Tuesday, 21 January 2014


On Monday evening the Chair and committee members of the Harris Academy Adult Education Group presented a cheque to the Friends, represented here by Donald, Sylvia, Frances, and Pam, on the disbandment of the charity  The Friends of Balgay also benefited from a donation. 

Thursday, 16 January 2014


Ideas for the Small Garden

Local Garden Designer Alison Hogg will discuss the topic and answer your questions
on Sunday, 16th February
at 2.00 PM
in the Education Centre

The event is free to Friends and £2 for visitors


The Minutes of the November meeting are now available.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Phormium tenax (New Zealand flax, harakeke

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae  Origin: New Zealand  Accession: 1979

Location:Australasian plants
It is native to New Zealand and Norfolk Island. The long fibres extracted from its leaves were widely used, originally in Māori traditional textiles and also in rope and sail making after the arrival of Europeans up until at least WWII. It is an invasive species in some of the Pacific islands and in Australia.