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