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This web site is updated regularly Last updated 24th May 2020
Welwyn Garden City Horticultural Society
Welcome to the web site
The Welwyn garden City Horticultural Society Celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2012.
To mark the Society’s 90th anniversary, an English oak tree was planted in celebration.
It was planted on Meadow Green, off Handside Lane ( opposite the Friends Meeting
House ) You can read all about it’s history by clicking here:- History.
The Society remains as it always was, to foster the knowledge and care of plants
and gardens and to give pleasure to it’s members through the good fellowship that
a society should provide.
We meet throughout the season at St. Francis’ church hall at 8.00.pm. Door open
at 7.40 pm. Coffee and biscuits after served after the talk. Eminent speakers
give us an insight into many aspects of gardening and associated subjects. See Programme
Members are also encouraged to bring along any spare plants or seedlings to selected
meetings during the year that they have to give away. In the Spring and Summer,
visits to gardens and nurseries are arranged for members. Click on Events for information.
A newsletter is produced three times a year and members can be kept in touch with
local gardening events via email bulletins. To save paper and delivery of newsletters,
most members receive them by email.
The annual subscription is £15 per annum with meetings open to guests and occasional
visitors for a £3 entry. Subscriptions for 2019/2020 are due from September 1st
If you would like to join please email or telephone the Membership Secretary, Steve
Williams on 01707 324608 or email patstevewilliams @btinternet.com or, simply turn
up at one of our meetings and sample what is on offer.
The WGC Horticultural Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society. Members
can receive free advice on gardening problems, plant identification and access to
lectures and demonstrations all over Britain. The Secretary has full details.
Adrian and Clare de Baat are pleased to announce that following a government relaxation
of the lockdown conditions they will be opening the garden for the National Garden
Scheme as planned on Sunday, 26th July. Special arrangements will apply for this
opening and full details of these can be found at the National Garden Scheme website.
There will unfortunately be no teas and refreshments, and also no plant stall this
It has regrettably been necessary in accordance with government advice to cancel
our April and May meetings.
We have also cancelled the April 28th trip.
We will keep you updated here and by email. Those not with email will be notified
by post or telephone,