Buckingham Garden Centre

We are a family run garden centre that is well known nationally as a specialist for bare rooted hedging plants and young trees. The Garden Centre always has a good selection of shrubs and plants which are not commonly found elsewhere, together with a wide range of the more commonly sought after plants. Established for over 50 years, the Garden Centre has recently been redeveloped to a high standard. Our shop contains the largest selection of seeds and bulbs for miles around, together with garden chemicals, tools, garden furniture and many other goods. Outside we stock peat-based and peat-free composts, paving, fencing, timber decking, garden buildings and greenhouses, and a large range of pots, statues and garden ornaments. Our aquatics centre has a good reputation for their excellent quality tropical, marine and cold water fish. The Gardeners' Retreat, our coffee shop/restaurant, serves fresh home cooked food and is an excellent way to round off any visit to the Garden Centre.


Woughton Working Party - from 2.00pm to 6.00pm (4 hours)

Join MSOG for their seventh edition of an ‘Afternoon at the Orchard’ for 2017, at their regular Summer Time of 2pm to 6pm. It's high summer now and they hope that the lovely weather we have been enjoying will stay with us for the occasion.

In this edition, the activities will cover:

• Restoration of the Plum Hedge (and you might find a few early fruits!)
• Clearing brambles and undergrowth from the floor of the Old and Far Cider Orchards, using scythes
• Cutting and raking up the grass in the New Orchard, to mulch around the fruit trees

These working parties take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month throughout 2017. The venue is the Woughton Orchards, Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes, MK6 3BS. Parking is in Newport Road and generally meet up there at the start time.

Come along and join them for a few hours of enjoyable outdoor work, in a lovely orchard setting, with good company. Well-behaved children and dogs are welcomed to join in too. The orchards are a great place for youngsters to play and let off steam while their older family members work on the trees. Regular canine contributors, Medical Detection Dogs Kiwi and Lexi, also enjoy having willing volunteers to throw a ball for them!

MSOG will bring water, squash, tea, coffee and biscuits for break-time and then the day will be rounded off with a drink and chat at Ye Olde Swan.

Dress for working outdoors on a high summer afternoon, but wear long sleeves and long trousers to avoid being scratched by brambles. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen to avoid sunburn! Wear stout shoes or boots and bring along your own gardening gloves and any of your own tools you want to use, such as grass rakes, scythes, loppers, pruning shears, pruning saws etc.

It's free to come along and join in. Donations are welcomed towards the refreshments, or bring some cake or biscuits to share.

Email Claire at MSOGChairman@yahoo.com to find out more and confirm attendance

The Mid Shires Orchard Group (MSOG) are pleased to present their seasonal social events, training courses and ‘Afternoon at the Orchard’ working parties for 2017. For further details and further events, please see the Events listings on their website HERE.

Event details are also posted on their Facebook page HERE.

Social Events, Training Courses & ‘Afternoon at the Orchard’ working parties 2017

MSOG will add more fruit-themed social events, training courses and ‘Afternoon at the Orchard’ working party events to their website listings as they are confirmed, so do check the latest updates HERE. They welcome volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to participate in and help out at these events. If you would like to join them and have fun, please email Claire for details. The Mid Shires Orchard Group is for all enthusiasts of orchards, apples and heritage top fruit in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. For more information on who they are, what they do and how to join in, contact them HERE or call Claire on 01280 814928 / 07973 667221.

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Buckingham Nurseries and Garden Centre,
Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 4AE, UK.
Tel: 01280 822133 - Fax: 01280 815491

Buckingham Garden Centre
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