Abington Gardening Club

Membership of the Club is open to all Abington residents with an interest in gardening and gardens. The Club offers:

Meetings programme

An informative and entertaining programme of talks in autumn and winter. These are on a mixture of topics, some designed to prompt new thoughts for your own garden, others to describe visits to interesting gardens both in the UK and overseas. Meetings are held at the Village Institute on the first Monday of the month during October to December and February to April. The 2022/23 programme is set out below, and meetings are also announced in the Abington and Hildersham News.
3 Oct 2022
Trees and shrubs for the small garden
Peter Jackson
7 Nov 2022
Vegetables for the small garden
Mike Day
5 Dec 2022
Beautiful Canada
Robin Carsberg
6 Feb 2023
Keukenhof Gardens
Robert Turner
6 Mar 2023
Gardens of Cornwall
Robin Bletsoe
3 Apr 2023
Cotswold gardens
Peter Walker
 Talks are followed by tea/coffee and biscuits, with an opportunity to chat with fellow members, and a fund-raising raffle is drawn for small prizes donated by members.

Summer visits

A series of spring and summer visits to gardens of all kinds to see and learn more about a range of approaches to plants, planting and design. We meet at the Village Institute and share transport in our own cars.


The annual membership fee is £10 and there is an attendance fee of £1 per meeting, or non-member visitors pay £3.
There is no standing charge for members to go on summer visits, but there is sometimes necessarily a charge for entrances fees and refreshments. Non-members pay an additional £2 per visit.


To enquire about joining or for more information please contact:
Kay Harman, Secretary, Tel: 891730 or email: robandkayharman@gmail.com
or Richard Smith, Chair, Tel: 892759 or email richardandgill.smith@live.co.uk