The group meet at Otley Methodist Church at 7.30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between September and May.
There is a program with expert guest speakers to inspire and inform, an annual plant auction and a Christmas party (see events section).
We have over two hundred members, with over one hundred attending each meeting. Membership is £14 for the year, guest membership is £3 for one evening.
Affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, the group was formed in January 1947 for the purpose of promoting and extending interest in gardening
A gardener who runs a nursery north of Oslo, he will be talking about gardening in a country with nearly six months of winter.
Head gardener at Beningbrough, Goddards and Treasurer’s House, Sam will be speaking about the gardens and will bring a variety of apples they grow, for tasting.
Covering snowdrops, hepaticas, trilliums and many others. A very knowledgeable speaker from Craven College, with excellent illustrations.
This year we have music by folk group Summercross. Come and enjoy games, quizzes, delicious food, drinks and a festive atmosphere. Please bring a dish of party food to share.
The country home of garden designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd in north Lancashire. Illustrations to brighten January.
Owner of award winning Thorncroft Clematis and son of the original founders. Hopefully this will cover all you want to know about clematis.
Specialist growers who will bring plants if pre-ordered. www.plantagogo.com
Famous author and gardener talking about her life and what she has learnt.
Bring your surplus plants and some money to spend, and be prepared to buy from a good range of members’ own plants, from the sought-after to the “good-doers”. Non-members welcome. Bring your friends.
Over the summer the group runs coach trips to gardens:
Summer 2019 visits include.
Sunday 16th June Eggleston Hall Nursery and Gardens near Barnard Castle and Winton Park Kirkby Stephen.
Sunday 30th June Open Gardens at Giggleswick and Settle.
Sunday 21st July Wynyard Hall Gardens near Stockton (Coincides with Flower Power Plant Fair) Cost £22
Details and Booking Forms will be available at the January Meeting.