Gardening with Daphne: Join a gardening club for great discounts

Get a Lord Lambourne apple tree from Mr Fothergill's.
Get a Lord Lambourne apple tree from Mr Fothergill's.

Last year I mentioned that gardening clubs and allotment societies could get good terms from some seed firms – better than gardeners purchasing alone.

This year Mr Fothergill’s is offering clubs better terms than ever for the 2013/14 growing season, with improved discounts which are sure to find favour with club secretaries and their members.

Bona fide garden clubs and horticultural societies may claim a discount of up to 60 per cent on seed-only orders and a discount of up to 15 per cent on non-seed orders for plants and garden equipment.

Other benefits of the service include more flexible packing options, a minimum order value of just £100 and the same level of discount on top-up orders of £50 or more as the original order.

There are even more ways for members to save money when ordering from Mr Fothergill’s.

Buy any five or more packets of seed and get the cheapest free of charge, buy any three packs of basket and container companions and get the cheapest free of charge, buy any three packs of seed potatoes and save £1 per pack. In addition to these deals, anyone buying three fruit trees may claim Apple Lord Lambourne totally free of charge.

These are really excellent offers and worth like-minded people considering forming a club; they will find that being members of a society may give them bargains from horticulturally orientated firms.

You will always get a helpful, friendly service from Mr Fothergill’s. Garden club co-ordinator Trudy Nunn oversees all society orders and telephones the club secretary when an order has been despatched.

Money does not have to be sent with an order, as an itemised invoice is included with the goods, giving clubs 30 days in which to pay.

To request more details of the garden club service, telephone Trudy on 01638 554074 or email gardening.club@mr-fothergills.co.uk