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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 Some 33 members attended a fascinating talk by Joy Michaud of Sea Spring Seeds, last month and learnt how to grow produce in our green houses, polytunnels and under cloches throughout the year. The Club hopes to organise a visit to the Sea Spring Nursery for members in 2024. Our next talk is by Simon Goldsack of Holme Gardens on 12th April in the Buckland Newton Village Hall at 7.15 for 7.30pm. Simon’s talk is entitled “Holme – The Making of a New Public Garden”. Holme Gardens has evolved over the last 25 years from a Nursery and Pick your Own Fruit Enterprise to a “Go to Destination” of public interest for Purbeck and the wider area and the talk will set the scene for a visit by the Club to the Garden in June. On 17th May the Club is hiring an executive Coach to take Members, friends and others with an interest in Gardening to the renowned Longstock Water Gardens on the John Lewis Estate, near Stockbridge. The Coach will be leaving Buckland Newton Village Hall at 9.30 and be back by 5.00pm. There will be an opportunity to enjoy a leisurely lunch and visit the Nursery attached to the gardens. There is limited availability for non- members at £25.50 per person and if you want to join the visit, simply contact Antony at Bladeley365@outlook.com. The Club is in the process of setting up a new website which will enable us to provide a forum to better publicise our activities and provide helpful seasonal gardening advice. Further details next month. Antony Parson