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.


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Forthcoming Events -

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - Private tour of Arium Nursery 1.30pm - Whinmoor near Thorner

Wednesday 25th April we have arranged private tour of Arium the new nursery for Leeds Parks Department.
www.theariumleeds.co.uk
Four growing zones each the size of Millennium Square are used to grow a variety of plants throughout the year. Each zone can be separated from the others to create unique environments suitable for different crops and we grow over 500 different species of plants. There is some incredible machinery on site allowing them to pot 10,000 seedlings per hour.

Turn off the A64 on to Thorner Lane, pass the cemetery on your right and look for a giant greenhouse. The address is Thorner Lane, Whinmoor, LS14 3FB, however it is new and the postcode may not work in older satnavs

£4.99 a head for an hour’s tour with tea and cake afterwards.
Meet there for a 1.30 start.
Please let me know if you'll be going and if you need or can offer a carshare

The journey will take about 20 minutes from Sherburn and the cost per carshare will be £4.80

25-04-2018 13:30:00 25-04-2018 15:30:00 Europe/London Gardening - Private tour of Arium Nursery Wednesday 25th April we have arranged private tour of Arium the new nursery for Leeds Parks Department. www.theariumleeds.co.uk Four growing zones each the size of Millennium Square are used to grow a variety of plants throughout the year. Each zone can be separated from the others to create unique environments suitable for different crops and we grow over 500 different species of plants. There is some incredible machinery on site allowing them to pot 10,000 seedlings per hour. Turn off the A64 on to Thorner Lane, pass the cemetery on your right and look for a giant greenhouse. The address is Thorner Lane, Whinmoor, LS14 3FB, however it is new and the postcode may not work in older satnavs £4.99 a head for an hour’s tour with tea and cake afterwards. Meet there for a 1.30 start. Please let me know if you'll be going and if you need or can offer a carshare The journey will take about 20 minutes from Sherburn and the cost per carshare will be £4.80 Whinmoor near Thorner

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - Beacon Hill House 2.00pm - Ilkley

A visit to public opening of NGS Garden Beacon Hill House in Ilkley from 1.30 – 5. Meet there at 2.00, we will try to carshare where possible. Admission £4.50, home-made teas available.
Delightful but steep walks with long distance views take you up through the woodland which shelters this seven-acre garden. Although nearly 1000 feet above sea level and adjacent to grouse moors, many unusual trees and shrubs grow here. Spring is the showiest time with magnolias and rhododendrons. There is a small kitchen garden, orchard, pond plus some original Victorian features.
Please let Marjorie Smith know if you plan to attend.

16-05-2018 14:00:00 16-05-2018 16:00:00 Europe/London Gardening - Beacon Hill House A visit to public opening of NGS Garden Beacon Hill House in Ilkley from 1.30 – 5. Meet there at 2.00, we will try to carshare where possible. Admission £4.50, home-made teas available. Delightful but steep walks with long distance views take you up through the woodland which shelters this seven-acre garden. Although nearly 1000 feet above sea level and adjacent to grouse moors, many unusual trees and shrubs grow here. Spring is the showiest time with magnolias and rhododendrons. There is a small kitchen garden, orchard, pond plus some original Victorian features. Please let Marjorie Smith know if you plan to attend. Ilkley

Thursday, 24 May 2018 - Garden Visit and plant swap 10.30am - Thorpe Willoughby

A plant swap and garden visit at Jacky Lester’s Garden in Thorpe Willoughby
10.30 am.
50p a head to pay for refreshments
Please let Marjorie Smith know if you plan to attend.

