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24 09, 2018

Massive thanks to Flymo!

Flymo and McCulloch have so kindly donated the following items to the Community Garden, which will be a great help when watering

10 08, 2018

LUNCH CLUB! What are you waiting for…?!

It's all about chatter every Friday at Lunch Club with these lot... the delicious fresh food is an added bonus!!! Come and join

23 07, 2018

The Hottest Summer Programme in town!!

Our Summer Programme is now out including Family Sessions and our Harvest Festival. We also have our Fortnightly Garden Club Sessions running

9 05, 2018

Yoga Comes Home!!

Wow, I hope you are all enjoying this lovely sunshine, at last! Yoga returns to BFG today. The Sensory Garden is looking stunning,

6 02, 2018

LUNCH CLUB’S BACK!!

After a much deserved rest over winter, the Lunch Club gang are raring to go! Come and join us on 2 March

15 01, 2018

New Year, New You!! Check out our Events Page for activities

At BFG, we have volunteering opportunities for experienced gardeners and those who've never had their hands in soil! If you would like

26 10, 2017

STOP! Don’t throw away your pumpkin flesh this Halloween…

We have posted some yummy Pumpkin recipe ideas in our Cooking section, under Seasonal Recipes. Check them out...

26 10, 2017

Roasted pumpkins + 4 seasoning ideas

ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS Seed the pumpkin: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Using a spoon, scrape the pulp and seeds out

26 10, 2017

Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Risotto Ingredients For the pumpkin risotto 570ml/1 pint vegetable or chicken stock 1 small onion, chopped 12 fresh sage leaves, chopped finely 2 tbsp olive oil

26 10, 2017

Spiced Pumpkin Traybake

Spiced Pumpkin Traybake 100g Whitworths Sunshine Sultanas 300g plain flour 135g caster sugar 160g light brown sugar 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda