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October 2018

Apple Day, Harestanes

Sunday October 7, 2018
Harestanes Visitor Centre,
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Celebrate autumn at Harestanes’annual apple extravaganza with local food producers, apple varieties, organic garden experts, bar, games & music. A great day out for all the family.

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Workshop – Reclaiming and redesigning a Garden, Berwick

Sunday October 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is a very long garden with a SW aspect, but overhung by trees , therefore shady until mid afternoon. Over time it has been well tended but currently is over run with brambles and their friends. Now Colin has the time, he has lots of aspirations but would like ideas; replacements for shrubs, etc.; a productive garden; secret garden; poly or greenhouse?; the introduction of undulations? – and some apple tree pruning. Do come and help.

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November 2018

AGM followed by Business Meeting

Sunday November 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Smailholm Village Hall,
Smailholm Scottish Borders TD5 7PH United Kingdom
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This year we’re meeting again at Smailholm Village Hall. We’ll kick off with coffee at 9:45 with the AGM commencing at 10am. We’ll break at 1pm for lunch – please bring with you some food to share. After lunch we’ll have our regular business meeting – stay and have your say. We’ll be discussing next year’s Potato Day amongst other things. Venue Smailholm Village Hall Directions Smailholm is on the B6397 Kelso to Earlston road. Turn west of the main…

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Winter pruning at Chirnside allotments

Saturday November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Download joining instructions here! Meet Chirnside Primary school, Duns, TD11 3XH at 11am 2 sites in the village with the following trees : East end picnic area Apple – 5, (Plum – 10, Cherry – 6,) Pear – 5 Larger trees, (Cherry) Chirnside Primary School trees: A little older than the East end Apple – 30, (Plum – 6, Cherry – 8), Pear – 4, Bring food for shared lunch in the primary school

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December 2018

Winter Pruning, Yarrow Valley

Saturday December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ellen Ritter has a new garden near the Gordon Arms and would like help with pruning. Too far for our pruners from Northumberland to travel – so Michael and Prue will go and see if we can help and we will welcome BOG members to come and advise or work out the best pruning strategy for Ellen’s trees. This will be a ‘self-help ‘ workshop where we share and develop expertise. Bring lunch to share

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January 2019

Business Meeting, Longnewton

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please note: this is the corrected date for the Business Meeting. All members are welcome at all business meetings – come and have your say.

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March 2019

Potato Day 2019

March 3
Springwood Park,
Springwood Hall
Kelso, Scottish Borders TD5 8LS United Kingdom
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This year’s Potato Day 2019 will be on Sunday March 3rd 11.00am – 3pm at Border Union, Springwood Park, Kelso, TD5 8LS

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July 2019

Hedge laying workshop, Ancrum

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

A demonstration of hedge laying followed by visit to see examples of different regional styles of hedge laying Shared lunch

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Belhaven Community Garden , Dunbar

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

‘As a community development trust, Sustaining Dunbar negotiated with NHS Lothian to start managing around two acres of neglected land at Belhaven Hospital nearly seven years ago. Since then we have created a sensory garden, planted a community orchard, installed a polytunnel and raised beds, planted hedges, willow coppice, beehives etc…and created a wheelchair accessible path.The garden is managed almost entirely by volunteers with occasional help from the community payback team. Our intention is to create a therapeutic space, a…

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August 2019

Philiphaugh turbine and walled garden

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Visit to a traditional estate garden at Philliphaugh, Selkirk, under the guidance of the estate gardener; a lively and informed discussion on fruit, vegetable and flower growing is expected. At the beginning of August the glasshouses will have tomatoes and peaches, and the softfruit will be coming to an end, while the apples and plums will be almost ripe. The new gardener would welcome suggestions on how to further develop the garden as a business as well as supplying the…

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Directions to our events
Many of BOG's events are held at members' own houses and gardens and we are a little cautious about making that information too public.

Directions for members:
You can find directions to each of our Events in the BOG magazine and in the e-news letter sent out regularly by email.

Directions for non-members
Not a member yet? We'd be delighted to see you at our events and perhaps persuade you of the benefits of joining us as well. Please get in touch with us first using the contact details on the BOG Contact page

Notifying visit hosts and workshop organisers
Following feedback, we felt it would be useful for the volunteers hosting garden visits and workshops to have an idea of how many people might be coming. So, please contact the host in the week before the event if you are planning to attend.

E-mail is usually the best way to do this. If you don't have e-mail please phone. We will try to make sure contact details are provided in each event listing in the BOG magazine, and in the e-news updates sent by email.

Also, don't feel you can't go if you haven't been in touch and don't worry if your plans change on the day.