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, Carole Holmes, Jacky Lester, Margaret Fiddes, Barrie Wharton, Carolyn Wharton or Marjorie Smith at any of our events or email us.


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Forthcoming Events -

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 - Talk - Camassia, Chris, Chelsea & Chaos 2.00pm - Fairburn

On Tuesday 18th February we have a talk by Stella Exley of Hare Spring Cottage Plants.
Stella, the Camassia National Collection holder, will give a talk entitled “Camassia, Chris, Chelsea & Chaos”, A light hearted look behind the scenes of growing for a well-known multi award winning garden designer.
£4 a head.
2pm at the Church Hall in Silver Street, Fairburn. WF11 9JA. When you pass the Church on your right the hall is a little further on. There is ample parking, mainly to the rear of the building.
Please email Marjorie Smith if you’ll be there


March 2020 - Talk by a garden volunteer 10.30am - Fairburn

In mid-March we hope to be entertained by a talk from a volunteer at the National Trust Garden at Beningbrough Hall.
details to follow


April 2020 - Hands on day at Goddards 10.00am - York

In mid-April we hope to have a hands-on day at the National Trust Garden at Goddards in York.
More to follow.


Thursday, 14 May 2020 - plant swap 10.00am - Hambleton

Thursday 14th May we will hold a plant swap at Cindy and Mike Yaxley’s small garden in Hambleton.

Bring along your spare seedlings or split plants, select something that someone else has brought if you fancy. or just come along for a cuppa and a natter.

10 am start. 50p a head to pay for tea/coffee and biscuits.

Let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there.


Friday, 5 June 2020 - Member's garden visit 2.00pm - South Milford

A visit to Diane Lee’s suburban back garden in South Milford. Diane grows all kinds of interesting vegetables, has a lovely little greenhouse as well as a perennial flower bed and a super potting shed.
2pm start, 50p head to pay for tea/coffee and cake.
Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there.



Reports on past visits -

Get together and AGM - January 2020 (report by Susan Ferguson)

Coach trip to Bodnant Gardens - May 2019 (report by Margaret Fiddes)

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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