Gardening Group

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We are for gardeners who have any size garden - from a window box to an acre.

We visit public and private gardens including those with restricted opening, e.g. by appointment or open only to recognised groups. We hold talks and show films during the winter months as well as the occasional Winter Walk.

We also meet occasionally to swap surplus plants and visit members'gardens. 

All you need is a love of plants.

For visits outside of the immediate Selby/Sherburn area we try to car share where possible. Information is sent out about individual visits 2 – 3 weeks prior to the event and individuals are asked if they want or can offer a carshare.

If members have any requests or ideas for events please tell Susan Ferguson, Cindy Yaxley, Ken Hawlor, Margaret Fiddes or Marjorie Smith at any of our events or email us.


Go to Reports on Past Visits

Forthcoming Events -

Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - Christmas Fuddle 1.00pm - Lady Popplewell

Christmas Fuddle at the Lady Popplewell Centre 1.00 – 3.00.
This year's competition is again a miniature Garden on a dinner plate or something of similar size.
Eat and drink, quiz, general get together and competition judging.
Cost £2 to pay for the room and drinks
Please email me, Marjorie Smith if you'll be there, also an idea of what you'll be taking


Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - Get together and AGM 10.30am - Monk Fryston Hall

Tuesday 15th January
Get together and AGM
10.30 at Monk Fryston Hall
£3.00 a head to include tea/coffee and homemade biscuits


Monday, 25 February 2019 - Talk on Lady Gardeners - Fairburn

A talk on Lady Gardeners by Howard Drury
Time and cost TBA
At the Church Hall in Silver Street, Fairburn. WF11 9JA


Wednesday, 20 March 2019 - Wire workshop 10.00am - Hillam

A creative day making a small creature out of wire led by Cindy Yaxley. This will be held at Susan Ferguson’s in Hillam from 10am to 4pm. Teas and coffees will be provided but bring a packed lunch. A choice of silver or copper wire. Cost £26.
A maximum of 10 people.


Monday, 25 March 2019 - Talk on ornamental grasses 10.30am - Fairburn

A talk by Gail and John Summerfield of Westshores Nurseries. http://www.westshores.co.uk/
An introduction to Ornamental Grasses, a specialty of the nursery, and suggestions on how to get the most out of them.
There will be plants for sale.
10.30 start at the Church Hall in Silver Street, Fairburn. WF11 9JA
£3 a head including tea/coffee and biscuits.


Sunday, 14 April 2019 - Holland with Keukenhoff gardens. - Holland

Sunday 14th April - Thursday 18th April, 2019
5 day Holland Trip in association with the Holiday and Travel group
See the Holiday Travel Group page for details


Monday, 23 September 2019 - Garden Holiday in Dorset - Dorset

23rd - 27th September
Garden holiday based at the Hotel Royale in Bournemouth.
https://www.thehotelroyale.com/bournemouth-hotel
£382 per person in a shared double, twin, or single. Sole occupancy of a twin/double is £39 supplement. Dinner, bed and breakfast, coach travel, and gratuities included. Garden entrances except those on the outward and return journeys will be extra. Details to follow.



Group Leader(s)

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  • Marjorie Smith
  • Mail Address
  • 01757 268448
  • 07731 754585
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  • Susan Ferguson
  • Mail Address
  • 01977 684922
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  • Margaret Fiddes
  • Mail Address
  • 07717 761427

Reports on past visits -

Gardener's Question Time - April 2017 (report by Susan Ferguson)

Willow Weaving - October 2015 (report by Susan Ferguson)

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens - September 2014 (report by Carole Holmes)

Scampson Hall Walled Garden - August 2014

Thorpe Perrow Arboretum - November 2013 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Skipton - August 2013 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Beverley Town Gardens - July 2013 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Cow Close Cottage - July 2013 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Wall Baskets with Margaret - May 2013 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Snowdrops at Great Heck - February 2013 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Christmas Fuddle - December 2012 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Pruning - November 2012 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Japanese Garden - September 2012 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Scampston Walled Garden - September 2012 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Julie's garden - September 2012 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Jasmine House - August 2012 (report by Mike Yaxley)

June Brunt's Garden - July 2012 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Jacksons Wold Garden - June 2012 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Goddards Gardens - June 2012 (report by Ken Hawlor)

Whixley Open Gardens - May 2012 (report by Mike Yaxley)

The White House - May 2012 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Joe Maiden - January 2012 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Boundary Cottage - September 2011 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Brodsworth Hall - August 2011 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Havoc Hall - July 2011 (report by Lizzie Cooper)

Himalayan Gardens - May 2011 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Talk by David Mitchel - May 2011 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Temple Newsam - April 2011 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Sue Ferguson's Garden - April 2011

Ripley Castle - April 2011 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Harlow Carr Gardens - January 2011 (report by Mike Yaxley)

Osgodby Garden Centre - November 2010

Kew at Castle Howard - October 2010

Dove Cottage - September 2010 (report by Mike Yaxley)

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