About WALGA

Membership of the association is open to all gardeners whether they are allotment plot holders or not. The membership fee is £5 per year (2020) and includes group membership of the National Allotment Society.

Monday, 4 April 2016

April Update

Reminder that membership is now due for renewal.  
The £5 fee also covers membership of the NSALG together with third party insurance for your allotment plot.

We are now able to access the digital version of the NSALG magazine 'Allotment & Leisure Gardener'.  I will email members with the access details.

Shop news
As usual the shop is open on Saturdays 11am–1pm
From this week until the end of July it will also be open on Wednesday evenings 6pm–7pm.
Please note that our shop prices have not increased this year.

Seed potatoes.  We still have a good range on 2nd early and main crop seed potatoes for sale.  First come first served.

Pete has bought a new supply of butterfly netting and this is already proving popular.  Again this is sold on a first come first served basis.

One of our members is able to supply us with a small quantity of Free Range eggs which we will be selling in the shop (Saturdays only) at £1 per ½ dozen.  The eggs will have been laid during the previous 24 hours.

Huw Griffith trophy – Annual Show
We have received a number of donations to fund the purchase of a trophy in Huw’s name.  Should anyone else wish to make a donation then please do so at the shop.

Huw’s family have donated some gardening items which we are selling, with all proceeds going to Huw’s charity, Cancer Research UK.  These items are at the shop.

Equipment for hire
We now have the following equipment for hire to members:

    Generator
    Rotavator
    Shredder
    Multi-tool  -  Brush clearer, strimmer, log saw

For details, including hire charges please speak to either Nev or Pete at the shop.

Exhibition on Screen

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, released in cinemas 12th April, will explore the intriguing relationship between the world’s greatest artists and horticulture.

The film will transport viewers across Europe to some of the most beautiful gardens depicted in art, from Monet’s water lilies at Giverny to Bonnard’s privately owned garden in Vernonnet. It will also offer privileged access to the artworks they inspired, on display at the Royal Academy exhibition Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse (30 January - 20 April 2016).

Behind-the-scenes visits to these stunning landscapes provide an essential backdrop to the exhibition, which examines the role of the garden in art history from Impressionism to the Avant-Garde. Cinemagoers will be able to appreciate the natural beauty from which painters such as Liebermann, Sorolla and Nolde worked, and discover how these inspiring surroundings translated onto the canvas.