Spring 2018 – Quiz-night fun!

68 people organised into 9 teams enjoyed our Spring Quiz on 14th April. With Quizmaster Peter Cox, ably assisted by wife Sally and granddaughter Edie, we tackled questions on a wide variety of topics. The final round of TV-Show anagrams really got us puzzling. In the end Table 9 triumphed! Well ... Read more

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

Christmas party on 9th December

The Beech Village Christmas Party held on Saturday 9th December 2017 was another popular success with some 80 villagers enjoying the festivities. There were party games, a raffle, an auction of a Wine Tasting at Majestic Wine and dancing.  All with much merriment as the pictures portray (a big ... Read more

AGM – Friday 27th October

Around 30 villagers attended the Hall's AGM on Friday 27th October, when Ian Gibson, Anne Whitaker, Nicholas Charman and Ruth Dewing were re-elected as Trustees for a further annual term. Nigel Sillick and Jane Short were also elected as new Trustees. The meeting also approved the Chairman's ... Read more

Remember, remember the 4th of November!

Bonfire Night 2017 What a fantastic village event! The weather behaved, and even the moon also showed up over the fireworks display. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped to make the evening a success. There is an amazing amount of work that goes into all this: the bonfire, the fireworks, ... 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