Tulips, tadpoles and rainbows

In the strange land of lockdown we are sharing some of our member’s images and stories. Lynn’s Tulip Festival in de Beauvoir In April 2019 our friends, Islington Gardeners, ran a trip to Pashley Manor in East Sussex to see a spectacular tulip festival displaying of over 35,000 bulbs. One of our members, Lynn, got …

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Spring gardening

COVID-19 I have updated this post since it was first published on March 12th to take into account the current situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and government advice about social distancing. Our April meeting on 7th April is now cancelled. We hope to bring you Annie Chipchase later in the year and will advise on …

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Summer round-up

Dear Gardeners – it’s our picnic at St. Mary’s Secret Garden next Tuesday and the weather forecast is good so we hope to see lots of you there. It’s a month earlier than usual so we can enjoy longer daylight hours in the glorious garden. Please bring a dish to share, there will be wine …

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Middle Temple Garden

Last Wednesday we braved the showers to visit the gardens at Middle Temple. Kate Jenrick, the head gardener, gave us a very interesting tour and described how she maintains the gardens and chooses her plants. For those of you who couldn’t make it here are some pictures kindly taken by Stephen King. Plant Sale A …

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May events and date changes

Dear Gardeners, there have been a few date changes recently (and a mistake in the DBA newsletter) – so this is  post to keep your diary up-to-date. Wednesday 8th May 2019 Visit to Middle Temple Garden off Fleet Street, London EC4 9BT This is open to members of De Beauvoir and Islington Gardeners only. You …

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A private view of two National Garden Scheme gardens

As the drizzle set in around 6pm on referendum day our little group gathered at St Peters to be conveyed, in a variety of member’s cars, to the top of a hill in Highgate with views over London. Barbara Barnett had arranged this private viewing of two gardens and few of us knew what to expect. …

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The DBG summer coach trip June 2013

We were blessed with the perfect summer’s day to enjoy Waterperry Gardens and Upper Chalford Farm on Saturday. I think most would agree that the contrast between the two made for very interesting comparisons. One is a bigger, more formal garden but with pretty and abundant borders, a rose garden, a wooded area next to …

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July Garden Walkabout

Despite the drizzle and the weather forecast the annual garden Walkabout on 3rd July was very well attended and we made up a very jolly crew pounding the streets of N1. Here is a brief summary: We started at St. Peter’s where Elizabeth Haines talked us through the planting and funding of the church gardens …

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Isle of Wight trip

Miranda has sent these pics of the day trip to see DBG member Ann’s impressive garden on the Isle of Wight a few weeks ago. Miranda, Maria, Sue and Chris made their way on public transport which included trains, ferries and buses – but it looks like all their efforts paid off and they had …

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