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.


Forthcoming Events -

Monday, 4 December 2017 - Christmas Fuddle 1.00pm - Lady Popplewell

Christmas fuddle and “Garden on a Plate” competition judging.
Lady Popplewell centre 1.00 – 3.00
£1.00 a head to pay for the room and drinks
Please advise Marjorie Smith if you'll be there, also an idea of what you'll be taking

04-12-2017 13:00:00 04-12-2017 15:00:00 Europe/London Gardening - Christmas Fuddle Christmas fuddle and “Garden on a Plate” competition judging. Lady Popplewell centre 1.00 – 3.00 £1.00 a head to pay for the room and drinks Please advise Marjorie Smith if you'll be there, also an idea of what you'll be taking Lady Popplewell

Monday, 15 January 2018 - AGM and get together 10.30am - Haddon Room, Monk Fryston Ha;ll

Tuesday 15th January
AGM and get together. This is your chance to tell your committee what you want to do and what you don’t want to do.
10.30 at Monk Fryston Hall, Haddon Room.
£3 a head for coffee and biscuits.
please let Marjorie smith know if you'll be there

15-01-2018 10:30:00 15-01-2018 12:30:00 Europe/London Gardening - AGM and get together Tuesday 15th January AGM and get together. This is your chance to tell your committee what you want to do and what you don’t want to do. 10.30 at Monk Fryston Hall, Haddon Room. £3 a head for coffee and biscuits. please let Marjorie smith know if you'll be there Haddon Room, Monk Fryston Ha;ll

Show More Events -

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - Film 2.00pm - tba

Film “Saving Grace”. Brenda Blethyn stars as Grace Trevethen, whose late husband jumped out of a plane without a parachute. Grace has been left with a manor on the Cornish Coast - and the massive, suffocating mountain of debt her husband had been secretly amassing. Now, with creditors and repossessors on her heels, Grace is faced with the prospect of losing everything. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so when Grace is asked to tend an ailing, if illicit, plant she gets an outrageous idea 2pm with tea/coffee and cake Cost and venue tba Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there

14-02-2018 14:00:00 14-02-2018 16:00:00 Europe/London Gardening - Film Film “Saving Grace”. Brenda Blethyn stars as Grace Trevethen, whose late husband jumped out of a plane without a parachute. Grace has been left with a manor on the Cornish Coast - and the massive, suffocating mountain of debt her husband had been secretly amassing. Now, with creditors and repossessors on her heels, Grace is faced with the prospect of losing everything. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so when Grace is asked to tend an ailing, if illicit, plant she gets an outrageous idea 2pm with tea/coffee and cake Cost and venue tba Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there tba

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - Talk, York Museum Trust Garden 2.00pm - TBA

Talk by the Garden Manager of York Museum Trust entitled ‘Old site, new garden’ which shows the development of the new gardens behind York Art Gallery. 2pm with tea/coffee and cake Cost and venue tba Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there

13-03-2018 14:00:00 13-03-2018 16:00:00 Europe/London Gardening - Talk, York Museum Trust Garden Talk by the Garden Manager of York Museum Trust entitled ‘Old site, new garden’ which shows the development of the new gardens behind York Art Gallery. 2pm with tea/coffee and cake Cost and venue tba Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there TBA

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - Primrose Bank Nursery 10.30am - kexby

Tuesday 10th April A visit to Primrose Bank Nursery at Kexby. http://www.primrosebank.co.uk/ £6.50 including coffee/tea and cake. Meet there 10.30am Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be going

10-04-2018 10:30:00 10-04-2018 12:30:00 Europe/London Gardening - Primrose Bank Nursery Tuesday 10th April A visit to Primrose Bank Nursery at Kexby. http://www.primrosebank.co.uk/ £6.50 including coffee/tea and cake. Meet there 10.30am Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be going kexby

Monday, 11 June 2018 - Garden Holiday in East Anglia 9.30am - East Anglia

Monday 11th to Friday 15th June 2018 Join us for the 3rd Sherburn & Villages U3A Garden Tour, this time visiting East Anglia. Prices £252 pp in a double or twin room, (£274 pp in a single room but there are currently no singles remaining unless there is a cancellation), £384 for sole occupancy of a double To include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the Waverley Hotel in Great Yarmouth and all coach travel throughout the stay. Lunches and garden entry fees are not included. Deposit £40 - to book contact Marjorie Smith.

11-06-2018 09:30:00 11-06-2018 11:30:00 Europe/London Gardening - Garden Holiday in East Anglia Monday 11th to Friday 15th June 2018 Join us for the 3rd Sherburn & Villages U3A Garden Tour, this time visiting East Anglia. Prices £252 pp in a double or twin room, (£274 pp in a single room but there are currently no singles remaining unless there is a cancellation), £384 for sole occupancy of a double To include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the Waverley Hotel in Great Yarmouth and all coach travel throughout the stay. Lunches and garden entry fees are not included. Deposit £40 - to book contact Marjorie Smith. East Anglia

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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) Back to Top