The group meet at Beech Hill Church, Otley 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).Membership is £17 for the year.
Affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, the group was formed in January 1947 for the purpose of promoting and extending interest in gardening
An afternoon party for a change, starting at 2pm. We will be at Otley Rugby Club, with a similar format to previous years, plus a demonstration of Christmas wreath-making by Sam Roberts. Please bring a dish of tea-party food.
Most of us choose our plants on their individual merits. Few think about how one shrub works in association with its partners. Andy's talk shows how to make simple, effective planting combinations whatever the size of your garden or the situation.
Here is something for everyone, whether gardener, botanist or someone who just notices the 'weeds' in the supermarket car park. Are weeds opportunists or bullies? Ian tells us how they spread, disperse, climb, seed viability, survival in a garden lawn, and much more.
Roses are the world's favourite flower - what other plant can give you colour over such a long period in summer? This talk explores the history of roses, where they come from and how they have been bred.
Jonathan will share a variety of practical ideas on how you can maximise the pleasure that fresh cut flowers give, how to get them to live longer and what you should be growing for flower arranging.
Michael's talk will cover members of the buttercup family that are useful woodland/shade-loving plants, featuring native plants and those that were formally held as NCCPG national collections. The talk will include tips on cultivation and propagation.
Over the summer the group runs coach trips to gardens: