Bideford Gardener’s Club © 2015. Created by Mike Avis

Welcome

Bideford Gardener’s Club

The new name since January 2015 for the former Bideford & District Cacti & Pot Plant Club - Welcome to our new Website which we will use to bring you the latest news from our Club

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 has been broadening its range of subjects and speakers to embrace as many horticulture related subjects as possible and even on occasions, 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. The 2016 Show was opened by Toby Buckland, BBC TV Gardener’s World on 21st August 2016, and he spent the afternoon there answering questions and meeting the visitors then presented all the trophies.

Members at RHS Garden Rosemoor marking the donation of a bench to the garden in memory of Derrick & Elsie Williams, founder members and officers of the club.

A visit to the Taunton Flower Show one of our 2016 trips within the South West

This is our first website and thank you for visiting us. We are a very active Club and looking to bring you a very wide range of speakers over the current year ant to visit local and not so local gardens during the year. Keep up to date with our News & Events  page by clicking that button above and you will find all the information you require.

Most importantly why not join us? For just £5.00 per year subscription you will enjoy all the meetings we provide and reduced price when a special speaker is engaged.

2016 visit to Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Dorset