Ray Broughton visiting the BGs

Beech Gardeners were visited by Ray Broughton on Wednesday 5 April at Kathy's house, to give us one of his many talks.  Ray's topic was "Gardening on Chalk", a subject that must be very close to the hearts of those of us Gardening in Beech.   Ray has judged the entries at our Beech ... Read more

Talk by Rosy Hardy of “Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants”

The Beech Gardeners hosted a talk by Rosy Hardy on Wednesday 1st March at 7.30 pm in the Beech Village Hall.  Tickets £5 - phone Kathy 01420 549401 or Sheila 01420 88924.   Rosy of "Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants", winners of 21 Chelsea Gold Medals, is coming to give a talk and live plant ... Read more

BGs’ Christmas Party 2016

The Beech Gardeners held their Christmas Party on 7 December at Kathy and Neil Pearce's house, in their games room.  The food and first drink were provided by the BGs' Club and after that we bought the subsequent drinks.  Wonderful sandwiches, prawn balls, cocktail sausages, pigs in ... Read more

BGs’ visit to Eastbridge Willows again – November 2016

The Beech Gardeners set off again in two cars to Crondall to visit Anna Kirsch at the Eastbridge Willows to learn how to weave willow wreaths for Christmas.  There were 9 of us in all and Anna demonstrated how to weave the basic wreath, using green and decorative orange and yellow willow twigs. ... Read more

Harvest Festival at St Peter’s Church, Beech

There was an amazing display of flowers, fruit and vegetables displayed at St Peter's for Harvest Festival Sunday on 2nd October thanks to the hard work of Sheila Sorby and her team. The flower arrangements inside the church were so colourful, arranged by the Beech Gardeners, and everywhere ... Read more

Beech Village Summer Show – September 2016

On Saturday 17 September the Beech Gardeners held their third Summer Show.  Below are all the photos taken at the Show - the tables showing all the fruit, vegetables, flowers, floral arrangements, cakes, quiches, jams, chutneys, handcrafts, paintings, photographs, etc etc. The list of winners is ... Read more

Beech Village Show – Saturday 17th September 2016

More information to follow - in the meantime START PREPARING NOW !!!!! Click here for the entry form and terms and conditions ... Read more

BGs’ visit to Houghton Lodge Gardens, Stockbridge

  The Beech Gardeners visited Houghton Lodge Gardens at Stockbridge on Wednesday afternoon of 6th July 2016. We were greeted by the owner who told us a potted history of the house - built in 1793 and thought to be designed by  John Plaw, a disciple of Nash, who built the Royal ... Read more

BGs Alton Town Walk No 2 – 1.6.16

On Wednesday 1st June on a fairly chilly cloudy afternoon the Beech Gardeners met up in the Library car park for a walk round Alton, guided for the 2nd time by Jim Dickinson.  We walked out of the car park via the footpath into Amery Street and stopped and looked at the building opposite the ... Read more

BGs visit Tilford Cottage Gardens

On Wednesday 25 May 2016 the Beech Gardeners visited Tilford Cottage Gardens, south of Farnham on a fairly cloudy but fine day.  The owner of the gardens, Rod Burn, met us at the start and gave us a plan of the gardens which led down to the River Wey.  At Tilford the two branches of the River Wey ... Read more