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 -

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 - Garden visit and plant swap 10.30am - Hillam

Garden visit and plant swap at Susan Ferguson’s Garden in Hillam.
10.30am.
50p a head
Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there

04-10-2017 10:30:00 04-10-2017 12:30:00 Europe/London Gardening - Garden visit and plant swap Garden visit and plant swap at Susan Ferguson’s Garden in Hillam. 10.30am. 50p a head Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there Hillam

Friday, 27 October 2017 - Garden talk 2.00pm - All Saints Church Hall, Sherburn

Talk by Peter Williams (from our GQT) entitled “Special Plants for Small Gardens”.
All Saints Church Hall at 2pm
Cost £3 including tea/coffee and cake
Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there

27-10-2017 14:00:00 27-10-2017 16:00:00 Europe/London Gardening - Garden talk Talk by Peter Williams (from our GQT) entitled “Special Plants for Small Gardens”. All Saints Church Hall at 2pm Cost £3 including tea/coffee and cake Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there All Saints Church Hall, Sherburn

Monday, 13 November 2017 - Wacks Wicked 2.00pm - All Saints Church Hall, Sherburn

Afternoon Talk by Wacks Wicked. http://wackswickedplants.co.uk/
This talk comes highly recommended from the Leeds U3A who say that it was highly entertaining for both gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
All Saints Church Hall at 2pm
Cost £4 including tea/coffee and cake
Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there

13-11-2017 14:00:00 13-11-2017 16:00:00 Europe/London Gardening - Wacks Wicked Afternoon Talk by Wacks Wicked. http://wackswickedplants.co.uk/ This talk comes highly recommended from the Leeds U3A who say that it was highly entertaining for both gardeners and non-gardeners alike. All Saints Church Hall at 2pm Cost £4 including tea/coffee and cake Please let Marjorie Smith know if you'll be there All Saints Church Hall, Sherburn

Show More 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, 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 to East Anglia Prices: £252 pp in a double or twin room, £274 pp in a single room (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 to East Anglia Prices: £252 pp in a double or twin room, £274 pp in a single room (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