2016 Programme

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


Tues 26 Jan     Snowdrops at Anglesey Abbey
                       Join us for a Snowdrop Tour at Anglesey Abbey guided by a National Trust volunteer. If you prefer not to join the guided tour,
                       you can still enjoy a stroll around the wonderful Winter Garden

                       Meet at Methodist Church at 12:30 pm

                       Prices: NT members free (remember your NT card!) 
                       Non members  £7.95 each 
                       **If 15 or more people come, group rates will apply for  non-members at £6.70 per person **

16 February      AGM – Cheese & Wine
                       Village Hall 8:00 pm – bring a glass please


2 April              Spring Show
                       Village Hall: staging 9:30 am
                       Show Opens 3:00 pm
                       Spade & Fork Supper 8:00 pm



19 April            Hedgehog Friendly Gardens
                       by Mary Burrow & Jeanette Richards
                       of Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity Hedgehog Hospital

We all know that hedgehogs are declining. There seem to be very few around Buckden. Come and find out about how they live, how we can attract them to our gardens and how we can support them.


17 May            Visit to Holwood Nursery, Somersham
                       Meet at Methodist Church at 6:00pm for self- drive/car share

 One of our most popular nursery visit venues – an opportunity to buy good quality plants for your garden.


21 June **       Visit to Lucy Boston’s Garden, hemingford manor
                       The Manor, Hemingford Grey
                       Meet at Methodist Church at 6:00pm
                       Entry: £4 per person

Address: The Manor, Hemingford Grey PE28 9BN
We need to park in the village and walk to the manor, but there is a parking space at the house reserved for the disabled.

The Manor House at Hemingford Grey was recreated and made famous as the house of Green Knowe by Lucy Boston in her series of children's books, now regarded as classics. BGA has organised a guided tour of the four acres of garden which surround the Manor and which are renowned for the collection of over 200 old roses and a collection of irises containing many famous Dykes medal winners, most of them dating from the 1950s. We will then have an opportunity to explore further if time allows.

** We will collect numbers in advance for this outing


19 July             Summer Social Judith Alban’s garden
                       Address on your programme - start 7pm
                       Bring a plate of food to share and a glass


3 Sept              Autumn Show
                       Village Hall: staging 9:30 am
                       Show Opens 3:00 pm
                       Spade & Fork Supper 8:00 pm


18 Oct              A bulb for every season
                       by Hilary Thomas

As the title suggests, Hilary will show us how to use bulbs to keep our gardens colourful around the year


15 Nov              Chelsea Bronze to Gold
                        by Stephen Hall

 Stephen is a local garden designer from Upper Dean. His talk is about his experiences at Chelsea and covers his gardens and the celebrities he has met in the  process.


20 Dec              Christmas Social
                        Bring a plate of Festive Food to share and a glass
                        Lincoln Room, Village Hall 8:00 pm