What does the BBC, Wimbledon Centre Court, the Tomb of Tutankhamun, the Austin 7 and the Pudsey Allotments and Cottage Gardeners Association have in common?
Yes, we are all celebrating our 100th birthdays in 2022! We are going to have a memorable year and the figure 100 is going to feature a lot in our celebrations!
Pudsey Famous Plant Sale – Saturday 14 May - 10am to 2pm
Our Plant Sale is legendary! Superb bargains on home-grown delights, a wide range of bedding, perennials, veg, fruit, cactus, succulents, shrubs, roses etc.
The Pudsey Gardeners' Shop will be open too so you can get everything you need to make your gardens blooming brilliant! You do have to be a member to buy from the Shop but it's only £3 a year and you can join or renew on the day.
The Plant Sale is one of the highlights of our year. Great atmosphere, amazing home-made cakes, hot drinks, raffle, friendly chat and advice.
Our Spring Show was Incredible!
A big thank you to everyone who made the PACGA’s Spring Flower Show on 2nd April blooming brilliant! It was such a joy to be back and the Show started our 100th Birthday Celebrations in style.
The Show was at our new venue, Pudsey Parish Church, and we want to say a big ‘Thank You’ to the Vicar, Richard Dimery and all his staff and congregation for making this possible, and for all their help before and during the event.
It was such a delight to welcome so many visitors and entrants. Over 380 people came through the door, an increase of over 25% in visitors.
We had 482 exhibits in total, across all 103 categories – flowers, veg, crafts, baking, photography, art, flower arranging etc, as well as in our special categories for children. And it proved Pudsey people are crafty! Handicraft entries showed the biggest increase – up 126% from 2019. Our judges commented on the quality of the entries and our 10 Association Trophy Winners should be very pleased with themselves.
This all made our 2022 Spring Show the biggest Spring Show this Century. So can you imagine what an event our Centenary Celebration Summer Show on 3rd September will be? We can’t wait!
Once again, thank you, from the Pudsey Allotments and Cottage Gardeners’ Association. There are not many volunteer groups celebrating their 100th Birthday, and we couldn’t do what we do without our members. If you want to join our Association, membership is only £3 a year.
You can find all the details at www.pacga.org.uk, or pop along to the Pudsey Gardeners’ Shop (aka The Hut), Parkfield Close, LS28 7RY, Saturday mornings between 10 and 12 noon. If we can’t answer your gardening questions, we probably know someone who can!
Membership Renewals and New Members:
The membership fee for 2022 remains unchanged at only £3.
We want our 100th year to be a bumper one and we hope you will all want to renew, and encourage your friends and family to join us too. 100 new members would be a dream come true!
You can renew your membership or join us when you come to the Pudsey Gardeners' Shop, or at any of our events, or you can do it online here.
The Society does depend on its membership and it will save you ££££s! We are a great community group, with a 100 years of service to the gardening community. And, to dispel any myths, you don't have to have an allotment to join us! We welcome any gardener, from those with acres to those with a few pots on a balcony; from those with green fingers; to those who haven't a clue. The more the merrier! Only £3 for the year which runs from February to October.
Pudsey Summer Show - Saturday 3 September- Pudsey Parish Church
Again, this will be at Pudsey Parish Church. The Summer Show is always the highlight of our year. Please make sure it is in your diary, and note the new venue. More details later!