Winter/Spring 2019 Evening Meetings
Tuesday 8 January 2019, 7:30pm, ‘Fruitful Durham’ by Julian Godfrey.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
Tuesday 18 June – Friday 21 June 2019, Visit to North Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire organised by Brookland Travel.
Winter/Spring 2018 Evening Meetings
Tuesday 9 January 2018, 7:30pm, ‘The Winter Garden’ by Richard Barnes.
Tuesday 13 February 2018, 7:30pm, ‘Pollen and Nectar Sources for Bees’ by Peter Schollick.
Tuesday 13 March 2018, 7:30pm, ‘Trees and Shrubs for the Small Garden’ by Michael Myers.
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
Thursday 21 June – Sunday 24 June 2018, Visit to Eastern Counties and Norfolk organised by Brookland Travel.
Sunday 12 August 2018 2-4pm, Plant Sale and Tea Party at the home of Mr and Mrs F. Bainbridge, Brancepeth.
Saturday 15 September 2018, Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.
Autumn/Winter 2018 Evening Meetings
Tuesday 9 October 2018, 7:30pm (Joint Meeting with FOGS) ‘Gardening on the Airwaves’ by Marion Foster.
Tuesday 13 November 2018, 7:30pm ‘Gardening on the Menu’ by Martin and Jill Fish.
Tuesday 11 December 2018, 7:30pm Christmas Party.
Winter/Spring 2017 Evening Meetings
Tuesday 10 January 2017, 7:30pm, ‘Some Unusual Gardens’ by Vera Baty.
Tuesday 14 February 2017, 7:30pm, ‘Tree Problems’ by Joe Shipley.
Tuesday 14 March 2017, 7:30pm, ‘Alpines in Greece’ by John Richards.
Tuesday 11 April 2017, 7:00pm, Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk by Martin Fish on ‘Getting Started with Vegetables’
Summer Visits 2017
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.
Monday 26 June – Thursday 29 June 2017, Visit to Cheltenham and South Gloucestershire organised by Brookland Travel.
Sunday 13 August 2017 2-4pm, Plant Sale and Tea Party at the home of Mr and Mrs R. Walker, Crook.
Autumn/Winter 2017 Evening Meetings
Tuesday 10 October 2017, 7:30pm (Joint Meeting with FOGS) ‘Gardeners and Other Animals’ by Caroline Beck, a locally based horticultural journalist.
Tuesday 14 November 2017, 7:30pm Tips and Tricks and Other Secrets from the Potting Shed by Doug Stewart.
Tuesday 12 December 2017, 7:30pm Christmas Party.