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 the home page. This can be used for any queries including membership, activities, stock etc. The Society unfortunately cannot be contacted by telephone at present.
If you purchased goods from the Trading Store on Sunday 25th April on a Mastercard ending in 4639 can you please check your card statement as it is possible that you have been charged twice for the Goods.
If this is the case please contact the society either by attending the Store on Sunday morning or using the contact button on the Website.
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 Membership fee if you live in HP19, 20 or 21 is £2.50 for the first year then £2.00 for subsequent years. If you live outside these areas it is £3.00 for the first year and £2.00 for subsequent years. There is a discount for members over 65 years old.
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 - September 2021
Covid Restrictions permitting we intend to hold the show at the Aylesbury Grammar School on Saturday 18th September 2021.
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 - 2021
Due to Covid restrictions we cannot, at present, hold an AGM. Under the rules of the Society we have to inform members of proposed changes to the committee, present the accounts and inform members of other relevant news. The committee therefore propose from Sunday 7th March 2021 to have available, in the Trading Store, copies of:
- The Chairmans Report
- The Accounts
- The revised rules of the Society.
Members can, if they wish, take copies of these documents away with them. There will be a two week period for members to make comments on these documents or to raise any other items they may wish either by emailing the society or by writing comments in a book that will be available at the Trading Store. After 21st March all comments received will be addressed by the Officers and the Committee and a set of minutes prepared ratifying decisions made and addressing comments received. Hopefully in 2022 we will once again be able to hold a more normal AGM.
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.
Click and Collect
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 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 the preceding Friday.