About us

The Pudsey Allotments & Cottage Gardeners' Association was founded to bring together people of every background and all ages to have gardening fun, talk and organise events with each other. This is your opportunity to meet new gardening friends – we’re always happy to welcome new members to our group. Drop in and see us – we’d love to meet you!

 

Want to join? Go to the Membership page and fill in our form.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

To ensure the Association thrives through the next decade, we need YOU to play your part in helping us reach the significant milestone of our 100th year. 

              
Over the years, apart from the Shows, the Pudsey Allotments & Cottage Gardeners' Association has held talks, illustrated lectures, Floral Art demonstrations, taken part in the BBC Gardeners Question Time, been an integral part in the initial setting up of Pudsey in Bloom and ultimately in winning the Britain in Bloom 'small town' category in the 1980's, visited various gardens etc. But over the years trends change. What was once popular (back in the 1970s and 80s we could fill any school hall for a floral art demonstration) falls from favour (floral art has largely disappeared from our show schedule owing to a complete lack of exhibitors).   


The committee need to know what kind of event YOU think would be of interest - not only to yourself, but to the membership in general. In times of recession people are likely to turn from buying 'instant, ready-made' gardens to a more do-it-yourself' approach. Though our members, the committee has access to a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of flower and vegetable growing that can be geared for the most basic beginner as well as the more experienced gardener. Is it time to resurrect the 'Practical Guide to...' talks and demonstrations?


Please let us know what you would like.

DON'T JUST JOIN - TAKE PART

The strength of any voluntary organisation lies in the dedication of its officials and the support of its members. As we edge closer to our centenary, we need to ensure we can continue to fulfill the requirements of our members - which means we need your help.   


We realise that joining committees is not to everyone’s liking, but maybe you would consider offering to assist in some other small way? Perhaps you could help out on Show days. Maybe you can come up with new ideas or suggestions you believe would benefit the Society? Or you could just offer to help in the Shop (we're all volunteers!). Your input is vital in ensuring the Pudsey Allotments & Cottage Gardeners' Association can successfully reach and celebrate the 100 year milestone - and in so doing show our gratitude for the efforts of our predecessors.