BGC have pulled out all the stops with this year's programme starting with a serious look at design and landscape principles for your garden by professionals Rupert Keys and Ruth Gwynn from Keyscape Design & Construction on Wednesday, February 1.

Whether you've a large or small plot, we should all have a plan and Ruth and Rupert are well placed to guide us, having one numerous RHS medals including coveted gold medals at Chelsea, Hampton Court, Malvern and Gardeners World Live.

2017 promises to be a really exciting programme with a really mixed bag of talks by experts including Bob Flowerdew on July 5, Neil Cook from Hanbury in March, florist Toni Smith in June, and visits to Hanbury Hall in April, and to Waterperry and Oxford Botanic Gardens at the end of July.

On Sunday, June 18 from 11am-4pm we'll be hosting our triennial Open Gardens event so please let us know if you would like to open your garden, or volunteer in any way. We were blessed with good weather last time so fingers crossed the heavens will smile on us again.

Talks are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Villages Hall, starting at 7.30pm – admission free to members and £2 to visitors. Copies of the Annual Programme and Spring Show are available now or downloadable from our website

For any information please email or telephone Pete on 01386 861438 or speak to a committee member. (Rosemary Rickard, Bob Teasedale, Sue Ellis, Nicki Merrett or Lesley Miller).