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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 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 – All arrive for 7.00pm 

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

Monday 1stJuly - Larks’ Hill, Clopton Road,Tuddenham St. Martin, Ipswich IP6 9BY – All arrive for 7.00pm

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’

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

Monday2ndDecember - Annual Quiz - 7.00pm ?

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”


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.

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. 

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