Garden Club

The committee has been working to prepare a programme of events from September. We are mindful of continuing uncertainty about what can be offered, and in the first instance have confirmed with visiting speakers a series of events which will run until the end of 2021. Plans are in place to continue the programme beyond that point, and if all goes well these will be made public in due course.


The committee has decided to act on suggestions from the membership. Please, where possible, would all member attendees wear masks for the meeting and be fully vaccinated. The Johnson Room will be well ventilated and seating spaced appropriately. Doors and some windows will be open, and so the room temperature may be less warm than is usual.

The Garden Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Johnson Room.
Each month we invite an expert to speak on a variety of gardening topics and we organise a number of garden outings.

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Wednesday 8th September
Michael Myers ‘Low maintenance and wild flower gardens’

Wednesday 13th October
Jill Cunningham: ‘Fungi – their nature and functions’.
Jill is a mycologist from Darlington. She will bring samples and pictures and invites members to keep an Autumn eye open in woods and fields for contributions to the discussion.

Wednesday 10th November
Chris Small: ‘Winter colour in the garden’.
Chris runs Orchard Nurseries’, Stockton on the Forest, nr York. Expect a selection of plants for sale.

Wednesday 8th December
Christmas Special
Simon Cross: ‘The healing power of gardens: horticulture as therapy’.
Simon is from Northdale Horticulture, nr Northallerton.

Committee membership:
Chairman: Ron Pearce
Deputy Chair: John Kay
Treasurer: Jean Noble
Programme Secretary: George Reid
Publicity: Marian McDonald and Mike Toogood.
RHS Liaison: Jean Holmes
Refreshment coordinator: Jenny Bromley