2024 Meeting dates:


For just £25 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 £25 per year.


2024 Club Programme
Date Speaker Details
January No Meeting  
15th February Ben Preston Cliff Bank Nursery
Ben and his partner moved into Cliff Bank in March 2022 and have spent 2 years getting the nursery ready to open in March this year. You can read their story here.
21st March Nigel Hopes Nigel and wife Samantha are creating and building their own garden, propagating and growing a range of unusual plants at home to sell at their talks .. Hopes Garden Plants
Nigel will be speaking about 'A year in John's garden' .. Ashwood Nursery.
He will be bringing plants for sale to the meeting.
18h April Dr Andrew Ward Norwell Nurseries & Gardens
Andrew will speak about Indispensable Plants. A selection of more uncommon plants which, for a variety of reasons, are a must in our garden.
Andrew trained as a Plant Breeder and started Norwell Nurseries and Gardens 29 years ago with his wife Helen. The garden holds over 2,500 different varieties of plant and has featured in many magazines including Country Living, Country Life, English Gardener, Landscaper Magazine, Gardens Illustrated, and the RHS Garden magazine. It has been been included since 2013 in the highly prestigious publication Great Gardens to Visit. It is renown for colour from spring but especially in the autumn when the National Collection of Hardy Chrysanthemums can be seen. They also hold the National Collection of Astrantias.
16th May Jason Williams Cloud Gardener & Chelsea Medal winner
Jason is a multi-award winning garden deisgner, based in Manchester. He moved into his apartment in March 2020. Then the pandemic hit. Lockdown turned from days, to weeks then slowly to months. His balcony became an escape. It went from 1 marigold to a mini paradise.
However, he slowly learned that balcony gardening has it's own challenges. There was little to no representation online discussing the difficulties balcony gardening. So he decided to make a Youtube Channel documenting his learnings to help others with container gardening. His channel then became an outlet for him to express his struggles with Mental Health.
The more he shared, the more he realised that his honesty resonated with people. The channel grew rapidly and has expanded across all forms of social media, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and even TikTok. He has turned Cloud Gardener UK into a brand and his mission is to continue to recruit more urban container gardeners and show people "How to start a small space garden"

6th June

Plant Sale The plant sale will be held on Thursday, June 6th at 7.30 pm. There will be a wonderful collection of plants for sale and a delicious selection of cakes to be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee, not forgetting the opportunity of winning something good in the raffle. Members donating plants should aim to arrive around 7pm. Please label plants and bring your own bags or boxes for purchases.
27th Junr (Thursday) Garden Visit Gresgarth Hall near Kirby Lonsdale. The club have arranged a private visit and a talk by the head gardener. We will be meeting at Gresgarth at 11 am.
The cost of the visit will be £15 which can be paid on the day.
How to get there:- map or What3words ///aced.scar.officials
29th July (Monday) Garden Visit Goldsborough Hall near Knaresborough. The visit includes a tour of the house at 2pm, a garden tour at 3pm, followed by tea and scones at 4pm.
The cost of this visit is £22. We will need full payment of this at the latest by the plant sale on 6th June as the club has to pay in full for this visit by the end of June.
How to get there:- map or What3words ///conductor.fine.huddle
19th September Katy Merrington The Hepworth .... Our Key Speaker for 2024
17th October To be confirmed  
21st November Martin and Jill Fish Simply Gardening & Senior RHS Show Judge
December No Meeting