Bideford Gardener’s Club © 2015. Created by Mike Avis
Our 50th Annual Flower Show 2016
The new name since January 2015 for the former Bideford & District Cacti & Pot Plant Club. Welcome to our first Website! We will use it to keep you informed of our activities and welcome your feedback and comments.
With a long history since 1959 of providing keen local gardeners with regular meetings, events and trips to places of interest. The Club originally known as Bideford Cactus Club and undergone several name changes to embrace growing needs of its members became Bideford & District Cacti & Pot Plant Club in 1971 and since then, yours truly has been Secretary. The Club has been broadening its range of subjects and speakers to embrace as many horticulture related areas as possible and even on occasions into local history as well.
At the Club’s Annual General Meeting in December 2014 we made the big move to become Bideford Gardener’s Club and since this move we have attracted many new members.
Over the years we have been running trips and holidays travelling as far afield as the Italian Lakes, Holland, Austria, Germany and visited several International Floriade’s. Today our trips are a little more conservative but always to somewhere of great interest.
Our history of running Flower Shows also dates back to 1966 starting as a charity show for a local church and today is the only remaining show in the town. It features a broad range of produce and handicrafts and significantly hosts the National Begonia Society’s South West Show bringing exhibitors and their fabulous exhibits from all over the South West and South Wales.
We hope you have found this of enough interest to you to become a member and look forward to your feedback through our Contact Page.
Thanks for looking at the site. Mike Avis Secretary/Treasurer
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Keukenhof Trip - This trip has been rescheduled for 7th to 10th May2020 due to clash with F1 Dutch Grand Prix dates.
6th September - Trip to Kilver Court HAS BEEN CANCELLED
10th September - Rosemary Langdon, the history of Blackmore & Langdon’s Begonia & Delphinium Nursery. Not to be missed, a great talk by a very special lady and mother of the current directors. OPEN TO ALL HORTICULTURAL CLUBS
8th October - Peter Christie looks back over the Flower Shows in Bideford.
12th November - Rose Roberts - The Northam Burrows Country Park
10th December - AGM and Quiz Evening with shared supper,
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