Blackshaw Optimistic Gardeners


IMG_0630 Also lovingly known as ‘Gardeners with Altitude’. The idea for a gardening club originated in the previous Parish Plan in 2002 and BOGS started in January 2007.

We are a very mixed group ranging from those brand new to gardening to others with years of experience under their belt. The emphasis is on sharing – ideas, seeds and plants, knowledge, successes and failures, and the odd glass of wine or beer!!

The group is very member driven and there is a strong social aspect to what we do. Apart from meetings in the pub over the winter months, sometimes with a visiting speaker, we visit each other’s gardens over the summer months, and try to arrange visits suggested by members.

We always have a laugh – and despite all the challenges of growing here at altitude, we have a lot of success.

We’d love to see you at meetings in 2015


You can see Craig Shaw’s report on the Gardeners’ Question Time visit to Blackshaw HERE


You can view/download notes from the September 2011 BOGS meeting HERE


You can view/download notes from the October 2011 BOGS meeting HERE


You can view/download notes from the November 2011 BOGS meeting HERE


You can view/download notes from the March 2012 BOGS meeting HERE


You can view/download notes from the April 2012 BOGS meeting HERE


You can view/download notes from the September 2012 BOGS meeting HERE