Category Archives: Visits

This Month in the Garden – February 2018

February is a month for preparation; preparing for the new gardening year that lies ahead. Writing this in mid January, I had been working in the garden for the first time this year cutting out the old leaves on the … Continue reading

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Plant Sale – Anna & Roger Skipper – Saturday 28th May

We still have a lot of hardy pot  plants for sale and all of these must  go very soon or they will be going on the compost heap.    So we will be holding our last plant sale on Saturday 28th May between 9am … Continue reading

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Gardens of Hong Kong City

During October 2015 Paul (Fricker) visited Hong Kong for a reunion with ex colleagues and former pupils. Paul’s photos provide a lasting memory of this amazing city … HONG KONG PARK Hong Kong Park is situated right in the centre … Continue reading

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Gardens Worth Visiting – Roger Skipper

It is always a pleasure to welcome back Roger Skipper, our speaker on the 15th June.  Tonight he presented a slide show of gardens which he considered worth visiting; most of them were within 1-2 hours drive of Biddenham.  Roger … Continue reading

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The Gardens at Coton Manor – Caroline Tait

The speaker at a very well attended meeting on 19th May was Caroline Tait, nursery manager at Coton manor. Caroline came to Coton Manor as a volunteer 22 years ago and was transformed by that experience into a professional horticulturalist. … Continue reading

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Anglesey Abbey – Winter Lights 2014

Those members of the BGA that attended in April 2014, will remember the fascinating talk given by Richard Todd on the ‘Four Seasons of Anglesey Abbey’. As a direct result (on Friday 5th December), 30+ Members of the BGA visited Angelsey … Continue reading

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Helmingham Hall Gardens – September 2014

A visit on the last open day of the year to the spectacular grade 1 listed gardens of Helmingham Hall in Suffolk. The beautiful gardens provide a stunning backdrop to the moated Hall – the drawbridges have been raised every night since 1510. See … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – September 2013

The Biddenham Show is almost upon us and you have a few days left to decide if you will enter anything. I hope you will because the more who compete the more fun it is for the competitors and the … Continue reading

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Woburn Abbey Gardens – 21st May 2013

On Tuesday 21st May we were joined by Martin Towsey, Estates Gardens Manager at Woburn Abbey. Martin, who has worked at Woburn for the last nine years, gave us an overview of what comprises the Bedford Estates; he included details … Continue reading

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Snowdrops at Chippenham Park, near Newmarket

This large country house with substantial gardens, lakes, woodland and parkland dating back to the 17th Century is well worth a visit during the snowdrop season. However, it is only open on specific dates so consult their website for details. … Continue reading

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