Previous Meetings

Winter/Spring 2019 Evening Meetings

bullet  Tuesday 8 January 2019, 7:30pm, ‘Fruitful Durham’ by Julian Godfrey.

bullet  Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7:30pm, ‘Restoring the Arts and Crafts garden at Mount Grace Priory: the Chris Beardshaw project’ by James Taylor, English Heritage Head Gardener, Mount Grace Priory and Gardens.

bullet  Tuesday 12 March 2019, 7:30pm, ‘Growing and showing a national collection’ by Stella Exley, holder of the National Collection of Camassia, RHS Gold Medal winner.

bullet  Tuesday 2 April 2019, 7:00pm, Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk by alpine specialist Dr Alan Pearson on ‘The mountains of Northern Spain and their plants’.

bullet  Tuesday 14 May 2019, 7:30pm, ‘Ferns: a guide to choosing and growing ferns for a variety of garden situations’ by Neil Timms the Fern Man, owner of a family run fern nursery and supplier to well known garden
designers including Adam Frost.

2019 Summer Visits

Please note that the summer outings must be booked in advance and that places are limited.

bullet  Sunday 12 May 2019Drointon Auricula Nursery, Ripon and
RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate.

bullet  Sunday 9 June 2019Acton House, Morpeth and Longframlington Gardens.

bullet  Tuesday 18 June – Friday 21 June 2019, Visit to North Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire organised by Brookland Travel.

bullet  Sunday 21 July 2019Lilburn Tower and Paxton House.

bullet  Sunday 18 August 2019 Winton Park and Eggleston Hall.

Winter/Spring 2018 Evening Meetings

bullet  Tuesday 9 January 2018, 7:30pm, ‘The Winter Garden’ by Richard Barnes.

bullet  Tuesday 13 February 2018, 7:30pm, ‘Pollen and Nectar Sources for Bees’ by Peter Schollick.

bullet  Tuesday 13 March 2018, 7:30pm, ‘Trees and Shrubs for the Small Garden’ by Michael Myers.

bullet  Tuesday 10 April 2018, 7:00pm, Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk by Christopher Parsons on ‘Plant Hunting in Western China’.

Summer Visits 2018

bullet  Sunday 20 May 2018The White House, Husthwaite and Helmsley Walled Garden.

bullet  Sunday 10 June 2018, Sion Hill Hall near Northallerton and Wynyard Walled Garden.                

bullet  Thursday 21 June – Sunday 24 June 2018, Visit to Eastern Counties and Norfolk organised by Brookland Travel.

bullet  Saturday 14 July 2018, Taylor’s Clematis near Doncaster and Primrose Bank Nursery near York.

bullet  Sunday 12 August 2018 2-4pm, Plant Sale and Tea Party at the home of Mr and Mrs F. Bainbridge, Brancepeth.

bullet  Saturday 15 September 2018Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.

Autumn/Winter 2018 Evening Meetings

bullet  Tuesday 9 October 2018, 7:30pm (Joint Meeting with FOGS) ‘Gardening on the Airwaves’ by Marion Foster.

bullet  Tuesday 13 November 2018, 7:30pm ‘Gardening on the Menu’ by Martin and Jill Fish.

bullet  Tuesday 11 December 2018, 7:30pm Christmas Party.


Winter/Spring 2017 Evening Meetings

bullet  Tuesday 10 January 2017, 7:30pm, ‘Some Unusual Gardens’ by Vera Baty.

bullet  Tuesday 14 February 2017, 7:30pm, ‘Tree Problems’ by Joe Shipley.

bullet  Tuesday 14 March 2017, 7:30pm, ‘Alpines in Greece’ by John Richards.

bullet  Tuesday 11 April 2017, 7:00pm, Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk by Martin Fish on ‘Getting Started with Vegetables’

Summer Visits 2017

bullet  Tuesday 30 May 2017 (evening)Oliver Ford Gardens, (owned by Bob Tridgett) Long Edge Lane, Rowley near Castleside followed by a bar meal. Unfortunately this event has been cancelled as the host is no longer available on this date.

bullet  Friday 19 May 2017The Himalayan Garden, Grewlethorpe near Ripon and The Forge, Ravensworth near Richmond.

bullet  Sunday 11 June 2017Linden Lodge, Wilberfoss, Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington and Ellerker House, Everingham, York.

bullet  Monday 26 June – Thursday 29 June 2017, Visit to Cheltenham and South Gloucestershire organised by Brookland Travel.

bullet  Sunday 16 July 2017Edinburgh Botanic Gardens with Berwick Garden Centre on return.

bullet  Sunday 13 August 2017 2-4pm, Plant Sale and Tea Party at the home of Mr and Mrs R. Walker, Crook.

bullet  Friday 22 September 2017, Ampleforth Abbey and Nunnington Hall. Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to insufficient interest.

Autumn/Winter 2017 Evening Meetings

bullet  Tuesday 10 October 2017, 7:30pm (Joint Meeting with FOGS) ‘Gardeners and Other Animals’ by Caroline Beck, a locally based horticultural journalist.

bullet  Tuesday 14 November 2017, 7:30pm Tips and Tricks and Other Secrets from the Potting Shed by Doug Stewart.

bullet  Tuesday 12 December 2017, 7:30pm Christmas Party.