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Founded 1939 it is situated on the Newton Park West site alongside the park in Rayners Lane. Pedestrian entrance is by 321 Alexandra Ave just downhill of the Drake Road junction. Loading access for bulky items/large orders is via the access road by 1 Drake Road.

Open two hours every Sunday morning from 10.30 am to 12.30pm it stocks a wide selection of all the consumables any gardener usually requires sold at very competitive prices. Whether you want seeds, pots, composts, foods or poisons, netting, ground cover, hose adaptors or a whole host of many other items, it is always worth checking us out first.

In season we also stock bulbs and tubers such as daffodils, tulips, crocii, hyacinths, gladiolas, potatoes, onions (main and Autumn/japanese) etc..

Gardening advice of course is always freely available (and sometimes too freely available!).

 Pinch out tomato side shoots

Harden off   hanging baskets

Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes

 Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds

 Mow lawns at least once a week – but consider leaving some areas uncut for wildlife

 Plant out summer bedding

 Stake tall or floppy plants

 Prune many spring-flowering shrubs

 Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch

Be water wise.


The 2024 growing season is now in full swing, let the battle with slugs, snails, birds and the weather commence. We had a very successful plant sale on 12th May raising £488 for the society. With luck and favourable weather I hope to see the harvest from the plants purchased, at the sale, exhibited at our show which this year will be on 31st August.

April’s AGM had little surprises with a poor turnout. On your behalf I thanked all those who have contributed towards the running of our Society with special thanks to the Officers who do so much, but we do need more volunteers to eventually replace us all if the Society is to thrive long term. So don’t take your Society for granted!

The best place to keep up to date with news, events bargains etc is at our Trading Shed.  More than anything – join in and support your Society, especially our Show in August.

Chairman’s message



HiL Guide to Showing

Society Rules

Show Schedule

Show Schedule 2024.pdf

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The Society  urgently needs volunteers, without fresh blood the Society may have to close.

The commitment to the Shed Rota is not excessive just one two hour session every 5 weeks, just 10 sessions a year. The work is not hard and it can be good fun meeting all the different members.

If you can spare the time please consider volunteering as it would be a great shame to see our society close.

Helpers required to unload deliveries!

Approximately twice a year large deliveries arrive and need transporting from kerb to trading shed, if you can help please give your name in at the shed.