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Lydden Vale

Gardening Club

You don't need to have a large garden

to be interested in plants and like

growing them. Window sills, pots and

containers and house plants can

provide year round scope for the

enthusiast. So why don't you come

along and meet us?

Anyone interested in joining, please contact: Antony Parson Lydden Vale Gardening Club on Facebook
Buckland Newton Community Website
in the heart of rural Dorset
On 20th July at 2.30 The Club has a unique opportunity to see nature’s helpers in action with a visit to the Private Ryewater Nursery at Bishops Down, Sherborne, DT9 5PL.  This is not a nursery for plants as its name might suggest, rather it is a paradise for Butterflies and Moths.  We will enjoy a guided tour and may also see butterflies not usually seen in this country.  After the tour there will be an opportunity for a picnic and there is an undercover area if the weather is not on our side. There is no charge for this tour but a donation to Dorset branch of Butterfly Conservation will be appreciated. There will be an evening visit on 10th August to the garden at Buckland Place, Buckland Newton, with an opportunity to picnic afterwards.  Further details to follow. The Lydden Vale Gardening Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month between September and April in the Buckland Newton Village Hall enjoying a mixture of talks from guest speakers, with practical sessions where you can learn top tips for all things gardening.  During the summer months we visit award winning gardens, garden centres and enjoy Alfresco Social evenings. We are a lovely, sociable bunch ranging from professional gardeners to amateur growers who have a passion for all things gardening.  Socialising is a big part of the club’s activities and with close links to local gardening centres, we are at certain times of the year, able to get great discounts on behalf of our members for all your gardening needs. We welcome all ages and levels of experience and are keen for all generations to benefit from the excitement and pleasure of seeing seeds grow into beautiful flowers or delicious vegetables. If you live in Buckland Newton, Pulham, Glanvilles Wootton, Kings Stag, Alton Pancras or neighbouring parishes and you’re interested in perennials or potting, vegetables or verbenas, or simply just visiting gardens and learning about the history of gardening, we would be delighted if you joined us. All club updates including the dates of future meetings and club visits will be posted on the Buckland Newton Community Facebook page, the Community Website and in the Lydden Vale News. We would love to hear from you, so if you are interested in joining or have any questions, please do get in touch by emailing Jan at greystonebn@yahoo.co.uk or Antony at Bladeley365@outlook.com

Village Apple Tree Survey

The Apple Day held on 30th September 2017 produced a fascinating analysis of the apple trees within the parish of Buckland Newton.  The results include (click for details): Location of apple trees  Apple tree varieties at Higher Farm House 1897 Parish Map

2022 Meetings

Watch this space!