BGs’ meeting on 7 February – Ray Broughton’s talk on pest and disease-free plants

The Beech Gardeners welcomed Ray who told us this was his 2000th talk - quite an achievement.  He started by telling us that the use of milk, salt and vinegar is banned in the EU. He had some useful tips for us:- 1   Don't overcrowd seeds and to help see dark seeds on dark ... Read more

BGs’ Christmas Party 2017

The Beech Gardeners had their party in Kathy's games room at the beginning of December and 15 members attended.  Kathy had laid on some beautiful food - a hot table and a cold table.  Most of it went in a trice and she was only left with some sausage rolls and mince pies.  Well ... Read more

BGs visit Spring Pond near Laverstoke, Whitchurch – September 2017

The Beech Gardeners made another of their outings to Spring Pond garden near Laverstoke, Whitchurch.  We had tea and cake as soon as we arrived and were given a potted history of the gardens.  It has a fairly young arboretum planted out which we had a look at, and a conservatory with a ... Read more

BGs Visit Hinton Ampner – October 2017

Eight of the Beech Gardeners gathered for an outing to Hinton Ampner on a very sunny early October afternoon.  We drove there in 2 cars and walked around the gardens sniffing the roses, admiring the dahlias, and puzzling over what the beautiful shrubs were called.  Unfortunately we did not ... Read more

BGs – Flowers at St Peter’s Church for Harvest Festival

The Beech Gardeners turned up at church on Saturday 30 September to decorate St Peter's Beech Church ready for Sunday's Harvest Festival.  Below is a gallery of their arrangements.  Such a cheerful show.   Click here for reports and pictures of recent visits and other ... Read more

Beech Village Summer Show – Saturday 23 September 2017

The Beech Gardeners' Beech Village Show went beautifully.  One of the judges, Ray Broughton, got caught up in the "suspicious package" problems on the M3 and took over 3 hours to get to us from Winchester.  The other judges got on with the job; Karen Hawkins judged the food and produce and ... Read more

BGs’ summer picnic

  This year's picnic was held at Kathy's house at Woodlawn, Medstead Road, Beech on Wednesday 2nd August.   The weather was foul, rained all day and Kathy got her lounge ready for everyone to sit around drinking tea and eating scones, jam and cream.  BUT people ... Read more

Beech Summer Show – 23 September 2017

The Beech Gardeners are organising the third Beech Summer Show on Saturday 23 September 2017.   There are 37 Classes to enter at 30p per Class and one entry only per class may be entered by each person.   Click on the blue writing below to see the list of entries and the Terms & ... Read more

BGs – Alton Tree Walk – June 2017

The Beech Gardeners met up with Jim Dickinson for their 3rd Alton Tree Walk. Below is a short resume sent in by Sue Robinson. "We started at Jubilee Fields and went through Ackender Wood which was part of a large deer forest.  In the photo gallery below there is a map showing where the ... Read more

BGs visit to Beechenwood Farm, Odiham on 3 May 2017

The Beech Gardeners visited Beechenwood Farm, Hillside, Odiham RG29 1JA on 3 May and the weather was kind to us.  15 of the BGs turned up and were presented with a map of the farm and we wandered around in groups.   The bluebells were out and there was a lovely woodland walk with ... Read more