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, 21 April 2020 - Hands on day at Goddards - POSTPONED 10.00am - York

A hands on gardening day at National Trust’s Goddard’s in York. The Head gardener at Goddard’s will give us a guided tour of the garden, to be followed by hands on gardening by our group. We will be provided with morning tea/coffee in the gardener’s shed, but you will need to make your own arrangements for lunch. Perhaps a packed lunch or eat in one of the pubs accross the road. 10 am start and cost £3 a head. Numbers are limited to 10. Please tell Marjorie Smith if you'll be there

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - A visit to Flourish - POSTPONED 10.30am - near Doncaster

A visit to the walled Garden at Flourish.
Working with the local community is a key part of Flourish’s remit and within The Walled Garden Centre we they are always looking for ways to involve the community in what they do.
Flourish Enterprises St Catherine's House
Woodfield Park, Tickhill Rd, Balby, Doncaster DN4 8QP
Meet in the café at 10.30, please let marjorie smith know if you will be there and if you need, or can offer, a carshare.

Thursday, 14 May 2020 - plant swap CANCELLED 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.

Friday, 19 June 2020 - The Garden at the Hepworth gallery 11.00am - Wakefield

A visit to the new Tom Stewart-Smith garden at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield.
Admission is free. We will probably travel by train to Wakefield Kirkgate. More details to follow.

Sunday, 6 September 2020 - Trip to Kew and Wisley 8.00am -

A 3 day/2 night trip departing Sunday 6th September 2020 Visiting The Old Rectory Gardens in Northamptonshire, Kew Gardens and RHS Wisley. Return Executive Coach Travel with selected local pick up points 2 nights half board at the 4* Hallmark Hotel Croydon Aerodrome–ensuite rooms.

This trip is now fully booked, please tell Marjorie Smith if you wish to go on a waiting list for a cancellation.

Monday, 14 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 visit to Logan Botanic.
prices and more information to follow

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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