Beech Gardeners

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About the Club

The first beautiful rose of summer

This informal gardening club meets monthly to swap and sell plants, seeds, cuttings, magazines and books. The group aims to promote wildlife gardening and encourage pollinating insects and bees wherever possible. They also arrange outings to local open gardens and talks on subjects of interest. New members welcome – just turn up and bring a small contribution for refreshment.

Beautiful pink rose

The BGs usually meet on the first Wednesday of every month at about 7pm; check the programme of events below for full details of each month’s activities. Dates (but not full details) can also be found in the Village Diary by clicking on the Diary & Events button at the top of the Home Page of the Beech Village Website.

At last summer is here with lovely warm sunny days.  It can be a little humid in the garden but just pace yourselves.   The birds have been busy nesting and the morning chorus is wonderful.

For more information please contact:-

  • Shiela Sorby by e-mail or on 88924;
  • or Kathy Pearce on 549401.   

Help to save our bees     Helen Lamb has passed on some information about the killing off of our bees with pesticides and if you would like to help – click on the blue writing and read all about it.

Programme of events 2017  – 

 5 September
   The Deane House, Sparsholt, SO21 2LR, meet BVH at 1.20 pm. Admission £10 which includes a cream tea. Flower arranger`s heaven in 3.5 acres.  Stunning views with chalk stream, extensive herbaceous and shrub borders merging into wild flower areas and orchard.
 22 September
   Our Show at Beech Village Hall, hall booked 9 to 3, set up evening 21st .
 3 October
   Farley Hill Place Gardens, RG7 1TZ. Meet BVH at1.20pm. Admission £9 to include home-made teas. A 4 acre circa18th century cottage garden including a 1.5 acre walled garden, herbaceous borders, large productive vegetable areas with herb garden, dahlia and cutting beds. Victorian glasshouse with small nursery, plants, cut flowers and produce for sale. Garden used by magazines for photo shoots.
 7 November
   Talk highly recommended by fellow BGs, by NIK KNIGHT who is Chair Hampshire Bat Group, on Bats – Super Heroes of the Night.
 5 December
   Christmas Party at Woodlawn, 7.30pm Theme WILD THINGS.
    SUBS ARE DUE 1st MAY 2018 – they remain at £15 per household! Payable to Elaine (89447) 76 Medstead Road.  CASH ONLY PLEASE.

QUERIES – Contact Sheila 88924 or Kathy 549401.

Reports of recent visits and events

Click here for reports and pictures of RECENT VISITS AND OTHER BGs’ NEWS