Beech Gardeners

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About the Club



Beautiful pink rose

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.

Lacecap Hydrangea

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.


Summer came in with a bang in June – usually we expect rain, rain and more rain, especially at Wimbledon.

Another beautiful rose

The birds have been busy nesting and it’s been hard for the garden plants with the month long drought.  Now we have had deluges of rain overnight which should lay the dust and freshen everything up.

Hydrangea bush

For more information please contact:-

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

The gallery below shows Summer flowers, but with all the hot weather in the 90s they haven’t lasted long.  Now after the rain we may get a 2nd flowering.


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 July Wednesday 1.15 pm Visit to Dean House, Kilmeston Road, Kilmeston, Alresford SO24 0NL.  Wonderful venue – report coming
2 August Wednesday  3.30 pm Picnic at Woodlawn, 104 Medstead Road
6 September Wednesday 1.15 pm  Visit to Spring Pond, Laverstoke, Whitchurch RG28 7PD – meet at the Beech Village Hall at 1.15 pm for car sharing.  (This destination is about 2 miles from Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants RG28 7FA)
23 September Saturday   The Beech Village Summer Show in the Beech Village Hall
1 October Sunday   Harvest Festival at St Peter’s Church.  Sheila will organise the decoration of the church by the BGs beforehand.
4 October Wednesday 1.30 pm Visit to Hinton Ampner (NT), Alresford SO24 0LA.  Meet at the Beech Village Hall at 1.30 pm for car sharing
1 November Wednesday 7.30 pm Imogen will give us a talk on Nature’s Numbers at  Woodlawn, 104 Medstead Road.
November   A Christmas Pottery-making session at The Maltings – date to be fixed.
6 December Wednesday 7.30 pm Christmas Party at Woodlawn, 104 Medstead Road
    SUBS WILL BE DUE 1st MAY 2017 – 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