The Pudsey Allotments & Cottage Gardeners' Association was founded in 1922 . We are celebrating our Centenary this year!
All this time we have brought together people of every background and of all ages to share our love of gardening. We organise events, we grow lots of plants, we have fun, we share our expertise and we encourage everyone to have a go, whether they have an allotment or a window box.
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 towards its next Centenary, we need YOU to play your part!
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 which won the 'small town' category in the 1980s, organised the Famous Pudsey Plant Sale, and developed the edible bed in Pudsey Park and participate in the Scarecrow Festival! But, what else could we do to help our thriving gardening community?
The committee need to know what kind of event YOU think would be of interest now - 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. Through 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? Or participate in more community-led events?
Please let us have your ideas on how we can keep on growing and contributing to our community.
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 celebrates our Centenary in 2022 and successfully continues well into our 'next Century'!