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North Yorkshire

About the Group

The group meets at the Village Hall, Morton on Swale, Northallerton, DL7 9RL (map) 
Maurice Cook
t. 01642 780927
For details of Garden visits please contact Alison Mackerell, 
t. 01609 781331, mobile 7708158712

2017 Programme

All meetings commence at 7-30 pm unless otherwise stated

18th January, 2017
Thorp Perrow. A photographic exploration of the changing seasons at the Arboretum
David Smith
15th February, 2017
Love at First Bite! The “workings of” carnivorous plants and how to grow them
Peter Walker

Plants for sale
15th March, 2017
Lavenders and Pinks. A hands on talk covering suggested varieties and propagation
Gill Tomkinson
Plants for sale.
19th April, 2017
Planting Companions. The attributes of a range of plants and the visual effect they can have in a design
Gail Summerfield

Plants for sale.
16th May, 2017
Garden Visit 
11.00am Low Hall, Dacre Banks, Nidderdale HG3 4AA £5ish incl refreshments
2.30pm  Woodlands Cottage, Summerbridge, Nidderdale HG3 4BT £5 incl refreshments
17th May, 2017
Living the Good Life – life on the smallholding at Old Sleningford Farm
Rachel Benson
Power Point presentation and talk about the animals, fruit and veg growing, preserving, apple juicing and cider making.
Followed by blind tastings and preserves for sale
21st June, 2017
Garden Visit
11.00am  Havoc Hall, Oswaldkirk YO62 5XY £5.50 incl refreshments
2.00pm  Hillside, Ampleforth YO62 4DY £4.00, refreshments extra. Min 10
July 19th, 2017
Garden Visit
10.30pm  Cow Close Cottage, Hartwith HG3 3EY £6.00 incl refreshments. Min 8
pm  Ripley Castle Gardens, HG3 3AY free to RHS members - partner gardens 
16th August
Garden Visit 
11.00am  Moulton Hall, Moulton, Richmond DL10 6QH
This is a National Trust property, only open by arrangement, the visit is free to us all and includes entry to part of the house to look at the staircase area of which they are proud. The custodian would like us to give a small donation on their behalf to Georgian Theatre, Richmond. No refreshments
2.00pm  The Forge, Ravensworth DL11 7EU £5.50 incl refreshments
20th September, 2017
The British Flower Industry. Growing flowers for cutting and a history of the walled garden at Neasham, near Darlington.
Clarey Wrightson
18th October, 2017
7.00: AGM 
7.30: Winter Hanging Baskets and Tubs. Practical demonstration and advice
Chris Small

Plants for sale.
15th November, 2017
Flora of Teesdale. Digital photography of the flora of Upper Teesdale
Ian Findlay

2016 Programme

20th January, 2016 
“Blossoms and Buddhas”
Helen Jones
Looking for flowers in the Eastern Himalayas.

17th February, 2016 
“European Gardens – A Taste of Summer”
Tony Cleaver
Tony takes us on a tour of gardens in Cordoba in Spain, Amsterdam and the Loire Valley.

16th March, 2016 
“The Hidden and Secret Places of Beningbrough Hall,
Gallery and Gardens”

Bob Mansfield
Your chance to see what most visitors miss!

20th April, 2016 
“All you Need to Know about Alpines”
Michael Darvill
Michael talks about why he is interested in Alpines, suitable containers, rock gardens and the Himalayas.

18th May, 2016 
“The History of Ferns”
Neil Timm
a little bit of biology on the reproduction, wide range, usefulness in the garden and growing foreign species.

21st September, 2016 
“Unusual Perennials”
Howard Leslie
Howard uses his plants to illustrate his talk.

19th October, 2016 7.00: AGM, followed at 7.30 by
“The Late Summer Border”
Sarah Hopps
Ideas for keeping your borders looking good into the autumn. Sarah is a writer, broadcaster, travel guide and gardener.

16th November, 2016 
“Gardening in the Shade”
Ann Stark
This talk is based on Ann's experience of creating a garden on a shady site and the plants which she has used and which thrive there.

Garden Visits Please ring Judith Lowther (01325 378451) at least 4 days before a visit if you are planning to attend a garden visit in order to obtain complete locations and to register your interest.

Note that all visits are subject to alteration or cancellation. In this event, Judith will contact all those who have registered with her.

Please share cars where at all possible. If you are late or lost on the day phone Judith’s mobile (07935 303539)

All visitors must be accompanied by a group member, although group members are encouraged to bring guests to the garden visits. There will be an extra charge of £1 per day for non-members, to go to our Group funds. Everyone attending does so at their own risk.



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