BURWELL ALLOTMENT AND GARDEN SOCIETY (BAGS)
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Last updated 23-Mar-2019

About Us

Our basic annual programme of activities includes a plant sale, a summer flower and produce show, at least one talk by a gardening professional, and an annual trip to gardens of interest.

Membership covers our affiliation to the Royal Horticultural Society and the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) (£3 per member) which includes a quarterly magazine, free legal advice, a substantial discount on the annual seed order from Kings Seeds which benefits BAGS as well as you by supplying high quality, good value seeds. BAGS' members are entitled to discounts at local nurseries Simpsons and also at Hedgehog Plants and Gardens at Risby Barns.

Membership is open to all Burwell's gardeners whether they have a back yard with flower pots or a full-sized allotment plot. To join us it costs £10 per household per year from 1st April to 31st March.

Events (2019)
27th July 2019 - SUMMER FLOWER, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SHOW
To be held at the Gardiner Memorial Hall (GMH) on Saturday, 27th July.
2.30pm-4.30pm Open to the public for viewing and cream teas.
Entries only to be received at GMH Friday 26th 8pm-9pm only or Saturday 27th 9am-12noon
See the links for the List of Classes and Show Rules.
Entry is open to all (you don’t have to be a BAGS’ member) and it’s entirely free to enter and to view.
The Royal Horticultural Society's Banksian Medal will be awarded to the Best in Show (highest number of points achieved across the Flower, Vegetable and Fruit Classes).
Show Classes (PDF File) Show Rules (PDF File)
8th September 2019 - ANNUAL TRIP TO RHS WISLEY
It's the last day of the Flower Show and many interesting nurseries are there plus the fabulous Wisley gardens in which to spend the day.
Contact the secretary for further information on any of the above.
23 September 2019 - AUTUMN TALK on PRUNING
To be given by Geoff Hodge, gardening writer and broadcaster. All welcome.
7.30pm Monday 23 September at the Ex-Service & Social Club.
Our current committee
Chairman: Caroline Dyer email
Treasurer and Membership Secretary: John Crisp email
Secretary: Angela Ratcliffe email
Committee: Sophie Stock, Emma Paczy, Sue Gray, Richard Newell

To join us please contact our Membership Secretary.
Events
Grand Opening - Recreation Ground
Grand Opening of the new facilities at Burwell Recreation Ground on Saturday 13th July from 10 am.
Action
Proposal for battery energy storage facility
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• Aura Power, a renewable energy developer, is looking to develop a battery-based energy storage system (BESS) on land at Weirs Drove, Burwell

View PDF File
Proposed Battery Storage Facility - Parish Council Questions and Answers
More information on RADE Web Site
Area Photos
FynNet
Burwell Lode Bridge
Burwell - St Mary's Church
Burwell Windmill
Burwell Lode
Village News
Proposed Solar Farm
UK's biggest solar farm planned for east of England (Click on image for larger version)
See more information
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