About The Society.

Dereham and District Allotment and Gardeners Society.

Welcome to DDAGS

E-Mail:  derehamallotments@fastmail.fm

See what’s new this month and crosswords.

You may wish to join a society of people who love to grow things, either in gardens or allotments.

The society was originally formed to protect Cemetery Road allotments from the council, who were determined to remove the land from allotment use to “develop” it in other directions!

Today we still have the aim of protecting allotment land but we have also expanded into areas that are to help people with home gardens only.

We offer members:

A seed scheme where you can get up to 50% discount on D T Browns seeds

 

A general catalogue from king’s seeds  (not available to affiliated societies) with already discounted seeds.

 

The National Allotment Society has a website.  It is worth a view, especially the e-booklet that shows you many discount offers.

To get into the site you will need  the user name ( u3501 ) and the password ( nsalg12 ).  To purchase things you will need a card that Robin has.

There are several ‘get togethers’ where you can come along and meet other like-minded people.  The cakes and a cup of tea are also a must!  At these meetings you can exchange or buy spare plants as well as purchase a limited range of garden accessories (canes, pots etc.) when available.  We also order from a wholesale catalogue for those that need larger quantities!

Our first summer show was in 2010 and we all enjoyed it.  Our 2011 show was even better with many more exhibits and we continue to improve despite some challenging weather conditions.  See the VIDEOS on the SHOW PAGE.  It is not the type of show where RHS rules apply, we have a much more relaxed outlook on things.  The main object of this event is to celebrate our love of gardening and to show others what we can accomplish.  In 2010 to present the whole atmosphere was one of friendship and enjoyment, so if you want to show us what you can do, why not enter? (Entries to the show are from full or affiliated members only.)

Classes range from vegetables and fruit to flower arranging and cookery etc.  Have a look at our new schedule for more details, usually available about April.  We will even have some children’s classes – for adults!  The schedule for 2018 is on the show page.  NON MEMBERS MAY NOW ENTER OUR SHOW FOR £0.50 per class or join us for £7 and get unlimited entries and seed discounts.

See our show page for full details of our  2018 schedule.

For those of you who enjoy a day out, we are affiliated to the Norfolk and Norwich Horticulture Society (NNHS) where members will be eligible to go on their visits to garden, attend talks. and enter their shows.

We are hoping to expand our activities over the coming years, but this will greatly depend on support from our members.  In 2017 we had a very successful Quiz and Chips night, something we will be continuing.

If you have any good ideas or would like to volunteer to support the society further, please let us know.

We are always looking for inspiration and help.

Enjoy your gardening

DDAGS Committee

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3 Responses to About The Society.

  1. Do you hold any ‘growing your own vegetables’ courses local to Dereham? I’d love to attend one. I’m just about a beginner 😊. Or is there even an experienced person I can link up with for information/suggestions and advice?

    Thank you.

    • Hi Tess

      I sent you an email to say that I would be very pleased to help you grow things. If you would like me to come and see you, or you could come here, we could talk about things.

      Robin

  2. Hi Robin – fantastic. I’ll reply to your email tomorrow and I’m also considering joining as a member 😊

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