About Barbara Bates

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Barbara Bates has created 40 blog entries.
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


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

1 10, 2017

Winter Opening Times

Please note that from 2 October, our opening times change. Over winter we will be open Mondays/Wednesday/Saturdays, 1pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-4pm.

4 09, 2017

Shepherdess Pie

Ingredients For the filling 1 tbsp oil 1 leek, trimmed, finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped

4 09, 2017

Veggie Fritters

Ingredients 100g/3½oz plain flour 1 tsp baking powder pinch smoked paprika salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp caster sugar 2