Membership

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
Chairman

Gillian MacIntosh – 862750

Events Secretary

Caroline Hunter

Show Secretary

Angus MacIntosh – 862750

Treasurer

Alan Marsh – 863807

Minutes Secretary

Judith McLeod – 863515

Membership Secretary

Sue Vint – 864515

Publicity Secretary

Bev Plaxton – 608438

Committee Members

Pam Woffinden


ABOUT THE BGA

Burley Gardeners' Association meets several times throughout the year for illustrated talks and demonstrations on a wide range of gardening topics. Details of the talks can be found on the Village Diary. We have at least one organised visit to a local garden in the summer and we also hold plant sales.
Every August, the Association holds the Burley Show at the Queens Hall. The Show consists of classes in 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 crafts and interests in the locality. The Show Schedule can be downloaded from the Village Diary, as soon as it's available.

HISTORY

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.



Annual Show & Displays
Monday 27 August 2018


Hanging Baskets