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 shareFind out more »
Please note: this is the corrected date for the Business Meeting. All members are welcome at all business meetings – come and have your say.Find out more »
This year’s Potato Day 2019 will be on Sunday March 3rd 11.00am – 3pm at Border Union, Springwood Park, Kelso, TD5 8LSFind out more »
A demonstration of hedge laying followed by visit to see examples of different regional styles of hedge laying Shared lunchFind out more »
‘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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Business meeting will be followed by a shared lunch. In the afternoon Sarah Eno will lead a discussion on different composting methods. Shared lunchFind out more »
Have you ever felt challenged by gardening in the Borders climate….. or simply wondered why your peas have failed to grow? Well now is your chance to ask the experts for advice! Come along to A Gardeners’ Question Time at St Boswells on Sunday 22 September, starting at 2pm …. it should be fun…. and it benefits a worthwhile cause – Alzheimer Scotland. Tickets Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting the JustGiving website. Make a donation of £5 per…Find out more »
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.