Trading Store Opening
We are pleased to announce that the Trading Store will be opening as usual from Sunday 10th January.
Please see the bottom of the page for details.
Contacting the Society
For any queries regarding the Garden Society there is a contact button at the bottom of this page. This can be used for any queries including membership, activities, stock etc. The Society unfortunately cannot be contacted by telephone at present.
Reduced Peat and Peat Free Compost
We now have in stock two new types of compost. The First is Erin Multi-purpose low peat compost and the second is Melcourt Silva line peat free compost. This compost is endorsed by the RHS and as an added bonus we are selling at £7.30 / 50l bag and the same product is selling at £12/ bag on the Internet.
Welcome to a new section of the website which is intended to give updates on the Societies activities and provide information for members.
It is with deep sorrow that we have to inform you of the death of one on our longest serving members: Mr. Barry Smith. Barry recently passed away following a period of illness. He has been a member of the Society since 1974 and was a life Vice President. His extensive horticultural knowledge and dry wit will be greatly missed by the committee and all those who knew him.
The Society is open for new members. You do not need to have an Allotment to become a member of the Society. Anyone with an interest in gardening is eligible to join. The annual subscription fee for both Members (Those resident in HP19, 20 & 21) and Associate members is £2.00 renewable annually. New Allotment holders get the first year free.
There are 3 vacancies on the Society Committee at present. These positions are open to all members. If you are interested and would like to find out more please ask at the Trading Store on Sunday mornings or use the contact button at the bottom of this page to send us an email.
Annual Show - 18th September 2021
The Society is pleased to confirm that the Annual show 2021 is going ahead. The Show will be held on 18th September at Aylesbury Grammar School
Show Schedules and entry forms can be collected from the Thurston Trading store on Sunday mornings.
Please rest assured that the show will be held in strict accordance with all Government rules that apply at that time.
Changes to Rules
The Rules of the Society have been updated to incorporate new fees and other changes. Copies of the New Rules are at the bottom of this page as a document and will be available, for those who would like a copy at the Trading Store from Sunday 14th February. If you would like a copy emailing to you please use the contact button to send us an email and we will send you a copy.
Members Contact Details
We are in the process of updating our membership list to enable us to contact Members personally with society news and details of events. We are missing quite a few email addresses so if you would like to be contacted (on an infrequent basis) could you please provide us with your membership number and email address the next time you visit the Trading store or use the contact button at the bottom of this page to send us an email.
Annual General Meeting
An Annual General Meeting will be held on 2nd or 9th September 2021
To enable the Committee to arrange a venue that will comply with all Government Covid requirements can any members who wish to attend the AGM please use the contact button at the bottom of this page to let the Society know that you will be attending and your preferred date.
All responses must be with the Society by Friday 13th August to enable a venue to be secured. Request received after this date will be subject to seating availability at the venue and may not secure a place at the AGM.
Seed Potato Order Forms
Potato order forms will be available from the Trading Store from 15th August. Please see the Trading Store Page for details. The form is also downloadable from the bottom of this page. If you wish to order potatoes please return your form as soon as possible as some varieties have sold out already.
Thurston Trading Opening
The Store will be open for the normal hours of 09:00 - 12:00 on Sundays and 18:30 -20:00 on Thursdays during April and May. 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 pleased to announce that we can now accept card payment for Goods Purchased at the Trading Store. Due to requirements imposed by the financial regulator we cannot accept card payment for Membership fees.
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 the preceding Friday.