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
Peter is a retired plant scientist who in addition ran a small nursery specialising in propagation of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. The talk is about shade loving plants.
We are delighted to welcome Jaqui back to give a practical demonstration on making a blue spruce door ring, winter pots and other festive ideas.
Qualified in soil science, botany and horticulture and has weekend nursery at his home in Stockport. A talk full of pretty flowers from his garden and general advice on how to grow the plants
Director of the Yorkshire Arboretum since 2012. Relating the tale of his trek in the Rwenzori mountains of Uganda in 2018. Lots of good plants, scenery and stories including gorillas.
An experienced gardener now in charge of York Gate which has been maturing since 1951. His aim is to protect the Spencer legacy and move the garden forward.
The garden is an open air gallery and home to over 80 contemporary sculptures and probably the largest collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias.
They grow a large selection of fruit and vegetables in their garden in North Yorkshire. Jill will bring along some tasters and recipe sheets for members.
Over the summer the group runs coach trips to gardens:
All trips cancelled due to Coronavirus