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
A keen naturalist and wildlife gardener he is an Environmental and Natural Design consultant and director of “Bugs and Beasties”. A look at life within the soil and the value of composting.
This talk will tempt you to try 10 easy ways to create your own dream garden. A professional horticulturalist and plant enthusiast. Now working freelance he co-presents a weekly radio program and is involved with the BBC Allotment trials of fruit and vegetables.
Bring your surplus plants and some money to spend, 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:
Summer 2019 visits include.
Sunday 16th June Eggleston Hall Nursery and Gardens near Barnard Castle and Winton Park Kirkby Stephen. Cost £25.
Sunday 30th June Open Gardens at Giggleswick and Settle. Cost £12.
Sunday 21st July Wynyard Hall Gardens near Stockton (Coincides with Flower Power Plant Fair) Cost £22
Details and Booking Forms will be available at the January Meeting.