Baginton Gardeners was formed in late 2011 as a response to a wish expressed by villagers in the Parish Plan Survey. Baginton Gardeners is open to anyone in the village and surrounding areas. Some events will be for members only while others will be open to visitors as well. The aim of the group as expressed in the Constitution is “the encouragement and enjoyment of horticulture by such means as the committee may determine and to advise on horticultural matters.” To this end the Committee arrange a varied programme of meetings, visits and activities of interest to all gardeners.
The first speaker meeting was held at the Baginton Royal British Legion on 23rd January 2012 with Brian Ellis of Avondale Nursery giving a very enjoyable in interesting talk entitled “Texture and Foliage in the Garden.” Our final meeting for 2012 was a talk in November by Linda Smith of Waterside Nursery on "Water in Small Garden Spaces".
We set up a visit to Highgrove and a conducted tour of Russell’s Quarry Gardens. With funds now available through subscriptions and sales of plants at the Christmas Fair, we have also started investing in our future programme. These can be found on the Events page.
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Routine meetings are held every couple of months at the RBL. Meetings and events will be promoted through this web site, the Baginton Newsletter, posters on the notice boards around the village and sometimes via a leaflet drop to every home in the village.
Membership is £10 per year.
The following are the offers made by our four local garden centres to any member of Baginton Gardeners. They have been supplied with sample membership cards and will give the following discounts on presentation of a current membership card: -
Russell's offer -
20% Discount on any plants home produced on our nursery. (Ask staff for details)
10% Discount on any ‘bought in’ plants, garden sundries, seeds, and composts, pots etc etc (Excludes items already on special offer etc)
Trade prices on Stonemarket paving range
“Bring a friend for free” offer on entrance to the Secret Garden (Two tickets for the price of one)
Free visit to your garden for advice on pruning, pest control, plant choice etc.
Please note that when using National Garden Gift Vouchers to purchase goods the discount scheme does not apply.
Avondale's offer -
I think we can offer 10% discount for members if they spend £10 or over. During March though, we have an offer of 'spend £20 or more, get one plant free to the value of £4.50', so members can only choose either offer not both!
Smith's offer -
We're delighted to offer 10% discount to members. This applies to all qualifying products/plants etc except products where offers already exist (i.e. multibuys etc)
John Gillies' offer -
10% discount for members if they spend £10 or over.
For more details contact the Secretary, Anne Taylor on 02476 301104 or firstname.lastname@example.org