Welcome to Baldernock Gardening Club’s website.
Our club, which has been going strong for nearly 30 years, started in the parish of Baldernock but moved into neighbouring Milngavie in 2011 when we outgrew our original premises. Despite the restrictions necessitated by the current Covid Pandemic, the Club continues to meet virtually.
Our meetings, prior to the Covid Pandemic, were held in the Fraser Centre in Milngavie town centre on the first Tuesday of each month between September and May. Since April of 2020, we have continued with our programme of Meetings, on the appointed dates, via Zoom. Our Zoom Meetings have been successful, with very good sized audiences for each and for the rest of 2020/2021 season all our Speakers have agreed to present their talks using this medium. As in the past, we invite and listen to excellent speakers from all over the UK talking on a wide range of horticulturally and garden related topics (see programme pages) plus, there is always the opportunity to ask questions at the end of every talk, though with Zoom this is not always as easy. There is still time for a short chat afterwards.
The emphasis is very much on learning about and enjoying plants, gardens and gardening in a relaxed, informal and very friendly atmosphere. To reinforce this, we also have Christmas and Summer parties, and a programme of outings, mostly to gardens and plant nurseries not generally open to the public.
We are proud to be completely financially independent. In May, in order to raise funds for all of the above, the whole club throws its collective energy into the renowned Baldernock Gardening Club Annual Plant Sale, at which, apart from a few Bedding Plants, all the plants offered for sale (at very reasonable prices) are grown in the gardens of our members. The range on offer is extensive, sometimes exotic, always tried and tested and there is usually a plant suitable for every garden! We were unable to hold our Plant Sale in 2020, but hope to do so in 2021.
Membership numbers are growing, so if you are interested in joining our vibrant Club, let us know and we will put you on our waiting list. In the interim all is not lost, as visitors are very welcome to attend talks via Zoom, as long as you are on our E-Mailing List and, if space available and when we can again embark upon them, some of the outings.
If you have e-mail and wish to be notified of these, just contact us and we will put you on our non-member e-mailing list. It is free and you can ‘unsubscribe’ at any time and we do not send out any e-mails to you other than details concerning the Club. Unless otherwise advised, there is no need to book in advance for meetings.
Willie Anderson – Chairman Baldernock Club