2019 Meeting dates:


For just £20 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 £5 for non members, members free. Membership is £20 per year.

2019 Club programme
January 17th Anna Pavord An Evening with Anna Pavord
Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for The Independent and the author of a number of books on plants and gardening. She is an associate editor of Gardens Illustrated magazine, has written for The Observer for some twenty years, and contributed to Country Life, Country Living and Elle Decoration.
Anna is our keynote speaker for 2019. Admission will be £10 in advance for non members or £12.50 on the door. Book here.
Listen to Anna on BBC Desert Island Discs here.
Watch Anna in her garden in Dorset here.
February 21st Ben Preston The Garden at York Gate
Ben (the Cycling Gardener) recently (February 2018) started work as Head Gardener at Perennial’s York Gate Garden, Leeds. After studying Horticulture at Nottingham Trent University he had completed a HBGTP (Historic and Botanic Gardens Trainee Programme) placement at Audley End in 2014 and then, had worked as Head Gardener at Goldsborough Hall, Knaresborough, and a small private garden in North Yorkshire. The HBGTP programmes represent a truly exceptional opportunity for committed and enthusiastic horticulturists to progress their careers. By working alongside the professional teams within exceptional British gardens, trainees build a solid technical knowledge and acquire high-level practical skills.
York Gate Gardens next open days are 16th - 24th February for a snowdrop special.
March 21st Rosy Hardy Spring Flowering Perennials
Owner of Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants
There will be a plant sale
Rosy is the driving force behind the Hampshire-based Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants and over the past twenty years together with her husband Rob they have developed it into one of the UK's leading nurseries, stocking over 1,200 plant varieties. Winners of 21 prestigious Gold Medals at the Chelsea Flower Show as well as numerous medals at the other RHS flower shows. Rosy is the most decorated female exhibitor at Chelsea Flower Show to date.
April 18th Martin Ogle Martin is Head Gardener at Lowther Castle and he will be talking about the 20 year project that is in progress to restore the gardens, which date back to the 17th century. The project includes the 21st century contribution from world famous landscape designer, Dan Pearson, who has been involved with the restoration since 2004 in particular with the design of a new parterre garden.
Read about Lowther Castle in 'The Reckless Gardener'
Nobody knows the gardens at Lowther Castle like Martin Ogle, the head gardener. He knew the place as a boy and has been head gardener there since 2012. You can join Martin on a tour of the gardens and share his unique insight.
May 16th CLUB PLANT SALE Tea, Coffee and Cake
June Visit York Gate Coach from Oxenhope
Date TBC
July Visit Trawdon Make your own way
Date TBC
August Visit Lowther Castle Gardens Coach from Oxenhope
Date TBC
September 19th Bridget Marshall NGS, what it's all about & Yorkshire Gardens
Bridget is the County Organiser of 'National Open Garden Scheme' (NGS).
October 17th Tony Russell Editor of gardening books including 'Gardens to Visit' and BBC Broadcaster
November 21st Annie Milburn 'A Christmas Arrangement From the Garden'
From Rosa Rugosa at Haworth
December   NO MEETING