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Membership

Formed in 1976, the Hazlemere Gardening Association (HGA) is a non-profit making organisation with the aim of stimulating interest in horticulture in the local area, assisting and encouraging members to improve their standards of gardening. HGA runs the Barn Store that sells a wide range of gardening products to members on a non-profit basis. 

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. HGA holds its Annual General Meeting that is open to all members. This years AGM will be held on 2nd December 2024 at the Cedar Barn. You can view the minutes from last year's meeting here.

 

The Barn Store is normally open every Sunday morning from 10am to 12 noon from early February to mid October.

You will find a friendly group of people to help you select and load purchases into your vehicle, and experienced gardeners to offer advice about any gardening queries.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER ?

We currently have over 400 members and we welcome new members from Hazlemere and the surrounding villages. Membership is currently £7 a year or £5 for Seniors (60 plus), and covers all the family at your address. Just download the Membership Application Form and bring the completed form with you on your first visit to the Barn store. If you are unable to access a membership form you can simply complete a form when you visit 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. As you will see from the membership application this assistance can be in the role of Cashier, Handler (loading members purchases into their vehicles) or, for members who neither feel confident with cash handling, nor want to be involved in lifting, we always have a need for a Gatekeeper to collect and check the receipted dockets. We issue a monthly roster of duties and check members availability 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.

ARE THERE OTHER BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP  ?

You will be given a membership card, which you will need to show every time you purchase goods from the Barn store.

Although we no longer produce an annual Yearbook as all the information you need to know about HGA is on our website, you will receive regular email updates on events, special offers at the the Barn Store.

Your membership card entitles you to discount on purchases at the following garden centres and nurseries. Please note that you will need to show the retailer your membership card BEFORE making a transaction:

 

169 Wycombe Road, Prestwood HP16 0HJ.  

Tel: 01494 862720

10% discount on a minimum £5 spent

Crown Lane, Farnham Royal,

Slough

SL2 3SF

Tel: 01753 646818

10% discount

Whitefield Lane, Great Missenden HP16 0BH.

01494 866650

10% discount

Peterley Lane, Prestwood, Great Missenden HP16 0HH

01494 863566

10% discount on nursery purchases

RHS Discount Card


As we are affiliated to the RHS we have been given an 'RHS Garden Entry Discount Card'. This card offers two adults a 50% discount off entry to any RHS Garden (Bridgewater, Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall, Rosemoor and Wisley) with the exception of Flower Shows and Glow illumination events. Members can book the card out from the Barn store on a Sunday morning for one week at a time on a first come first served basis. The card must be returned the following Sunday morning for re-issue.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Your membership renewal form will be sent to you in January by email. Please download the form and check the recorded details we hold for you. Then complete the form and bring it with you on your first visit to the Barn store. If you are unable to open the membership form please download and complete a Membership Application Form. Otherwise you can complete a form when you come up to rejoin.

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