2018 Meeting dates:


For just £15 you get a season of stimulating evening talks by big names in gardening, and visits to iconic gardens in the summer months. Why not come and join us?

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.

2018 Club programme
January 18th Russ Watkins The Winter Garden
Preceded by the club Annual General Meeting
Russ is a Team Leader at RHS Harlow Carr
February 15th Phil Airey Horticap
Horticap is based at Bluecoat Wood Nurseries, Otley Road in Harrogate where suitably qualified staff and a team of volunteers provide adults with learning and other disabilities training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills in a supportive and friendly working environment so that they may develop their social and communication abilities. Horticap aims to help students extend their knowledge and skills, through structured training using professionally qualified staff and volunteers and thereby build, maintain and grow a beautiful garden for members of the public of all ages to enjoy which includes a wildlife and bird spotting area, as well as beautiful flowers, plants, trees and shrubs.
March 15th Michael Myers Wild Flower Gardens With Style
Michael is a lecturer at Craven College. Botanical and gardening tweets from a self-confessed plantaholic with a weakness for snowdrops.
Galanthus plicatus 'E. A Bowles' Value: around £150. was found in 2004 by Michael Myers in the garden of the famous plantsman, E A Bowles and named for him. In the long run this is going to be one of the most popular varieties grown. It's a superb snowdrop, one of the best ever found, with six large pure white petals. Spectacularly vigorous, often having two flowers per bulb and flowering even on small side bulbs, flowering relatively late in the season. It also has broad blue-green leaves with folded edges. Other poculiform varieties had been found but none had survived.
April 19th Tom Atwood The Restoration Gardens
May 17th   Club Plant Sale
Fundraising for your club. Plants, tea, coffee and cake.
Non members welcome, no charge for admission
June 21st (Thursday)   Visit to Todmorden Rhododendrons
July 8th (Sunday)  

Visit to Gresgarth

August 16th (Thursday)   Visit to be announced
September 20th Samantha Hopes Becoming a plantswoman
October 18th Fergus Garrett An evening with
Fergus is our keynote speaker for 2018
November 15th Mark Jackson Revamping Those Famous Long Borders
Mark is Head Gardener at Newby Hall
December   NO MEETING