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 intend to provide quarterly talks or visits relating to this endeavour and have decided not to hold a show in the coming year, but hope to reinstate some maybe in 2018.

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

Bee Keeping

Wendy Langley & June Howell

Hapstead (Small) Hall – 7.30pm – Monday 19th February 2018

(Committee meeting afterwards)

Wendy & June have been keeping bees for several years, but never stop learning the art of bee keeping. It is a fascinating and satisfying hobby, which they would love to share with you. You will see a hive (without bees) from the inside out!  


 Britain in Bloom – speaker, Mr Jim Butress (entry £2.50)

Hapstead (Large) Hall – 7.30pm – Thursday 22nd March 2018

Jim is one of the Uks leading Gardening experts. He was superintendent of the Royal Parks for 25 years and his clients have included Her Majesty the Queen and the Queen Mother. He was Head Judge for Britain in Bloom the RHS UK wide Gardening competition for many years and most recently he was vegetable Judge on the Great Allotments Challenge.


 Growing for the kitchen – speaker, Mr P.W.Patton

Hapstead (Large) Hall – 7.30pm – Thursday 3rd May 2018

A talk on growing the many delicious & interesting fruit, vegetables, herbs and salad crops. With a few ideas on preserving and extending the use and production of crops over the whole year.


 AGM 2018

Hapstead (Small) Hall – 7.30pm – Thursday 15th November 2018



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