2012 Meeting dates:


All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm in Oxenhope Community Centre.

Admission, unless otherwise noted, is £3 for non members, members free. Membership is £15 per year.

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2012 Provisional club programme
January 19th Tom Hart Dyke

Plant Hunter from Lullingstone Castle, Kent

(Non-members tickets £10 enquire 01535 647 974 or 01535 644 447)

February 16th Maurice Baren Europe in Bloom.
March 15th Joe Maiden From Radio Leeds - Vegetable gardening.
April 19th Meg Morton From York Gate Garden.
May 17th Club Visit Waddow Lodge - garden of Peter Foley & Liz Dean at Waddington (near Clitheroe). (Afternoon Visit)
June 20th Club Visit York Gate Garden at Adel (Leeds). (Wednesday 6.30 - 9.00 pm)
July 19th Club Visit High Hall, Steeton - garden of Roger & Christine Lambert. (Meet 7.30 pm)
August 5th Summer Lunch Stepping Stones, Oxenhope. (Sunday)
September 20th Peter Foley Plants for problem places.
October 18th Andy Sturgeon

Making a modern garden. Chelsea multi-gold medallist garden designer.

(Non-members tickets £10 please enquire 01535 647 974 or 01535 644 447)

November 15th Michael Myers Dwarf bulbs throughout the year.


January 2012
A very enjoyable evening was had by all. Thankyou to Tom Hart Dyke for his excellent and entertaining talk.
Tom Hart Dyke and Visitors
Tom Hart Dyke
February 2012
March 2012
Joe Maiden is the well known gardening expert from BBC Radio Leeds who co-presents the Sunday morning programme with Tim Crowther.
April 2012
York Gate Garden is a one-acre garden tucked away behind the ancient church in Adel, Leeds.
The plant sale was very well supported and a total of £155.20 has been raised so far, with more to come. Thankyou to all who brought or bought plants.
May 2012

The entrance to Waddow Lodge Garden, Clitheroe Road, Waddington, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 3HQ is about 1.4 miles along the B6478 out of Clitheroe. Satnav co-ordinates 53.886589,-2.411169 Map here.
Take the A59 Skipton to Clitheroe road. After 15.9 miles turn right onto the A671 towards the centre of Clitheroe for 1.6 miles then leave the town by turning right at a roundabout (with a BP garage on the left) onto the B6478 towards Waddington.
Waddow Lodge is the first house on the left in the village with a very sharp left turn into the drive immediately by the speed limit signs (see image).

June 2012

York Gate Gardens , Back Church Lane, Adel, Leeds, LS16 8DW. Satnav co-ordinates 53.857411,-1.585336 Map here.
Probably best approached from Otley, taking the A660 at the roundabout before Otley town centre, towards Bramhope. After Bramhope, in a further 2¼ miles, turn left into Church Lane at traffic lights (you have passed the Ramada Parkway Hotel and not yet reached the Ring Road). At a junction in about 75 yards York Gate Gardens (and Eccup) is signposted left (see image). Back Church Lane is a further 0.4 mile. Park in the lay-by opposite the Church where there is a signpost indicating the direction to the gardens. Take the public footpath through the churchyard and out through the gate at the far end. Continue straight on and through a second gate. The garden can be seen across the road on the left-hand side.

July 2012

High Hall , St Stephen's Road, Steeton, Keighley, BD20 6SB. Satnav co-ordinates 53.897018,-1.949623 Map here.
Enter Steeton on the B6265 (heading towards Airdale General Hospital) from Keighley; or taking the bypass A629 toward Skipton turn left into Steeton then right at the traffic lights and join the B6265. In 175 yds, after the War Memorial on the right, turn right into St Stephen's Road. No parking is available adjacent to the garden - please follow signs for car parking in the village. Parking in School Street (53.89551,-1.948139) by the traffic lights in the centre of Steeton, turn left by the Goats Head pub, or Mill Lane (53.895504,-1.950223), turn left opposite St Stephens Road. The entrance to the garden is on the left immediately after the church about 160 yds down St Stephen's Road.

August 2012
September 2012
October 2012
Andy Sturgeon is this months guest speaker. He has been named one of the UK’s top ten landscape designers by both the Sunday Times and House and Garden Magazine. He has won 6 Gold medals at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show and also ‘Best in Show’ in 2010. This year Andy has won gold at RHS Chelsea and at the Singapore Garden Festival.

Andy says “I’ve worked on gardens all around the world, from tiny roof terraces to large rambling estates. I adore the space and freedom of designing large rural country gardens just as I relish the challenge and excitement of designing for the urban environment.”

Andy Sturgeon BBC photograph.
November 2012