Membership runs April to April and costs £8 for families or £6 for an individual.
Benefits include:

  • Free entry to meetings with talks and demonstrations, usually 7 throughout the year
  • Free admission to Burley Show in the afternoon

Gillian MacIntosh – 862750

Events Secretary

Caroline Hunter

Show Secretary

Angus MacIntosh – 862750


Alan Marsh – 863807

Membership Secretary

Sue Vint – 864515

Publicity and Minutes Secretary

Bev Plaxton – 608438

Committee Members

Pam Woffinden

David Allison

Annual Show & Displays
Monday 27 August 2018

BGA Show 2018


Burley Gardeners' Association meets several times throughout the year for illustrated talks and demonstrations on a wide range of gardening topics.
We have at least one organised visit to a local garden in the summer and we hold a plant sale in the Spring.
Every August, the Association holds the Burley Show at the Queens Hall. The Show has classes for flowers, vegetables, fruit and home produce which are open to all residents of Burley and Burley Woodhead and current BGA Members. Open Classes and Junior Classes are open to ANYONE from ANYWHERE! The Show is unique in the area for also having displays of local crafts and interests. The Show Schedule can be downloaded from the Village Diary.
Please see below for details of our current programme. Each event can also be found on the Village Diary.


In the nineteenth century Burley was a busy mill village and the local mill–owners encouraged their workers to grow fruit and vegetables.
1858 - The first Show was held with the hope that through competition, the quality of the workers' produce would improve. Shows were held for at least the next seventy years but stopped in the 1920's.
1982 – After the 1920’s, various attempts were made to revive the Show but it was not until 1982, when the Friends of the Round House, a committee set up by Burley Community Council, succeeded in putting on a Show in The Grange. A Show has been held annually in August since that time.
1984 – The Show became known as “Burley Show”.
1985 - Burley Show, increasing in size each year, moved to a marquee adjacent to the Round House.
1995 – Burley Show moved again to Burley Middle School.
1996 - It was agreed to become independent from the Community Council and change the name from the Flower Show Committee to Burley Gardeners' Association.
2000 - Burley Show moved once more to the Queens Hall, its current location.

Programme of Events 2018

2018 Event Venue Time
May 10 Growing Alpines in Containers - Allison and Michael Mitchell, Slack Top Nursery, Hebden Bridge. Salem Church Hall 7.30pm
May 19 Spring Plant Sale Methodist Church 10am - 12noon
June 13 Garden Visit Birstwith Hall, Harrogate Afternoon
July 14 Garden Visit Rewela Cottage, Skewsby Afternoon
Aug 27 BURLEY SHOW Queen's Hall 2.15pm-4.45pm
Sep 13 Beautiful Borders - Andrew Chapman, Those Plant People, Steeton Salem Church Hall 7.30pm
Oct 11 My Joy of Gardening - Ray Abrahams, Head Gardener Salem Church Hall 7.30pm
Nov 08 Unnatural Gardening - Peter Williams, Nurseryman and Plant Scientist Salem Church Hall 7.30pm
Dec 13 Innovations in Growing Fruit and Veg - David Allison Salem Church Hall 7.30pm

Programme of Events 2019

2019 Event Venue Time
Feb 14 Newby Hall Gardens - Mark Jackson, Head Gardener Salem Church Hall 7.30pm
March 14 An Evening with Tim Crowther and Graham Porter from BBC Radio Leeds Methodist Church 7.30pm
April 11 AGM and Quiz Salem Church Hall 7.30pm