Welcome to Arundel Gardens Association

Welcome to Arundel Gardens Association, affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society

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Tulips – Purple Bling!
The 2024 offering for tulip bulbs is open for members. See our Tulip page for details.

Garden visits: Places are still available for our visit to Malthouse Farm, Streat, on Thursday 8th August. See our Garden Visits page for details

Our History

Arundel Gardens Association (AGA) was founded in 1925 when Bernard, XV1th Duke of Norfolk and Duchess Lavinia were Joint Presidents until Duke Bernard’s death in 1975 when the Duchess became sole President.  Following her mother’s demise, Lady Sarah Clutton became our President and has been succeeded by Martin Duncan, Head Gardener at Arundel Castle Gardens.

Our Aims

AGA is committed to promoting and meeting the interests of our members in their gardening endeavours and interests.  The Association is run by a committee of members elected at the Annual General Meeting.  The AGA is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society which provides access to expert advice on horticultural issues.

Benefits of Membership

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Spring and Autumn Illustrated Talks presented by experienced speakers on a wide range of horticultural topics.  Talks are held on the first Thursday of the months of March, April, October, November and December in the Jubilee Room, Arundel Museum, Mill Road and are free to members. A small charge is made to visitors who are always welcome. See our Events page for details.

Visits to gardens of note are arranged throughout summer at a reasonable cost.  Tea and cake will always be served, and plants are occasionally for sale at the venues. See our Garden Visits page for details.

Four Newsletters are issued annually containing gardening tips, features on local allotments, information on Association events and other gardening-based matters of interest to members.  The Newsletter is delivered to members by email, or by hand to those members not on email.
See our Newsletters page for details.

We have negotiated discounts at some local suppliers for members. This includes access to a trading depot at the Littlehampton Trading Shop. There are also annual offers for organic stable manure and Dutch tulip bulbs. See our Offers & Discounts page for details.

Some Objectives

We are happy to consider offering financial support to horticultural projects within Arundel.
AGA is also committed to encouraging the next generation of gardeners. To that end, members visit our local primary schools to provide practical support to the schoolchildren and their teachers. See our School Gardening page for details.

Do Join Us

We have over 300 members and membership is open to anyone with an interest in gardening. See our Membership page for details.