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
We welcome Eddie from Littlethorpe Manor with advice on getting the best photographs of your garden and plants (including wildlife).
Renowned garden designer, teacher and writer with over 40 years experience in retail and production horticulture. He will give ideas for making the best of small spaces.
A keen naturalist and wildlife gardener he is an Environmental and Natural Design consultant and director of “Bugs and Beasties”. A look at life within the soil and the value of composting.
This talk will tempt you to try 10 easy ways to create your own dream garden. A professional horticulturalist and plant enthusiast. Now working freelance he co-presents a weekly radio program and is involved with the BBC Allotment trials of fruit and vegetables.
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”
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. Cost £25.
Sunday 30th June Open Gardens at Giggleswick and Settle. Cost £12.
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.