BURWELL ALLOTMENT AND GARDEN SOCIETY (BAGS)
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Last updated 31-March-2022

About Us

Our basic annual programme of activities is now building again after the stops and starts of 2020/21.

We were able to hold our Summer Show last July and were thrilled with the enthusiasm of exhibitors and visitors who were so pleased to be able to be involved in a traditional village event again.

BAGS' membership covers our affiliation to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) (£3 per member) which includes a quarterly magazine and free legal advice; participation in the Suttons Seeds discount scheme which gives 40% off seeds and 10% off other items all year round; discounts at local nursery Simpsons and at Hedgehog Plants 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 costs £10 per household per year from 1st April to 31st March.

Events 2022
Saturday, 23rd April, 2-5.00pm, Open Allotments event at Green Lane site

With allotment holders available to give advice on a range of growing subjects. This is in partnership with the Parish Sustainability event at Pauline's Swamp, Reach Road. We will be giving free tomato plants to all children to grow and enter in our July Show.

Wednesday, 11th May, 7.30pm: 'ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GROWING ROSES'

A talk by local expert Peter Jackson, will follow our short Annual General Meeting where you can meet other BAGS' members. To be held at the Ex-Service & Social Club, The Causeway.

Saturday, 23rd July: SUMMER FLOWER, FRUIT & VEGETABLE SHOW

To take place at Mandeville Hall, Reach Road

Open to all. No charge to exhibit. See 2022 Show Classes and Rules Final.pdf covering flowers, vegetables, fruit, home produce, photography, etc. Entry forms must be completed and can be collected from Mandeville Hall on Friday 22nd 7-8.00pm or on Saturday 23rd 9am-12noon. No entries accepted after 12noon.

Open to all for displays and refreshments 2-4pm

Sunday, 26th June: Note that Burwell is participating in the National Open Gardens Scheme and some of our gardens are open.

Find information leaflets at garden centres, libraries, etc. and visit website at National Open Garden Scheme

Our current committee
Chairman: Caroline Dyer email
Treasurer and Membership Secretary: Angela Ratcliffe email
Secretary:Hilary Foreman email
Committee: Sophie Stock, Colin Smith, Richard Dyer, Phil Lane, Martyn Foreman, Phil Lane

To join us please contact our Membership Secretary.
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