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West Yorkshire

About the Group

The group meets at the Paxton Horticultural Society Hall, 186 Kirkstall Lane, Headingley Leeds, LS5 2AB (map)
Contact
Pat Inman
01423 771909
wyorks@hardy-plant.org.uk
For full details visit the West Yorkshire Group Website

2018 Programme

All talks commence at 7-30 pm unless otherwise stated

January 12th, 2018
AGM  followed by           
‘Mycorrhizal Fungi’
Professor Alastair Fitter  CBE FRS

Ecologist & Author from the University of York.
 
February 9th, 2018          
‘Newby Hall Gardens’
Mark Jackson 

Head Gardener at Newby Hall
 
March 9th, 2018
‘My Dream Garden’
Heather Russell  

A welcome return by Heather talking of the changes she has made
 
April 13th, 2018
‘The Plant Lovers Guide to Epimediums’
Sally Gregson 
 
of Mill Cottage Plants, Henley Mill, Wookey, Somerset, specialist in Hydrangeas & Epimediums, Nurserywoman & Author
To order plants from her to bring along please go to https://millcottageplants .co.uk
 
May 11th, 2018
SPRING PLANT AUCTION
 
Saturday June 30th – 4th July, 2018 
HOLIDAY TO NORFOLK
 
Saturday July 28th, 2018
COACH TRIP
 
August 31st, 2018
PLANT FORUM 
Bring along anything looking good from your garden
Enjoy a friendly chat about plants & pick up tips along the way.

2017 Programme

All talks commence at 7-30 pm unless otherwise stated

January 13th. 2017
AGM + ‘Behind the Scenes at Harrogate Flower Shows’
Nick Smith  Shows Director
February 10th, 2017
‘Unnatural Gardening’
Peter Williams

Plantsman
March 10th, 2017
‘My Famous Women Gardeners’
Howard Drury ex Ashwood Nursery
April, 2017
Evening Garden Visits begin
April 14th, 2017
‘The Gardens at Wynyard Hall - Roses, but not as we know them’    
Alistair Baldwin

Landscape designer

Saturday May 6th, 2017  9-30 am to 4-30pm
 ‘THE MAGIC OF PLANTS’ 
Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, LS6 3QS
4 Renowned Speakers
Bunny Guinness, Garden Designer, TV and Radio presenter
Troy Scott-Smith, Head Gardener, Sissinghurst
Val Bourne, Gardener and Journalist
Marina Christopher, Phoenix Perennials
Plant Sales – Phoenix Perennials, Ridgefield Nursery, Green Farm Nursery, 
HPS West Yorkshire plant stall PLUS gardening supplies and books.
Tickets: £25 from Vicky Harris, 4 Park Crescent, LS20 8EL
t. 07852 163733

May 12th, 2017
SPRING PLANT AUCTION
June 24th,2017          
COACH TRIP
July 1st – 5th, 2017  
Holiday to Somerset 
staying at Bridgewater College
September 8th, 2017
‘Tulips in the Wild & in Cultivation’
Dr. John Page

from Solihull
October 13th, 2017
 AUTUMN PLANT AUCTION
November 10th, 2017
‘Alan Bloom’
Jaime Blake

from Bressingham Gardens
December 8th, 2017
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

2016 Programme

8th January, 2016 AGM at 7.00pm followed by
'Hepaticas & Aconites'
Michael Myers

12th February, 2016 7.30pm
'New Plants'
Doug Stewart
A professional horticulturalist, broadcaster on Radio Humberside and very entertaining speaker.

11th March, 2016 7.30pm
'An Ear to the Ground'
Dr. Ken Thompson
Honorary Senior Lecturer at Sheffield University. Author and journalist for the Telegraph Gardening Section

8th April, 2016 7.30pm
'The Versatile World of Salvias'
Leila Jackson
BSc in Horticulture of T3 Wall End Nursery specialising in Salvias & Abutilons.

13th May, 2016 7.30pm
PLANT AUCTION
Members donate plants to be auctioned to raise funds for our group. Non- members welcome!

21st May, 2016 
DAY TRIP
details later

25th June, 2016 
29th Holiday in Essex
Visiting gardens & nurseries, staying at Writtle College.

26th August, 2016 7.30pm
PLANT FORUM
Members bring samples of plants which are looking good from their gardens and give a short talk about each.

9th September, 2016 7.30pm
'From Diaz to Diamonds'
Timothy Walker
Looking at plants of the Western Cape of South Africa one of the most botanically diverse areas of the world

14th October, 2016 7.30pm
PLANT AUCTION

11th November, 2016 7.30pm
'A Plantsman’s Garden in North Yorkshire'
Dr. John Grimshaw
Director of the Castle Howard Arboretum Trust

9th December, 2016 7.30pm
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL & FUN QUIZ


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