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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COVID-19 FURTHER UPDATE
With the current situation on Covid-19 Coronavirus we suspended all meetings and events during the lockdowns. Thanks to the proposed “Government Road Map” for recovery things are looking better. With the potential to run our belated 54th Open Show on 8th August 2021 we are able to meet again on Tuesday 13th July 2021 with a pre-show meeting and a chance to get together again.
ANNUAL OPEN FLOWER SHOW
8th AUGUST 2021
We are planning to run our Annual Flower Show on 8th August 2021 following the government ending of lockdown at the end of June 2021. Of course we will be guided by any changes in the situation but fully intend to hold our own 54th Show and the South West Show of the National Begonia Society. Schedules has been published and will be sent to exhibitors and judges and is available to download on the Shows page. STOP PRESS NEWS - our opener this year will be David Domoney, presenter on ITV’s Love Your Garden and This Morning shows. He will be there to answer questions and have his books for sale.
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