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. We also arrange outings to local open gardens and talks on subjects of interest. New members are welcome – just turn up and bring a small contribution for refreshment.
The BGs usually meet on the first Wednesday of every month; check out our the programme of events below. We organise the annual Beech Village Show, which takes place this year on September 25.
Programme of events 2021
All evening meetings are held at Woodlawn, 104 Medstead Road, Beech, GU34 4AF at 7.30pm. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month. Arrangements will be confirmed nearer the time of each event to comply with Covid regulations in force at the time.
|August 4||Merdon Manor, Merdon Castle Lane, Hursley, Winchester, SO21 2JJ. A 5-acre country garden surrounded by panoramic views. Wildlife pond with ducks, large wisteria, roses, lemon trees, lawns, yew hedges and secret walled garden with fountains and Black Hebridean Sheep. Meet BVH 1.15pm. Admission £6.|
|September 1||Lake House, Northington, SO24 9TG. Set in the beautiful Candover Valley, two large lakes in mature woodland with waterfalls, long landscaped vistas and folly. Also, a walled garden with rose parterre, mixed and herbaceous borders, rose pergola leading to a moongate, conservatory and greenhouse. Meet BVH 1.30pm. Admission and tea £8.|
|September 25||Beech Village Show, Beech Village Hall. There will be something for everybody at this year’s show, with 43 classes covering flowers, vegetables, fruit, cookery, crafts, photography, painting and poetry. Entry deadline September 20. Show opens to the public at 12 noon; last entry 1.30pm. Click here for more details.|
|October 6||Weir House, Abbotstone Road, Old Alresford, SO24 9DG. Spectacular riverside garden with sweeping lawns, yew buttresses and mixed perennial beds. Vegetable garden. Contemporary garden around pool area, bog garden and woodland walks. Meet BVH 1.35pm. Admission £5. All facilities provided for us to bring along provisions to make our own drinks and eat cake.|
|November 3||The first winter talk will be given by Andrew Halstead on Pests New to Britain.|
|December 1||Christmas Party at Woodlawn 7.30pm, theme WINTER WONDERLAND|
Check out our Beech Gardeners News page for reports of recent visits, visit our Gardeners tips and advice page and read Helen Lamb’s article about helping to save our bees. And enjoy these lovely photographs taken by our members: