DETAILS OF BGS AND OTHER LOCAL ACTIVITIES
Talks held at the Village Hall in Baslow at 7.30 PM
New members and visitors very welcome.
Visitors pay nothing for their first meeting so bring a friend for free!
In the next 6 weeks
16th May 2019 Garden visit Green Farm Nursery, Birchover.
2pm Car share from Baslow, Visit FREE
In 1998 Catherine studied and gain a general certificate in horticulture from the rhs. 10 years later a heart condition affecting her long term partner forced a change in lives and work and diet became paramount.
Her gardening knowledge came to the rescue. Within a short period of time they had created a substantial vegetable and herb garden and with the surplus we started a vegetable box scheme. From their their business grew.
For sale Herbs, Perennials and seasonal plants.
Druids Inn: You can park at the Druids Inn before the visit, Tea and Coffee at the Druids Inn afterwards
Future talks and visits
20th June. 2019 Garden visit Clumber Park 2pm car share
TBC July 2019 Coach trip to Burton Agnes
Coach trip, awaiting pickup & price details
The beautiful, award winning gardens of Burton Agnes Hall offer something for everyone, from the walled garden containing over four thousand different plant species, herbaceous borders, a jungle garden and national collection of campanulas, to the woodland walk with creepy crawlies to spot, as well as the maze and giant games for children and adults alike.
15th August 2019 Local walk visit and talk to Cordwell Valley & Millthorpe Nursery
19th September 2019 Sue France Perennial Meadows
17th October 2019 Lesley Robinson,Backyard Hedgehog rescue.
21st November 2019. AGM
2017/2018 events past & future
Thur January 2017 - Dr Steve Furness, Sex among the Flowers
Dr. Steve Furness is a botanical ecologist and photographer as well as owning the Alpine Plant Centre in Calver. He will talk about pollination, with amazing illustrations.
Don Witton - "Once seen Never forgotten"
Thur Feb 16 2017
Thur Mar 16 2017 7.30pm
Peter Forrow Glorious Gladioli
Peter Forrow is a well-known member of the National Gladiolus Society, an enthusiastic plant breeder and prize winner. He intends to rekindle our love for this plant.
Thur April 20 2017 7.30pm
Trish & Peter Kohn Creating a Garden on the West Coast of Scotland
Trish and Peter Kohn will tell us of the extraordinary garden they created on the West Coast of Scotland, which had a collection of plants unrivalled so far North.
Thur May 18 2017 11.30am
VISIT Dronfield Hall Barn – Tour and lunch
A chance to visit this heritage building that has Medieval origins, followed by a tour of the gardens with Alex Styan, and lunch.
June 7 to 11 2017
Event RHS Flower Show at Chatsworth
June 15 2017 5.30pm, £8 including refreshments.
VISIT Park Hall, Walton, Chesterfield
Early evening visit to Kim and Margaret Staniforth’s beautiful garden at Park Hall, Walton.
Thur July 20 2017 £ TBA
All day Coach Trip Felley Priory and Hebbs Farm, Notts
Coach trip to Felley Priory in the morning. Then a visit to Stuart Dixon’s rose garden and new woodland at Hebb’s Farm, Notts. Take a packed lunch.
Thur Aug 17 2017
Walk around Linacre Reservoirs. Meet at 10.00 am,
Meet & parking, Linacre Reservoirs car park (fee £2) off B6050 at Woodnook Lane, Cutthorpe S42 7AU
Details of proposed circular walk: Linacre Reservoirs complex, Old Brampton, Frith Hall, Hollins, Hemming Green
The walk incorporates: wild flowers, wildlife, ancient tracks, views of Chesterfield Spire
The walk takes you past: Old Brampton Church, Brampton Hall & Farm, Firth Hall and Barn, Hollins Wesleyan Chapel
Terrain: includes some stiles, gates, steps, narrow lanes/ancient tracks, walking near reservoirs close to water, fields - maybe livestock, horses, maybe mud, crossing of the main Baslow to Chesterfield road
Distance: approx 6 miles, Time approx. 3 hours
Parking: Linacre Reservoirs car park (fee £2) off B6050 at Woodnook Lane, Cutthorpe S42 7AU
(¼ mile after a sharp downhill bend at Pratthall)
Lunch could be had at the Peacock Inn
School Hill, Main Rd, Cutthorpe, Chesterfield S42 7AS
Open today · 12–11pm
Phone: 01246 563669 to book a table
Sat Aug 26th Froggatt Show, stoke lane, Froggatt
We are sponsoring 3 classes at the show this year with a 1st prize of £5, 2nd prize £3.00, 3rd prize £2:
Class 44 – A dish of 3 vegetables with one vase of flowers
Class 58 – 3 decorative dahlias
Class 85 – A display of cut flowers with their own foliage.
Froggatt show schedule can be downloaded from www.froggattshow.org
Thur Sept 21 2017 7.30pm
Mike Davey A Kiwi Adventure
Mike Davey will give an illustrated talk about his visit to the South Island of New Zealand – its scenery, flowers, wildlife and ever-changing skies.
Saturday 14th October. Baslow Orchard Day
Apple Day is a nation-wide celebration of apples and orchards, and we were delighted to celebrate it in Baslow again in 2017, Location, the “amenity ground” just off Over Lane. Things to look for Apple pressing, Ask a man who knows, bring your apple to identify it. Childrens games, Produce stalls and food.
The Garden Society will be having a stall selling plants, so please could members save and bring along any unwanted plants (seedlings, perennials that have been divided, unloved house plants etc!). If you can’t get to the event, you can bring them to Ivy House ( and other venues?) and I’ll see that they get to the stall.
We would also appreciate any volunteers to man the stall for an hour or so. Please contact any member of the committee if you can help.
Thur Oct 19 2017 7.30pm
Prof Ian Rotherham Wild about the Peak District
Prof. Ian Rotherham from Hallam University is an expert on a range of environmental issues including urban wildlife, extreme weather, flooding and climate change. He will focus on the effects happening on our doorstep.
Thur Nov 16 7.30pm
Simon Olpin My Tropical Garden in Sheffield AND AGM
Dr. Simon Olpin will tell us of his efforts to create a tropical garden in Millhouses, Sheffield, which featured on Gardeners’ World in 2016.
Thur Jan 18th 2018 Peter Forrow ‘Gardening Through the Year’
Peter lives in Holymoorside, and has given great talks in the past, giving practical advice on the growing of gladioli
Peter lives in Holymoorside: last year he gave a talk on Gladioli with lots of
practical detail. I hope he will have more hints this year
As usual for our January Meeting there will be wine and mince pies – free - after the
Thur Feb 15th 2018 Ian Openshaw ‘Eating Weeds’
A talk on foraging and wild food, including the benefits, with a glance at Paleobotany, Ethnobotany
and basic plant identification
Fri 16th Feb, Chatsworth Horticultural Technicians, "The Evolution of planting in the garden", £12 per person
10.30 am Refreshments in the Cavendish Restaurant
11.00 am Talk in the Hartington room
Hear from two Chatsworth horticultural technicians about planting in the garden and how it's evolved over five centuries including the Trout stream, Arcadia and flowers in the Cutting garden.
Thur March 15th 2018 Gerald Price ‘The Importance of Woodlands’
The Woodland Trust was formed in 1972 as a charitable trust. They now own 1,200 woods
covering approximately 75 square miles throughout the British Isles, and also work with landowners who own their own woods.
Thur April 19th 2018 Tony Hubbuck ‘Irises’
A rough guide on the origins, history and propagation of Bearded Iris
Thur May 17th 2018 1.30 pm Visit to Rhubarb Farm
Thur June 21st 2018 1.30 pm Visit Christine Littlewood’s Garden – Meadowhead
Thur July 5th 2018 (NB earlier date) Day trip to Breezy Knees
Situated on the eastern outskirts of York, some 5 miles from the city centre, Breezy Knees features award winning gardens, a specialist perennial nursery and cafe.
Vibrant borders, sparkling fountains and a myriad of blossom awaits you. Covering 20 acres they are one of the largest gardens in the North of England and with over 6,000 different varieties of plants to discover.
Starting in May and June with the tranquillity of the Pond and Shade Garden, special collections of irises and peonies and both the Rock and Shade Gardens, with their mass of early summer blooms. By mid-summer the annual meadow is at its best, the Cottage Garden brimming with colour and the Rose Garden full of fragrance.
Coach is now fully booked
Thur Aug 16th 2018 Guided Walk At Chatsworth - Capability Brown's Landscape £10.00 per head
Elaine has made a provisional booking for a guided walk in Chatsworth on Thursday 16th August. The subject is 'Capability Brown's Landscape' The walk will begin at 10am and last 2 hours approximately. It will cost £10 per head, but the minimum is for 20 people, otherwise we have to pay the shortfall.
Elaine needs to know numbers.
You can book in on the coach to Breezy Knees, otherwise, please phone Elaine on 01246 583677 or 07831 665467
Thur Sept 20th 2018 Ioan Davies ‘An Introduction to Japanese Gardens’
Thur Oct 18th 2018 John Stirland ‘The Winter Garden’
Thur Nov. 15th 2018 + AGM Doug Stewart ‘The Drunken Gardener’
7th January 2019 Kevin Pratt ‘Hardy unusual obtainable plants’
Kevin is well known in the gardening world, Based in stockport, he will talk about a mix of strange and flowering plants that he grows there and that other people may like to grow. As well TV appearances his collections have featured in the RHS Garden and Amateur gardening magazines and he regularly shows at Chelsea flower show, RHS Hall, Vincent Square, Tatton, Southport and other smaller flower shows.
21st February 2019 Linda Heywood Echium world
Based at Thoresby Park Nottingham, Linda and Ray have a passion for all varieties of Echium, holding the national collection many of which are hardy. Linda will talk about the various Echium flowers including the giant tree Echium, Echium Pininana, which grows well at Thoresby. Who knows, some of which you might consider growing an Echium to give your garden the added "Wow" factor.
Thursday 28th February 2019, 7.30 PM, "Grow to Show" Calver Village hall, Free
A talk on “Growing and Showing Flowers and Vegetables at your local shows”
Followed by an “Answer your questions” session
Speakers Tony Hubbuck - Growing and showing Flowers
David Torrington - Growing and showing Vegetables
Question Time panel
Tony Hubbuck, Chairman of the Baslow Garden Society
David Torrington, President of the Froggatt Horticultural Society
Gill Bagshawe, Owner of “Wild in the Country” grows flowers for weddings and other events in Eyam
Carl Leaman, Owner of Millthorpe Nurseries, previously gardener at Loseley House, Guildford
Supported by Froggatt and District Horticultural Society,
Baslow Garden Society, Grindleford Horticultural Society.
Sponsored by Derbyshire County Council Local Projects project
Contact David Jackson for information
01433 630805, DJLJ23@yahoo.co.uk
21st March 2019 Byron Machin Wild orchids of Peak District.
Byron is a documentary maker, writer, professional lecturer and geography teacher from the Staffordshire Moorlands. Byron is a keen Botanist and Entomologist who loves his subject with a passion. The talk will be about the numerous rare and beautiful orchids found in the peak district: not only looking at their natural history but also their folklore, distribution and future.
18th April 2019 Ed Shaw Expedition in China
Plants, Travel and Change in South-West China
The Hengduan Mountains in South-West China has one of the world’s richest temperate floras. In this talk Ed will recount highlights and experiences from two expeditions to the region, as well as reflect on the rapid environmental change that is occurring.
Ed has broad interests in natural history and environmental science. He is currently the Director of the Don Catchment Rivers Trust, a charity dedicated to enhancing the ecological condition of the rivers and streams of the Don Catchment (which covers most of South Yorkshire). He has a particular interest in the plants of South- West China that developed while accompanying his now wife to visit her family in Sichuan Province, and discovering for himself the fascinating biodiversity and history of botanic exploration of the region.