2013 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.

2013 Club programme
January 17th Pippa and Andrew Chapman 

Organic Gardening

Pippa and Andrew are from Those Plant People
February 21st David Allison A Vegetable Growers Year
David is National Editor of Simply Veg
March 21st Trevor Nicholson The Himalayan Garden at Harewood
Trevor is head gardener at Harewood
April 18th John Foley RHS Hardy Plants for the Spring Garden
John, of Holden Clough Nursery was BBC Young Gardener of the Year 2012
May 16th PLANT SALE Bring your plants, cakes, garden produce, conserves to raise funds for next years guest speakers.
June 20th VISIT

Evening visit to Fern Cottage, Steeton at 7.00 pm.

The garden of Pippa and Andrew Chapman

Fern Cottage, Keighley Road, Steeton, BD20 6QR

SatNav co-ordinates: 53.893661,-1.936233

Map here.

Travelling from Keighley bear left on the B6265, at the Hardings Road roundabout, through Utley. As you are entering Steeton there is a rock on the left with "Steeton with Eastburn" written on it. Fern Cottage is the first drive on the left about 100 yards past the rock and 1.7 miles after the Hardings Road roundabout. The drive is marked "Stiverton House".

Travelling from Skipton (A629) or Ilkley (A6034) take the turning off the roundabout signposted "Steeton and Silsden train station" and carry on up Station Road until the traffic lights. Turn left at the traffic lights along Keighley Road; the road bears to the right round a bend then it is the next driveway on the right. The drive is marked "Stiverton House".

Please park in front of the main house or on the cobbled area.

Travelling by train walk up Station Road to the traffic lights, turn left and walk along Keighley Road. The road bends to the right and Fern Cottage is the first drive on the right, marked "Stiverton House". It is about 10-15 minutes walk.

July 21st SUMMER LUNCH Sunday, 12.30 pm at High Crag, Pecket Well, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8QJ
Bring food to share.

Postcode: HX7 8QJ
SatNav co-ordinates: 53.758879,-2.009422
Map here.

'High Crag' is on the A6033 Keighley to Hebden Bridge road just by the 50mph speed signs at the end of the village, on the right heading towards Hebden Bridge, 0.3 mile after passing the 'Robin Hood Inn.'
The house name is displayed low down on the wall at the entrance.
Parking is on the main road once the spaces on the drive have been taken, there is room on the drive for about four or five cars.
The bus stop is almost opposite the house so for those travelling that way just cross the road and its a few steps along. Timetable here.

Please note that the garden is on a slope and is stepped. There are various routes though the garden and the steps downwards are all made up of very large rocks and might be a bit of a challenge for some people.
The top garden round the house is reasonably flat and there are seats in various parts of the garden.
Partners of club members will be welcome.

July 27th VISIT Outing by coach to RHS Tatton Flower Show
On Saturday 27th meet at Oxenhope station car park at 8.15 am for a prompt 8.30 am departure. The coach will leave Tatton Park at 4.00 pm to return to Oxenhope.
There is one spare ticket now available for the trip to Tatton Park; total cost £33 including coach fare and admission to the flower show. If you, or anyone you know, would like to go on this trip to the Flower Show please let me know as soon as possible. email here or telephone 01535 642 684
September 19th Susie White 

A Blank Canvas - making a garden from scratch

Garden Writer, Author, Lecturer and Photographer from Northumberland
October 17th Kevin Pratt

Fritillaries and Private Gardens of Cheshire

November 21st Fergus Garrett

An evening with Fergus Garrett

Fergus is head gardener at Great Dixter near Hastings in East Sussex.
Book now for Fergus Garrett, our speaker at this months meeting. For tickets, price £10, telephone 01535 644 447 or contact the treasurer.

At this months meeting we will be having a Plant Sale Table to raise funds for the club. Please donate plants priced as you think appropriate.

December NO MEETING