Ardingly Gardening Club

ARDINGLY GARDENING CLUB formally know as  the ARDINGLY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY is the village’s oldest society, having been established in 1905. The re branding of the club is in an effort to attract new members, stimulate interest in all things related to gardening. We provide  talks or visits relating to this endeavour.

We are delighted that allotments have been re-established in the parish after a gap of some 50 years and will seek to support their development.

New members are very welcome.  For more information please contact Kim Steadman, email

The following events planned for 2019;


  •            Barry Newman – 28th Feb – Talk – Hapstead Hall
  •  “Growing Vegetables”

    A talk by

    Barry Newman NDH, FNVS.

    Thursday 28th February 2019,

    Hapstead Hall, Ardingly, 7.30pm.


    Barry is a well-known grower, exhibitor, lecturer and Judge. He is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society`s Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Committee and a former Chairman of the National Vegetable Society.

    £2.50 for members (£5 for non-members)

    Pay at door or tickets to be available at Ardingly Post Office


    Picking and serving fresh vegetables from your own garden or allotment is rewarding as well as delicious. With this in mind, both local residents and members are invited to this illustrated talk.

    This will cover techniques, ideas and advice for both the beginner and experienced gardener. Areas dealt with include bed preparation, variety choice, growing methods, crop protection on together with pest and disease control.

    Barry Newman has spent his life working in horticulture.  He is an acknowledged expert on kitchen garden and allotment growing.  A member of the RHS Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Committee, his knowledge of growing edible crops for the kitchen is extensive.  His talks are both inspiring and humorous.

    If you are keen on growing vegetables then this is the man to listen to! If you are not yet keen on growing vegetables but quite fancy the idea, then, again, this is the man to listen to!”


  • Loders Valley – May/June – Visit and or talk (Date to be advised)


  • Rapkins Nursery – October – Talk – Ardingly Inn (Date to be advised)


  • Karin Alton – Bees -  April – Ardingly Inn (Date to be advised)


  • Village Day Show – September – Recreation Ground – 7th September


  • 2019 AGM – 14th November – Ardingly Inn


  • Peter May – Sussex Apples – 2020 – Ardingly Inn (Date to be advised)


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