2015 Programme

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

20 January       How to grow Prize-Winning Dahlias 
                       by Fred Daniels

Buckden's very own dahlia expert, Fred Daniels, talks to us about why and how to grow dahlias!  A chance to find out how all Fred's secrets about how he wins so many Dahlia classes in the BGA Autumn Show!

17 February     AGM – Cheese & Wine

28 March         Spring Show

                      Village Hall: staging 10:00 am
                      Show Opens 3:00 pm
                      Spade & Fork Supper 8:00 pm


21 April           Colour for Summer
                      by David White MHort(RHS) DipHort(Kew)

David White is an expert in the horticulture field and an experienced speaker.  Perfect timing for David's talk which he describes as "A chance to look at bedding plants, container and basket plants, herbaceous perennials and other plants, that will give joy over the summer months and how to care for them to keep them looking their best for the longest period possible."

knot garden

19 May **       Guided Tour of Buckden Towers and Knot Garden

                      Meet 1:50pm at Buckden Towers gate lodge.
                      Entry £4 per member, non-members £6.  Payment in advance please.

BGA will be treating you to Tea & Cake!

A rare opportunity to take a short guided tour of Buckden Towers and a more in-depth tour of Katherine of Aragon's Knot Garden, followed by tea and cake.  Hope for a warm sunny day! 


16 June **       Visit to Moggerberry including BBQ
                       Plants for sale. No admission charge but all donations to Moldova charity
                       Meet at Methodist Church at 6:00pm. Self-drive/car-share

John Law runs the small soft-fruit enterprise, Moggerberry, at Park (Home) Farm, Moggerhanger.  Join us for a tour, chat and BBQ at Moggerberry - plants for sale and donations please which will go to John's UK Charity - www.moldovamatters.org/en/ - running a small experimental farm in the very poor country of Moldova.

** We will need to provide numbers in advance for the above two outings. We will contact members nearer the time.

21 July            Drinks & Nibbles on Oak Lawn -
                      Arrive 7pm
                      Bring a plate of food to share and a glass

5 September    Autumn Show

                      Village Hall: staging 10:00 am
                      Show Opens 3:00 pm
                      Spade & Fork Supper 8:00 pm

20 October      Garden Design
                      by Di Jarvis

Many people already know local garden designer, Di Jarvis - she will be talking about her work and ideas, something to inspire us all.


17 November   Winter wonders and December delights
                      by Peter Walker

Winter Wonders & December Delights is Peter's personal view of the winter season, mid October to the beginning of March. He will cover wildlife, winter landscapes, include some art and look at the winter festivals (Halloween, Bonfire Night, Armistice Day , Christmas and New Year)

8  December    Christmas Social 

Lincoln Room, Buckden Village Hall
Bring a plate of Festive Food to share and a glass



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