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ABOUT US

WHO ARE WE ?

The Hazlemere Gardening Assoction (HGA) is a non-profit making organisation formed in 1976 with the aim of stimulating interest in horticulture in the local area, assisting and encouraging members to improve their standards of gardening and provide members with the financial benefits of bulk buying of garden products.

WHAT DO WE DO ?

We operate a trading store for our members at Cedar Barn, Hazlemere, which is open every Sunday morning from 10am to 12 noon from early February to mid October.

We sell seeds, bulbs, potatoes, composts, fertilizers, canes and a large selection of other garden products and sundries. The profit from the sales funds the association's village garden shows and other activities.

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER ?

We currently have over 300 members and we welcome new members from Hazlemere and the surrounding villages.

Membership is currently £5 a year or £3 for Seniors (60 plus), and covers all the family at your address. Just come up to the Barn store during our trading hours and complete a simple membership application.

WHAT DO I RECEIVE WHEN I JOIN ?

You will be given a membership card, which you will need to show every time you purchase goods from the Barn store. Your membership card entitles you to discount on purchases at Hildreth's Garden Centre, South Heath Garden Centre, Farnham Common Nurseries, The Plant Specialists and Peterley Manor Farm.

You will also be given an annual Yearbook which provides all the information you need to know about the HGA including event and show details for that year.

HOW DOES THE HGA OPERATE ?

The HGA, like most local organisations, is run by a small committee of unpaid volunteers, who meet once a month to discuss and organise the general running of the association, and in particular matters relating to the Barn Store.

HOW DOES THE BARN STORE OPERATE ?

There are two committee members on duty every Sunday morning to administer the general running of the store. In addition to this we ask our members to assist at the store on at least one Sunday morning a year in either a cashier, handler or gatekeeper role.

We issue a monthly roster of duties and check members availablity by phone or email well in advance to ensure that the proposed date is suitable.

AS A MEMBER DO I HAVE TO HELP ?

The store could not operate without the continued assistance of our members so we do ask all our able bodied members to assist, in some way.This helps to run the store and gives our members the opportunity to swap gardening anecdotes or seek advice from more experienced gardeners.

However, if you are unable to help due to age or medical problems please indicate on your membership application form.