. Vance
The following were re-elected to serve on the committee for a further 3 years:
Mr P Miles, Mr R Murray, Miss D Smith, Mr B Smith and Mr R Surguy.
The following were elected as new members of the committee:
Mr K Lee, Mr A Harris, Mr S Searle and Mr S Ahsan-Farrer.
In recognition of his contribution to the Society Mr David Meakin was elected as a Life Member of the Society.
After the meeting we were entertained by Mr John Bramhan. His subject was of great interest to us all - grow for Show.
Joseph Benham Memorial Bench
Mr Joseph (Joe) Benham, a member of the Gardening Society for in excess of 35 years, sadly passed away in December. Joe held various positions on the committee over the years and as a tribute to his commitment to both the Society and gardening in general the committee, after consultation with Joes family, are having a memorial bench erected to mark his contribution.
The Society will be underwriting the cost of the bench but any contributions from individual members will be gratefully received .
Details of the unveiling ceremony will be put on the website in due course.
Grow to Give
Thurston Trading Store Closure Opening
The Thurston Trading is re-opening on Sunday 24th May. The Store will be open for the normal hours of 09:00 - 12:00. There will be restrictions on social distancing applied and limited access to the inside of the store. Please bear with us whilst we get the new system running smoothly. Please remember to bring your membership card with you. We are reviewing Thursday opening and will decide subject to demand.
We will continue to run the click and collect service for members of the Society. If you send an email using the contact button at the bottom of this page to send a list of requirements we will get back to you to let you know if we have what you want in stock and the date for collection (normally Sunday mornings). Please note that we cannot take cards and prefer Cheque or Electronic transfer. Please remember to bring your membership card when collecting. WHEN USING THE CONTACT BUTTON TO CONTACT THE SOCIETY PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE TYPED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS CORRECTLY. We have had several requests for orders where we cannot reply due to incorrect emails. Orders for Sunday must be placed by 10:00PM on Friday. Please note that due to difficulty obtaining supplies some items are out of stock. We have marked these in red in the trading store catalogue. This will be updated on a regular basis. To avoid a wasted journey please check these before coming to the store.