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.

At the moment we are enjoying our successes and failures through the medium of a WhatsApp group, to join in contact Margaret Fiddes.

We are also sharing videos of our gardens.  As members send them in we will email the links to everyone.  New videos always welcome!  If you want to go back over any of the previous videos here are the links:

A tour of Jacky's Garden:

The garden at Maspin House:

A wander round Margaret's garden:

A windy afternoon in Gill's garden:

A tour of Jennifer & Edward's garden:

Andrew's Allotment:

Pat & Dawn's garden transformation:

We have also started to visit members gardens with successful trial visits to Diane Lee's garden and Susan Ferguson's garden. Who will be next? watch this space, offers welcome.

Diane has offered to host a recipe page as many of our memebers  are growing delicious produce. She has started us off with a bean recipe. See below for the link to the recipe page.

Anyone having a recipe they would like to share please send it to Diane who will upload it to the page.

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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Go to Reports on Past Visits

Forthcoming Events -

Monday, 21 June 2021 - Holiday - Stranraer

Holiday based in Stranraer, staying at the Northwest Castle Hotel, 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast.
We will visit various gardens including Logan Botanic.
£446 per person sharing a twin or double, singles £59 supplement.
Please contact Marjorie Smith for more information and a booking form.

September 2022 - holiday -

3rd week September 2022
Garden Holiday based in Weston Super Mare and staying at Smiths Hotel on the seafront.

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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