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  PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2018

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

www.battisfordgardeningclub.org.uk2018:   

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 – 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

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. All arrive for 7.00pm. £7 inc. refreshments

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

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

2017

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

Monday 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?

Saturday 2nd December - Xmas Wreath making 

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




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