24-05-2018 10:30:00 24-05-2018 12:30:00 Europe/London Gardening - Garden Visit and plant swap A plant swap and garden visit at Jacky Lester’s Garden in Thorpe Willoughby 10.30 am. 50p a head to pay for refreshments Please let Marjorie Smith know if you plan to attend. Thorpe Willoughby

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

Monday 11th to Friday 15th June 2018
The 3rd Sherburn & Villages U3A Garden Tour, this time visiting East Anglia.
The holiday is now sold out. if you would like to go on a waiting list for a cancellation please tell 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 The 3rd Sherburn & Villages U3A Garden Tour, this time visiting East Anglia. The holiday is now sold out. if you would like to go on a waiting list for a cancellation please tell Marjorie Smith East Anglia

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - Valley Gardens Tour 10.30am - Harrogate

We plan a day in Harrogate to include a guided tour of Valley Gardens, Harrogate
10.30 am Meet Betty's Harlow Carr, 11.00 am wander round Harlow Carr (free to RHS members and a guest)
12.00 meet again to walk to the Valley Gardens
12.30 - 12.45 - meet in the cafe in the Valley Gardens for lunch
1.30 tour of the Valley Gardens, which will include the heritage and horticultural development and maintenance of the garden. The charge is £3 a head, which is donated to the restoration and development of Valley Gardens.
3.00 bus back to Harlow Carr
It is up to members whether to join us at Harlow Carr, or just join up with the group at the café for lunch, or just arrive for the tour itself.
Please let Marjorie Smith know if you plan to attend.

26-06-2018 10:30:00 26-06-2018 12:30:00 Europe/London Gardening - Valley Gardens Tour We plan a day in Harrogate to include a guided tour of Valley Gardens, Harrogate 10.30 am Meet Betty's Harlow Carr, 11.00 am wander round Harlow Carr (free to RHS members and a guest) 12.00 meet again to walk to the Valley Gardens 12.30 - 12.45 - meet in the cafe in the Valley Gardens for lunch 1.30 tour of the Valley Gardens, which will include the heritage and horticultural development and maintenance of the garden. The charge is £3 a head, which is donated to the restoration and development of Valley Gardens. 3.00 bus back to Harlow Carr It is up to members whether to join us at Harlow Carr, or just join up with the group at the café for lunch, or just arrive for the tour itself. Please let Marjorie Smith know if you plan to attend. Harrogate

Thursday, 12 July 2018 - York Gate Garden 12.30pm - Adel

Visit to Perennial’s York Gate Garden in Adel.
https://perennial.org.uk/garden/york-gate-garden/about/
Admission is £5
Opening hours are 12.30 – 4.30. We’ll meet at a café or pub (venue tba) at 12.30 for a sandwich or snack before touring the gardens at 1.30. Alternatively, just arrive for 1.30. As usual, we will carshare where possible.
Please let Marjorie smith know if you will be there

12-07-2018 12:30:00 12-07-2018 14:30:00 Europe/London Gardening - York Gate Garden Visit to Perennial’s York Gate Garden in Adel. https://perennial.org.uk/garden/york-gate-garden/about/ Admission is £5 Opening hours are 12.30 – 4.30. We’ll meet at a café or pub (venue tba) at 12.30 for a sandwich or snack before touring the gardens at 1.30. Alternatively, just arrive for 1.30. As usual, we will carshare where possible. Please let Marjorie smith know if you will be there Adel

Monday, 30 July 2018 - Garden visit 2.00pm - Knottingly

Garden visit to Margaret Fiddes garden in Knottingley.
2pm
50p a head to pay for refreshments
Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there.

30-07-2018 14:00:00 30-07-2018 16:00:00 Europe/London Gardening - Garden visit Garden visit to Margaret Fiddes garden in Knottingley. 2pm 50p a head to pay for refreshments Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there. Knottingly

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

Christmas fuddle, quiz, get together and competition judging.
Lady Popplewell Centre 1.00 – 3.00
Cost TBA 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

05-12-2018 13:00:00 05-12-2018 15:00:00 Europe/London Gardening - Christmas Fuddle Christmas fuddle, quiz, get together and competition judging. Lady Popplewell Centre 1.00 – 3.00 Cost TBA 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


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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)

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