Contacting the Society

Please use the Contact form for any queries regarding the Garden Society. This can be used for any queries including membership, activities, stock etc. The Society unfortunately cannot be contacted by telephone at present.

Reduced Peat and Peat Free Compost

We have received this endorsement from a member who has been using the peat free compost we stock. We thought it may be of interest to our members." I have been using Melcourt Sylvagrow for about 18 months now for all my compost requirements:  seeds, potting on and potting up container plants and have had no more problems than with any other brand with or without peat.  I have a small garden at home and an allotment in Wendover, I also grow for the Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society annual plant sale and the BBOWT plant sale at College Lake and show at the Kimble shows.  I always add some blood, fish and bone (from the Trading Hut of course) to everything except seed sowing but have always done that with whatever compost I used in the past and having  tried a number of other peat-free composts I can honestly say that in my experience Melcourt Sylvagrow is the one I always come back to as it is so reliable." 

I don't think that either the RHS or the NT would use the product if it did not produce good results and their gardens seem to be a good as ever.  There is no question that peat can no longer be extracted due to the huge amount of carbon it stores whilst in the ground and releases when cut so Melcourt Sylvagrow is the obvious answer.

Society News

Welcome to a new section of the website which is intended to give updates on the Societies activities and provide information for members.

Potato Orders (06/08/2022)

Potato order forms will be available from the Trading Store from Sunday 7th August. Please note that all orders for potatoes for 2023 must be with us by Sunday 30th October 2022. This year we are only ordering those potatoes that are ordered. This is to prevent wastage. There is a copy of the new potato order form at the bottom of this page (titled: download20master) to enable members to print out a copy and fill in prior to visiting the store.


The Society is open for new members. You do not need to have an Allotment to become a member of the Society. Anyone with an interest in gardening is eligible to join. The annual subscription fee for both Members (Those resident in HP19, 20 & 21) and Associate members is £2.00 renewable annually. New Allotment holders get the first year free.


Please Note that the society neither allocates nor runs Allotments any queries or applications regarding Allotments should be addressed directly to Aylesbury Town Council. 

Garlic and Onions (Updated 16/03/2022)

We have been assured by our suppliers that all of the garlic which is currently on sale in the shop has not been treated with any chemicals and they can safely be used for culinary purposes. There is now five or six varieties for sale at a reduced price of £1.50 for a net (Some nets have three bulbs in them). They are all suitable for planting in your allotment or garden as well.

Onion sets and Shallots are available to purchase from the Trading Store. Red Onion sets will be available for purchase from the trading store from this Sunday (20th March). They will be 65p for 200g and £1.25 for 400g

Committee Vacancies

There are 3 vacancies on the Society Committee at present. These positions are open to all members. If you are interested and would like to find out more please ask at the Trading Store on Sunday mornings or use the contact button at the bottom of this page to send us an email.

Annual Show - 17th September 2022

The Society is pleased to confirm that the Annual show 2022 is going ahead. The Show will be held on 17th September at Aylesbury Grammar School

We will advise when Show Schedules and entry forms can be collected from the Thurston Trading store on Sunday mornings.

Please rest assured that the show will be held in strict accordance with all Government rules that apply at that time.

Changes to Rules

The Rules of the Society have been updated to incorporate new fees and other changes. Copies of the New Rules are at the bottom of this page as a document and will be available, for those who would like a copy at the Trading Store from Sunday 14th February. If you would like a copy emailing to you please use the contact button to send us an email  and we will send you a copy.

Members Contact Details

We are in the process of updating our membership list to enable us to contact Members personally with society news and details of events. We are missing quite a few email addresses so if you would like to be contacted (on an infrequent basis) could you please provide us with your membership number and email address the next time you visit the Trading store or use the contact button at the bottom of this page to send us an email.

Annual General Meeting 2022

An Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 24th January 2022 at 19:30 at the Oakfield Road Scout Hut (adjacent to the Oakfield Road doctors surgery)

To enable the Committee to arrange a venue that will comply with all Government Covid requirements can any members who wish to attend the AGM please use the contact button at the bottom of this page to let the Society know that you will be attending and your preferred date.

All responses must be with the Society by Friday 10th December to enable a venue to be secured. Request received after this date will be subject to seating availability at the venue and may not secure a place at the AGM.

Visit to RHS Wisley

There will be a coach trip to the RHS Gardens at Wisley on Saturday 24th September. Tickets are £15 per person. Forms for booking seats are available at the Thurston Trading Store during our normal opening times of 09:00 - 12:00 on Sundays. Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

 Thurston Trading Opening

The Store will be open for the normal hours of 09:00 - 12:00 on Sundays and 18:30 -20:00 on Thursdays during April and May. There will be restrictions on social distancing applied and limited access to the inside of the store. Please bear with us whilst we get the new system running smoothly. Please remember to bring your membership card with you.

We are pleased to announce that we can now accept card payment for Goods Purchased at the Trading Store. Due to requirements imposed by the financial regulator we cannot accept card payment for Membership fees.


WHEN USING THE CONTACT BUTTON TO CONTACT THE SOCIETY PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE TYPED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS CORRECTLY. We have had several requests for orders where we cannot reply due to incorrect emails. Orders for Sunday must be placed by 10:00PM on the preceding Friday.