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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
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, 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 welcome all ages and levels of experience and are keen for all generations to benefit from the enjoyment of gardening. If you live in Buckland Newton, Pulham, Glanvilles Wootton, Kings Stag, Alton Pancras or neighbouring parishes and if you’re interested in having a fine garden or rewilding, planting or harvesting the results of your labours, or simply visiting gardens and learning about the history of gardening, we would love you to have you with us. If you are not already a member of the Club and are interested in gardening and think you might like to join, we would love to hear from you. Please do get in touch by emailing Jan at greystonebn@yahoo.co.uk or Antony at Bladeley365@outlook.com 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. The Club did not meet during December, but our minds were kept focused by a two-part online Gardening quiz won by Sue Pelly of Holnest with Bridget Bowen of Piddletrentide a close runner-up. We have a full programme of talks and visits planned for 2023 commencing with a talk in the Buckland Newton Village Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 11th January when Wren Franklin, of Ryewater Nursery, which we visited in July, will give a talk entitled 'Wild Abundance in the Garden - What can the wildlife gardener learn from the world of nature conservation?' Wren will explore the value of gardens for wildlife, appreciating native species, some practical examples of wildflower meadow making and getting the best out of hedges and edges. Lots of tips, tricks, and information to help create beautiful wildlife filled gardens. This will be followed by our AGM and Winter Social, again in the Buckland Newton Village Hall on Saturday 4th February. I wish you all successful gardening in 2023. Antony Parson