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 out the programme of events for 2022 below. We organise the annual Beech Village Show, which will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
Programme of events 2022
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 and we will comply with Covid regulations in force at the time.
|February 2||Ray Broughton will give a talk on The Ups and Downs of Public Speaking, with horticultural references and lots of new information. Woodlawn, 104 Medstead Road, Beech, GU34 4AF at 7.30pm.|
|March 2||Little Court, Crawley, Winchester, SO21 2PU. Our promised visit to Patricia Elkington’s traditional year-round garden, a finalist in Favourite Gardens of the Nation 2019. It has everything and at the time of our visit the crocus should be giving away to the hellebores in full sway. Entry is £6 and tea to suit. Meet BVH to car share at 1.20pm.|
|April 6||Easter Tea at Woodlawn, 3.00pm. A sociable afternoon with Easter Egg Hunt, Windowsill Floral Arrangement and Easter Tableau Competitions and an Easter Tea.|
|May 4||Little Croft, Church Grove, Fleet, GU51 4LA. A garden inspired by Japanese design principles with pond and stream garden, tea garden, arbour and dry-stone garden. £4 entry and £3 tea and cake. Meet BVH 1.30pm.|
|June 1||Fairbank, Old Odiham Road, Alton, GU34 4BU. A wide range of herbaceous plants and a large vegetable garden. Many unusual shrubs and trees in a woodland setting. Entry £4 and £1.50 tea and cake. Meet BVH at 1.50pm.|
|July 6||Sages, Sages Lane, Privett, Alton, GU34 3NP. A courtyard garden leading to a two and a half acre designer garden with something for everyone’s taste. Entry £5 and teas available. Meet BVH at 1.40pm.|
|August 3||Annual Picnic courtesy of Ian and Kay Hardy at Kingswood, 118 Medstead Road, Beech, GU34 4AF at 3pm.|
|September 7||1 Povey’s Cottage, Stoney Heath, Baughurst, Tadley, RG26 5SN. Herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs, fruit and vegetables and a wild flower meadow. A special feature is an unusual natural swimming pool. Entry £4 plus home-made teas. Meet BVH at 1.25pm.|
|October 1||Beech Village Show, Beech Village Hall. Click here for details of the classes and how to enter.|
|October 5||Hambledon House, East Street, Hambledon, PO7 4RX. A three acre partly walled plantsman’s garden for all seasons. Long borders filled with a wide variety of unusual shrubs and perennials, with imaginative plant combinations culminating in a profusion of colour in late summer. Admission and tea £10. Meet BVH at 1.20pm.|
|November 2||David Tite will give us An Introduction to Carnivorous Plants of the World, and will bring along some plants for sale. Woodlawn, 104 Medstead Road, Beech, GU34 4AF at 7.30pm.|
|December 7||Christmas Party, 7.30pm at Woodlawn, theme “Snow Time”|
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: