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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: VivianeBernhard Lydden Vale Gardening Club on Facebook
Buckland Newton Community Website
in the heart of rural Dorset
If you like gardening and nature, then the Lydden Vale Gardening Club is for you! In autumn and winter we meet in Buckland Newton village hall, on a Wednesday evening starting at 7.30 pm, to enjoy a variety of talks from guest speakers. As the weather warms up in spring and summer we go further afield and visit gardens in the region on Wednesday afternoons. Our programme for the year is shown below. Due to the uncertainty of both the weather and the Covid situation, the Lydden Vale Gardening Club is taking a break for the winter and is looking to re-launch to the wider community in March. The club had its inaugural meeting 24 years ago in February 1998 and has always prided itself in offering a mix of talks on a wide variety of topics during the autumn/winter months and outings to notable gardens during the spring/summer months. We also, pre- covid, held a well-attended annual dinner and a summer social evening. The gardening club has always been self-funded and is in a good financial situation. What we could do with however, is some help in the day to day running of the club. We think it would be a shame to see it go. Please get in touch (email below) if you think you would like to help. We’re a friendly bunch and you wouldn’t be on your own. vivianebernhard@hotmail.co.uk All our meetings are held in Buckland Newton Village Hall starting at 7.00 pm for 7.30 p.m., with plant sales, raffle and refreshments.  An annual membership of £8.00 gives you access to all meetings or you can choose to pay an entrance fee of £3.00 per meeting.  Times and charges for garden visits are as stated individually.

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!