Plympton Gardeners Association

The Plympton Gardeners Association was founded in 1948 to promote gardening and to assist  members in improving their gardening skills. The Association is currently affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, the National Vegetable Society, the Daffodil Society and the Dahlia Society.


Each year the Association chooses a charity to support during the following year and various fundraising efforts are put in place to raise the maximum possible, including a charity collection at meetings and funds raised when PGA volunteers run the Coffee Bar at Harewood House for 2 weeks each year.

 In 2018 the Association has raised funds for The Mustard Tree centre at Derriford Hospital. This is a centre that provides support and advice for cancer patients and their families.

In 2019 the PGA will be supporting The Children's Happy Hospital Fund which provides toys and other 'extras' for young patients at Derriford Hospital.



Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at Harewood House, Plympton, Plymouth at 7:30pm.


 After a short committee report there is usually a talk by a speaker. The talks are mostly, but not always, on gardening related subjects. There are often plants offered for sale and also some gardening sundries from our trading hut. At each meeting there are members competitions for flowers, fruit & vegetables, art & craft and needlecraft.  Refreshments are available after the talk, followed by a raffle. There is currently a charge of £1 perperson at meetings where there is a speaker, to help defray costs. 

 John Gilding, PGA Chairman, with Mary Anderson from The Mustard Tree at Derriford Hospital and Carol Penhallurick, PGA Secretary.

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