Gardening: Ilkley Gardeners Association
Please visit our web site at: www.ilkleygardeners.org.uk
The Association was founded in 1967 and held its first AGM in November of that year.
To promote and foster the practice and enjoyment of Gardening:- i.e. the growing and care of flowers, vegetables and houseplants, and the maintenance and presentation of gardens and allotments. Membership is open to all, and the subscription covers all adults and children at one address.
See the sections below to get information about the activities of the Association.
All Members are encouraged to participate in the operation of the Association by assisting in manning the Stores Hut on Sundays and in joining the rota of helpers to serve tea and biscuits at the monthly meetings.
Subscriptions at the present time (March 2013) are £7.00 per annum. There is also a charge of £1 (Members, £2 non-members) per head at the monthly meetings, which includes tea and biscuits.
A meeting is held every month on the first Thursday of the month, in the evening starting at 7.45pm at the Ilkley Parish Church House Hall.
The A.G.M. followed by a short talk or Slide Show is held at the March meeting and a Plant Auction Sale forms the May meeting (free admission).
At the other eight meetings a speaker is engaged to talk on an aspect of gardening in all its ramifications, and many talks are illustrated by slides. Some talks also include plants for sale by the speakers.
There is no meeting held in January or February.
A Stores Hut is operated at which fertilizers, an exclusive range of Bark products, composts, garden sundries etc., are available for purchase, by Members only, at advantageous prices.
The Stores Hut is opened during the season weekly from March to May on Sunday mornings from 10.00am until 12.00 noon and then fortnightly in June, then once a month until, and including, November.
The Stores Hut is situated at the bottom of the track, leading to Leeds Road allotments, which runs to the North beside the Riverside Business Park, close to the Wharfedale Gate Hotel on Leeds Road.
The Association has a Newsletter issued once times a year to all paid up members where the Committee try to keep Members up to date on points of interest and offers, also an e-list is available where you can receive monthly updates of stores offers and other short notice items.
Visit our website to subscribe (http://ilkleygardeners.org.uk/subscribe).