Membership of the association is open to all gardeners whether they are allotment plot holders or not. The membership fee is £5 per year (2021) and includes group membership of the National Allotment Society.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

List of the classes for this year’s show

Wrexham Allotment and Leisure Gardeners’ Association

2016 Annual Flower, Vegetable and Produce Open Show
to be held at St Margaret’s Church and Community Hall, Chester Road, Wrexham
on Saturday, 20th August, 2016 


Fruit and Vegetable Classes
1.         6 pods of French Beans
2.         6 pods of Runner Beans
3.         Longest Runner Bean
4.         3 Beetroot – tops trimmed to 3”
5.         1 Cabbage – green round – with 3” of stalk
6.         3 Carrots – stump type – tops trimmed to 3”
7.         1 Courgette – any colour
8.         1 Cucumber
9.         1 Table Marrow not to exceed 15
10.        Heaviest Marrow
11.        3 Onions from seed
12.        3 Onions from sets
13.        7 Shallots
14.        6 Pods of Peas
15.        3 Potatoes – white
16.        3 Potatoes – coloured
17.        5 Tomatoes
18.        5 Tomatoes – cherry or small plum
19.        Plate of Soft Fruit – single type and variety – 10 individual fruits if berries and 5 sprays if currants
20         Any other single vegetable not included elsewhere within schedule

Collection Classes
21.     A collection of any four vegetables – two of each kind
22.        Top Tray - to be displayed on black painted or covered board – 24” x 18”
3 types of vegetable from the following:
3 carrots, 1 cauliflower, 6 pods of runner beans, 3 onions, 6 pods of peas, 3 potatoes,
3 tomatoes

Flowers and Plants
23.        Flower Arrangement – material may be purchased.  Theme:  ‘Bags of Style’
24         A Single Flowering House Plant
25         A Single Foliage House Plant
26.        6 Asters
27.        5 Dahlias or 3 large Dahlias, i.e. over 8” in diameter
28.        3 Gladioli
29         3 Roses
30         9 Sweet Peas
31         Any single bloom or flower spike
32         Vase or Bowl of Cut Flowers – 3 or more types
33         Vase or Bowl of Shrub Foliage – 3 or more types

Home Produce and Handicrafts
34.        Fruit tea bread
35.        Victoria sponge cake
36.        Fruit liqueur
37.        Jar of chutney
38.        Jar of raspberry jam
39.        Jar of strawberry jam
40         Jar of other jam
41.        An item of knitting, embroidery or cross-stitch
42         A painting or drawing with a gardening theme

Children’s Classes
43.        Miniature Garden – max. 24” x 18” - age 10 &  below
44.        Miniature Garden – max. 24” x 18” – age 11 to   16
45.        Collage made from nuts, seeds etc. – min. size 12” x 8” and max. 16” x 12” – age 10 & below
46.        Collage as above – age 11 to 16
47.        Creature made of fruit and/or vegetables - age 10 and below
48         Creature - as above – age 11 to 16
49.        Painting or drawing with a gardening theme – min. size 12” x 8” and max 16” x 12” – age 10 and below
50.        Painting or drawing – as above - age 11 – 16

Welshampton Plant Fair

Thursday, 4 February 2016

February Update

The shop opens for the new season on Saturday 6th February 2016. 

Please note the new opening times Saturday 11am – 1pm

Membership is also due for renewal from this Saturday.  The membership fee remains at £5.00 despite yet another increase in the cost of membership of the NSALG. The fee includes third party insurance which is a condition of tenancy for your plot.

We had a large delivery of new stock last week and this included our stock of seed potatoes.  Many thanks to those who were able to help with unloading and storing the new stock. Shop prices remain as they were last year.

Members will appreciate the great value that our shop represents.  Compare the cost of our seed potatoes with those elsewhere. We have stocked up on our broad range of fertilisers and as usual members can purchase quantities to suit themselves, when they need them.  Again the prices are very low – considerably lower than the commercial outlets.

Again this year we are stocking Kings seeds and these are available to members at a huge discount.

As many of you will be aware we have been working with Huw Griffiths’ family on ways of marking his huge dedication and commitment to the association.  We will be making an annual award in Huw’s name at the Summer Show.  Huw’s family will be sponsoring the award on an annual basis and the association will purchase the trophy. 

Many of you have said that you would like to make some form of contribution towards this.  This can be done through the shop.  Please make sure that tell us that the contribution is for the trophy.  

In addition to this Huw’s family have asked that some of his tools and equipment be available to members for a donation.  These are also available in the shop.