The group meet at Otley Methodist Church at 7.30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between September and May.
There is a program with expert guest speakers to inspire and inform, an annual plant auction and a Christmas party (see events section).
We have over two hundred members, with over one hundred attending each meeting. Membership is £14 for the year, guest membership is £3 for one evening.
Affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, the group was formed in January 1947 for the purpose of promoting and extending interest in gardening
Freelance writer and broadcaster with over 30 years of gardening experience and a brilliant and enthusiastic communicator. He is passionate about organic gardening. Michael was Head Gardener at Audley End Organic Kitchen Garden.
Chris has kindly agreed to return to Wharfedale for our 70th anniversary. Well known for television and radio presentations and his books. He comes after winning another Chelsea Gold in 2016. The talk will be based on his book of the same name and is a mixture of quirky, funny or unusual stories of man’s interactions with plants. Courtyard Planters selling plants.
Bring your surplus plants please, and some cash, and be prepared to buy from a good range of members’ own plants, from the sought-after to the “good-doers”.
Over the summer the group runs coach trips to gardens:
One full day visit, two evening visits .
These are very popular, more information will be available later.