Next Events…

Here are the next few VPA and other events coming up. Click on the date navigation links to see any future events.

Mini Christmas Event
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
With Covid 19 still with us it looks as though Christmas shopping  will be difficult so why not join us on Saturday 5th December between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon for our Mini Christmas Event.  This will be run as our other events have been – outside with social distancing in place to keep you all safe. We have a wonderful selection of unique Christmas decorations including garlands, wreaths, door hangings and decorations for your Christmas table.  We will have gifts for the gardener or bird lover in your family.  There will be planted containers and bulbs, along with some of our VPA lavender products. Make a note of the date and, if the weather is kind to us, we look forward to seeing you then
VPA Winter Show
Feb 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
VPA Winter Show @ Little Gaddesden Village Hall

The VPA Winter Show

Classes for all ages and interests. Show opens at 2:30pm.  More details on the VPA Winter Show page.

VPA Events

Our regular events are as follows:

  • We run an annual Winter Show as well as a Summer Show which generate great rivalry amongst friends. 
  • In the Spring we hold a Plant Sale.
  • In the Autumn we hold a Harvest Supper together with a hotly contested Quiz.
  • Also in the Autumn, we hold an autumn bulbs event.
  • And on Sundays from 10:00am to 12:00 noon the VPA Store is open for your gardening needs and friendly advice.

Scroll down to find out more about regular VPA events…

VPA Summer Show

VPA Summer Show

The VPA Summer Show is generally held on the Saturday of the August bank holiday weekend of each year. Scroll up to Next Events for the date and details of the next Summer Show, if scheduled. And see the VPA Summer Show page for more info.

Autumn Harvest Supper and Quiz

Autumn Harvest Supper and Quiz

End the farming and horticultural year at a dinner and quiz with friends and fellow residents. Scroll up to Next Events for the date and details of the next Harvest Supper and Quiz, if scheduled. And see the VPA Autumn Harvest Supper and Quiz page for more info.

VPA Winter Show

VPA Winter Show

The VPA Winter Show is generally held in early February of each year. Scroll up to Next Events for the date and details of the next Winter Show, if scheduled, see the VPA Winter Show page for more info.

May Plant and Cake Sale

Photo of VPA plant sale

Getting spring underway at the VPA Store with new plants for the garden. And cake. A perennial favourite among VPA events!

Scroll up to Next Events for the date and details of the next Plant Sale, if scheduled.

Autumn Bubbles and Bulbs Event

Photo of VPA Bubbles and Bulbs event

Join us at our annual Autumn Bubbles and Bulbs Event at the VPA Store in September/October. Flowering bulbs, planted in autumn, will flower in spring and early summer. Our collection of bulbs are top quality and provide excellent value.

Scroll up to Next Events for the date and details of the next Bubbles and Bulbs Event, if scheduled. The date of this event is always subject to the arrival of the bulbs. (This can be a bit unpredictable!)  It’s a well attended event. We hope to see lots of our members popping along to the store for this year’s Bubbles and Bulbs when the date has been advised.

We order a fairly standard range of daffodils and tulips along with crocus and various other small bulbs.  If you would like any advice on choosing bulbs, planting and caring for your bulbs, why not pop along to the shop on a Sunday morning? We will be happy to help.  We might even find you a cup of tea or coffee! Do you have a favourite bulb you would like to see on sale? Or is there something special, either variety or colour, that we could order for you?  If there is something you would like, please contact Alison Townsend on 01442 842421 or by email at

VPA Store

VPA Store

Store Opening Hours

The VPA Store is currently closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. However, we shall try and get goods to anyone at home self isolating and wanting to do their garden. See the VPA Store page for how to place an order.

Normally, the VPA Store is open 10:00 am – 12:00 noon on Sunday mornings from February to November.


The store is next to the Village Hall, in Church Road, Little Gaddesden HP4 1NX. Regular store visitors will have seen the transformation following the cleaning, painting, reorganisation and re-stocking.