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

Beech Murder Mystery

Some 60 Beech residents and visitors enjoyed a Murder Mystery evening at Beech Village Hall on Saturday 11th February. A cast of eight guests selected from the audience took part in the three Act play entitled “Who Killed the Hotel Manager?” set at the Primrose Glade Hotel (2 stars) in Bilge on Sea, ... 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

Beech Christmas Fair 2016

The Beech Christmas Fair was held on Sunday 27 November at the Village Hall and was very well attended by local residents and their friends and relatives.  The stallholders came early and set up their stalls and what a colourful array they were - there is a gallery below of all of ... Read more

Beech Village Bonfire Night 2016

There was a great turn-out for this year's Guy Fawkes' Night with an enormous gathering at the Village Hall and a spectacular torchlight parade up Wellhouse Road to the Recreation Ground where a wonderful bonfire was waiting to be lit.  Everybody threw their flaming torches onto the bonfire and ... Read more

Christmas Parties 2016!

We've had two lovely Christmas parties this year - 70 grown-ups gathered to eat, drink, dance and play charades on 10th December.  Then on Sunday 18th at total of 14 children were treated to crown-making, party games, tea and a visit from Santa followed by the Nativity Story told by way of ... 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

Record turnout for Village Bonfire last Saturday!

We had a brilliant bonfire and fireworks event on Saturday.  Around 300 people came to join in the fun, which for once took place on a fine evening.  A total of 29 volunteers organised into in four teams  worked really hard this year to make sure everyone had a good, safe time. It all made 2016's ... 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