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
A self-employed hands-on gardener for over 30 years, highly qualified and gold medal winner, Kevin also runs his own small nursery from home and will bring some of the rare plants he grows to sell.
The venue of our party is yet to be confirmed. We hope the format will be similar to events in the past, including a supper, games and quizzes.
Author, gardener and botanist, and Director of the Yorkshire Arboretum since 2012, John tells the story of his trek in the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda, with photographs of scenery, plants and gorillas.
Ben likes high maintenance succession planting, playing with perennials and annuals in amongst unusual shrubs, to maintain interest throughout the year.
Martin looks at growing 11 different fruits and vegetables and Jill gives ideas and recipes to use the produce, with tasters and a recipe sheet.
Adam shares a wealth of ideas gained from over 27 years as a qualified horticulturist and garden designer, and talks about gardening organically and harnessing the power of nature.
As we are in new premises the format and date of this is to be confirmed. It is possible that, following the success of this year’s Buttercross stall, we may follow this route
Over the summer the group runs coach trips to gardens: