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North West

About the Group

The group meets at Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UY (map)
Contact
Mary Bishop
t. 01204 494525
e. northwest@hardy-plant.org.uk
For full details visit the North West Group Website

2017 Programme

All meetings commence at 7:15 pm for 7:45 pm unless otherwise stated

16th January, 2017    
AGM and free hot pot supper
20th February, 2017    
‘Transforming Bluebell Cottage Gardens'
Sue Beesley
(Bluebell Cottage Gardens)
20th March, 2017
‘A garden for all seasons’
with a behind the scenes look at the workings of Arley Hall gardens.  
Gordon Baillie, Head Gardener – Arley Hall, Cheshire
10th April, 2017    
‘A Lancashire garden’ 
Peter Cordall
30th April, 2017 1-00pm to 5-00pm
Open Gardens Day and HPS Plant Sale
Bridge House, Bolton Road, Bradshaw, Bolton, BL2 3EU
1st May, 2017 1-00pm to 5-00pm
Open Gardens Day and HPS Plant Sale
Bridge House, Bolton Road, Bradshaw, BOLTON, BL2 3EU
15th May, 2017    
‘Hardy, unusual but obtainable plants’
Kevin Pratt 
20th May, 2017  Depart 9.45 am; return for 5 pm from Samlesbury Memorial Hall 
Visit to Ness Gardens by coach
Free for Members, £5 non-Members, guided tour included.
19th June, 2017, arrive 6-00pm for 6-30pm (Own transport)
Evening visit to four gardens at Warton, north of Carnforth
15th July, 2017 time tba
60th Birthday Garden Party at Chris Mortimer’s home at Mill Barn, Samlesbury
18th September, 2017    
John Foley from Holden Clough Nurseries
7th October, 2017 time tba
Coach trip to Holehird Gardens, Windermere
(free to members; £5 non-members)  
Possible afternoon tea at  Lakeland Plastics.
16th October, 2017    
‘The private life of ferns - and tips on growing ferns'
Dr. Alison Evans, from the British Pteridological Society

20th November, 2017  
‘A Hardy Planter's Winter Survival Kit’
Don Witton 
(Plant Heritage National Collection Holder of Euphorbia)

11th December, 2017    
Christmas Jacob’s Join and Flower Demonstration

2016 Programme

18th January, 2016 
AGM and Quiz

15th February, 2016 
'Capability Brown: Landscape Vandal or Genius'
Elaine Taylor

21st March, 2016 
'Trough and Sink Gardens'
Peter Foley

18th April, 2016 
'Re-interpreting the ‘traditional’ herbaceous border'
Tom Attwood
Halecat Nursery

16th May, 2016 
'Soil: A Sample'
Dr Irene Weir
Lecturer in Plant Sciences, Myerscough College

19th September, 2016 
'Seeds'
Dr Ken Thompson
Why do plants have seeds, what are seeds, large and small seeds, germination, dormancy and soil seed banks.

6th October, 2016 Celebrity Lecture to be held at Chorley Town Hall
'How does your Garden Grow'
Chris Beardshaw
Joint Meeting with Chorley & District Horticultural Society.
Based around Chris’ book of a similar title, it looks at the science of gardening and how to feel more confident and knowledgeable about your plants and how to care for them.

17th October, 2016 
'Gresgarth Hall Gardens: A Journey Thro’ the Seasons'
Steve Halliwell

21st November, 2016 
Gardeners Question Time
Panel: Stan Eversley (grass specialist) Eversley Nurseries, Phil Dunnett from Ribblesdale Nurseries,

12th December, 2016 
Christmas Meeting
Jacobs Join + Flower arranging demonstration


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