|PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2017|
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
2017Monday 7th AUGUST
SPEAKER – Brian Thurlow “The Perennial Mr Potter”
MONDAY 4th SEPTEMBER
Social evening with mini-show
MONDAY 2nd OCTOBER
AGM with talk by Des Shelley, Medical Herbalist: "The Medicine Chest in your Garden"
Monday 6th November
Speaker - Dr Ian Bedford, John Innes Centre – Garden Pests - Cohabit, Conserve, or Control?
Monday4th December – Quiz with the maestro George Bethell
2018: 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 – second Monday
VISIT - Bays Farm, Forward Green, IP14 5HU. All arrive for 6.00pm
MONDAY 14th MAY – second Monday
VISIT - Fullers Mill Gardens, West Stow, Bury IP28 6HD. All arrive for 6.30pm
MONDAY 4th JUNE
VISIT - Woolpit Nurseries, Woolpit IP30 9QS. All arrive for 7.00pm
SATURDAY 16th JUNE
VISIT - Coach trip to Peter Beales Roses and Sea Mere Gardens, Hingham, Norfolk NR9 4LP - £8.00 pp inc entrance & refreshments
And a few things we have already done in the past 12 months ...
MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER SPEAKER - Maggie Thorpe “The National Plant Collection”
SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER Battisford Garage Trail
MONDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2016 AGM with illustrated talk by Paul and Ruth Hansord on their South Tanzania safari.
MONDAY 7th NOVEMBER SPEAKER – Alan Shipp – Hyacinths
MONDAY 5th DECEMBER – Another great Xmas Quiz from George Bethell
FRIDAY 20th JANUARY 2017 MEAL at the Barn Café, Alder Carr Farm, Needham Market
MONDAY 6th FEBRUARY SPEAKER – Ian Bull, RHS Hyde Hall Garden Manager: “The Dry Garden at Hyde Hall"
MONDAY 6th MARCH - SPEAKER – Barry Gayton: “The Weird and Wonderful of the Plant Kingdom”
MONDAY 3rd APRIL - SPEAKER – Mike Warren: “Tulips from Amsterdam”
MONDAY 8th MAY
VISIT to member Steve Pryke’s garden in Buxhall
MONDAY 5th JUNE - SPEAKER – Pauline Harper: “Growing vegetables in small spaces and containers"
SATURDAY 17th JUNE - COACH TRIP to RHS Hyde Hall – free admission for club members
1st JULY - 10th Annual Show at Fenn Farm, Combs.
MONDAY 3rd JULY - VISIT to Polstead Mill by kind permission of Lucy Bartlett