Welcome to Arundel Gardens Association

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

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.

Our Aims

AGA is committed to promoting and meeting the interests of our members in their gardening endeavors 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 and November 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 interest are arranged in June and July by coach travel from Arundel at a reasonable cost.  Refreshments and plants for sale are usually available at the venues. See our events page for details.

Four Newsletters are issued annually containing gardening tips, features on local allotments, offers at our Trading Depot, information on Association events and other gardening-based matters of interest to members.  The Newsletter is delivered to members’ homes, sent by post or by E-mail. See our Newsletters page for details.

A Members’ Trading Depot is located in Park Place, off Maltravers Street, selling a wide range of composts, manure, fertilisers, pest control products, canes and other garden sundries at advantageous prices. Open every Sunday in March, April, May and June and the first Sunday in July from 10.30 am – 12.00 noon. See our depot page for details.

Some Objectives

We are happy to provide financial support to worthy horticultural projects within Arundel and AGA is also committed to encourage the next generation of gardeners. To that end, members visit our local primary schools to provide practical support to the schoolchildren and their teachers.

Do Join Us,

We have around 350 members and membership is open to anyone with an interest in gardening.  Current annual membership rates are: £5 and £7 for postal members.  Subscriptions become due on 1st April.

Click here to download a Membership Application Form (Word format)
Click here to download a Membership Application Form (PDF)