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Events take place at 7.30pm at Battisford Community Centre, Straight Road, Battisford IP14 2HP unless otherwise stated.

For more details of Battisford and District Gardening Club contact Bill Baldry, 12 Tannery Road, Combs. IP14 2EL 01449 672168



Monday 4thFebruary – Luci Skinner (Wootens of Wenhaston) “Auriculas – History, Classification and Care”

Monday 4thMarch - Matthew Long (Riverside Bulbs) – PART 1 ‘Spring Planting – Bulbs for Summer Colour’ - yes, you can still plant bulbs and they'll be on sale

Monday 1stApril - Dr Ian Bedford (John Innes Centre) - ‘Butterfly Gardening’

Monday 13thMay - Otley Hall Gardens, Hall Lane, Otley IP6 9PA – All arrive for 7.00pm - National Garden Scheme £7.25 entry plus refreshments

Monday 3rdJune - Moat House, Little Saxham, Bury St. Ed. IP29 5LE – All arrive for 6.30pm - another NGS opening  £8                   

Monday 1stJuly - Larks’ Hill, Clopton Road,Tuddenham St. Martin, Ipswich IP6 9BY – All arrive for 7.00pm - another NGS opening £5 plus refreshements

Saturday 6thJuly - 12thAnnual Show in conjunction with The Fete

Monday 2ndSeptember – Rodney Tibbs “Restoring a Cottage Garden”

Monday 7thOctober – AGM with talk by Matthew Long (Riverside Bulbs) - PART 2 ‘Autumn Planting – Bulbs for Spring Colour’ - second seasonal talk with opportunity to buy more bulbs

Monday 4thNovember – Andrew Sankey “6 of the best” gardens he knows

Monday2ndDecember - Annual Quiz with George Bethell - 7.00pm 

And a few things we have already done in the past 12 months ...


FRIDAY 19th JANUARY   Start the new year with the club social - Meal at The Barn Cafe, Alder Carr Farm, Needham Market.

MONDAY 5th FEBRUARY SPEAKER - Rodney Tibbs - ‘Cambridge Colleges and their Gardens'

MONDAY 5th MARCH SPEAKER - Peter Skeggs-Gooch - ‘A Complete Guide to Clematis’

MONDAY 9th APRIL –VISIT to Bays Farm, Forward Green, IP14 5HU.  All arrive for 6.00pm

MONDAY 30th APRIL - SPEAKER – Helen Moore, Design Engineer at Bosch – “An introduction to Bosch Home and Garden” followed by a sharing session on garden related topics

MONDAY 14th  MAY – VISIT - Fullers Mill Gardens, West Stow, Bury IP28 6HD. 

MONDAY 4th JUNE - VISIT - Woolpit Nurseries, Woolpit  IP30 9QS. 

SATURDAY 16th JUNE  - VISIT - Coach trip to Peter Beales Roses and Sea Mere Gardens, Hingham, Norfolk NR9 4LP

MONDAY 2nd JULY - SPEAKER – Sarah Partridge – “The Orchard Barn Project – 5 years on”

SATURDAY 7th JULY – BDGC 11th Annual Show in conjunction with the Fete

MONDAY 6th AUGUST – visit to Drinkstone Park, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9ST. 

MONDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER – Andrew Brogan – “Henstead Exotic Garden – the continuing story”

MONDAY 1st OCTOBER – AGM and informal Gardeners Question Time

MONDAY 5th NOVEMBER – Matthew Oliver - “Growing giant pumpkins”

MONDAY 3rd DECEMBER – QUIZ with George Bethell


Friday 18thJanuary – Meal at Stowwmarket Golf Club

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