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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


2019: Meeting revised  Monday 2ndSeptember – Blenheims , Bildeston Road Social evening (BYO bottle and glasses) and see what interesting projects Paul Hansord has under way in his 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 


FRIDAY 17th JANUARY New Year get together Meal at Stowmarket Golf Club, IP14 3DA  7.00pm for 7.30pm

MONDAY 3rd FEBRUARY SPEAKER – Edwina Hughes from Colour Naturally – ‘Plants & Colour’

MONDAY 2nd MARCH SPEAKER - Ken Abel – ‘Hostas’ Popular speaker talking about his other love (apart from Pelargoniums)

MONDAY 6th APRIL SPEAKER – Andrew Brogan from Henstead Exotic Garden – ‘TV, Garden Shows and The Papers’ 

MONDAY 11th MAY– Second Monday VISIT - Sterling Suffolk Tomato Nursery, Bramford, IP8 4JS – All arrive for 7.00pm Donations welcome

MONDAY 1st JUNE VISIT – Drinkstone Park, Drinkstone, Bury St. Edmunds IP30 9ST. All arrive for 7.00pm – £7.00pp inc. refreshment              

MONDAY 6th JULY VISIT - The Arboretum, Common Farm, Semer, Nr. Hadleigh IP7 6HR – All arrive for 7.00pm     Tour and light refreshments. Donations welcome

SATURDAY ?? JULY 13thAnnual Show in conjunction with The Fete ?

No meeting in AUGUST

MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER SPEAKER – Bryan Thurlow – ‘Burston School Strike’

MONDAY 5th OCTOBER SPEAKER - Colm Joseph – ‘What it’s like to ‘Do’ a Garden at RHS Chelsea’ followed by AGM Donations for The Perennial Charity.(Helping people in horticulture)

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

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’ 

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

Monday 13thMay - Otley Hall Gardens, Hall Lane, Otley IP6 9PA

Monday 3rdJune - Moat House, Little Saxham, Bury St. Ed. IP29 5LE 

Monday 1stJuly - Larks’ Hill, Clopton Road,Tuddenham St. Martin, Ipswich IP6 9BY 

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

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