Programme of Events

We run a programme of monthly meetings with speakers on gardening related topics from October to April.  Through the summer months, we organise outings to nurseries or garden centres, local gardens and sometimes get together to admire the garden of one of our club members.

Buckden Gardeners Association meetings are held at the Buckden Village Hall, Burberry Road, Buckden, St Neots, PE19 5UY, in either the Millard Suite or the Lincoln Room usually on the 3rd Tuesday in the month from 8:00 pm. Before the talk, at 7:45, we enjoy a chat over coffee/tea and biscuits, which are available for a donation and there is a raffle at each village hall meeting. Visitors are very welcome at meetings at £2.00 per visit – but remember that a year’s subscription is only £10 per household and gives you free entry to all meetings for the year.

Details of forthcoming meetings are published in the Buckden Roundabout. 

 

2022 Programme

Meetings are in Buckden Village hall at 8pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month unless otherwise stated
Coffee is served at 7:45pm before the start of talks in the Village Hall and to help with funds there will usually be a raffle at meetings in the village hall

 

18th Jan   History of Gardens & Garden Plants       CANCELLED
                   

15th Feb    AGM wtih Cheese & Wine and Seed Swap

                   Wine & Cheese to follow - please bring a glass for your wine.
                   If you have any spare seeds you would like to share with others, either from your garden
                   or leftover commercial packs, bring them along fo
r a Seed Swap.

15th Mar   Christmas in Springtime
                  A fun get-together to replace our cancelled Christmas Party, with lots of games!
                  Please bring a plate of food to share.

Saturday 2nd April    BGA Spring Show 

19th April    Rescuing Hedgehogs        CANCELLED
                   by Kate Callow of the Hedgehug Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Sharnbrooke, Beds.
                   She will be giving us a talk on her work and the importance of hedgehogs in the garden. 

24th May    Visit to Coton Manor Gardens
                   
Meet at Methodist Church at 11am for drive/car share 
                   Cost of admission £9 per person.  Cafe available, plant sales, etc.
                   https://www.cotonmanor.co.uk/

21st June   Picnic at Paxton Pits
                   Meet at Methodist Church at 11am for drive/car share 
                   Bring your own picnic food.  Drinks will be available from the cafe, and toilets will be open.

19 July       Pat & Brian's Garden Gathering      << NEXT EVENT
                 
 Arrive from 6.00pm at 32 Mayfield - come in through side gate.
                    Please bring a glass and a plate of food/drink to share. Please bring a chair if you can.

 

Sat 20 Aug BGA Summer Show

 

2021 Programme

Details to follow, and all subject to any COVID restrictions in place at the time

Meetings are in Buckden Village Hall at 8pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month unless otherwise stated

Coffee is served at 7:45pm before the start of talks in the Village Hall and to help with funds there will usually be a raffle at meetings in the village hall

31 Aug 2pm  Guided Tour of the Knot Garden and Grounds at Buckden Towers
                     Meet at 1:45pm inside the outer gatehouse. The tour is open to all, not just BGA members,

                     so please bring your friends!
                     The cost will be £5.50 per person, which will include tea and homemade cake afterwards.
                     Prior booking and payment preferred. Please contact:  Pam Fraser, 31 Lucks Lane.

21 Sept      General Knowledge Fun Quiz
                 Questions set by Pat King

19 Oct        Gardener's Question Time
                 
Turn up with your questions!

16 Nov        Make a Christmas Table Decoration

This month we will be having some fun!  We will be making table decorations, which can be  Christmassy or non-Christmassy, up to you.  

All the mechanics will be provided and there will be a short demonstration.  There will also be people there to help you if needed.  

You need to bring: secateurs, scissors and wire cutters.  Bring what you can, but no doubt members will share tools.

You will be given: candle, ribbons and some small baubles and beads.  You might want to bring some from home if easily to hand.  You may want to bring a little greenery too, but the committee will be bringing some to share.  And maybe some small flowers?

 

14 Dec        BGA Christmas Party       CANCELLED - SORRY!christmas tree copy

Please note this will be in the Lincoln Room (down the side near the tennis courts) at the Village Hall.  

There will be mulled wine and mince pies, games and good company! 

Please bring a glass and a pen.

 

 

2020 Programme

Meetings are in Buckden Village hall at 8pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month unless otherwise stated

Coffee is served at 7:45pm before the start of talks in the Village Hall and to help with funds there will usually be a raffle at meetings in the village hall

 

21 Jan          History of Gardens & Garden Plants
                     Talk by Peter Walker
                     Peter will give a presentation accompanied by slides on the origin of garden plants and their wild cousins, as well as talking about plant hunters.

 

18 Feb          AGM followed by Cheese & Wine
                     
The  AGM will start at 8.00pm, and will be followed by cheese and wine.  Please bring a glass to put your wine or non alcoholic drink in.

 

Sat 28 Mar    Spring Show    CANCELLED
                      Village Hall: staging 9:30 - 11:00am
                      Show opens at 2pm

 

21 April        Companion Planting    CANCELLED
                   Talk by Andrew Sankey

19 May       Honey Bees     (NB 26th May if weather is bad on 19th)    CANCELLED                                               honey bee                   

                   Talk by Roger Wood

 

Thursday   Outing to NGS Garden - Japanese Garden Bedford                              CANCELLED
18 June
      Meet at Methodist Church at 1:00pm
                   Self-drive/car-share

                   Address 22 Elmsdale Road, Bedford, MK43 9JN

                   Japanese feng shui garden. Bonsai, large collection of Japanese plants. Koi pond, Lilly pond, Japanese tea house, Japanese lanterns, kneeling arch, and terracotta soldier from China.
                   Garden created from scratch 20 years ago.
                   Partial wheelchair access, garden on two levels.

 

21 July        James' Garden Party                CANCELLED
                   
Bee Hive, Lucks Lane - 7:00pm
                    Bring a plate of food to share and a glass

 

Sat 22 Aug   BGA Autumn Show       CANCELLED
                   
Village Hall: Staging 9:30 - 11:00am
                    Show opens at 2:00pm

 

20 Oct           Garden Wildlife                      CANCELLED             
                      Talk by Mark Ward

 

17 Nov          Knot Garden                      CANCELLED
                     Talk by Wendy Thelwall

 

15 Dec          Christmas Party                      CANCELLED
                     
Lincoln Room, Village Hall at 8pm
                      Bring a plate of festive food or a bottle to share and a glass for your drink

 

 

 

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