2017-2018 Programme

  • September 12th

    In The Shade

    Jacqui Iddon

    A long awaited return visit from this very popular nurserywoman from Lancashire where she specialises in hardy plants. A very creative family with husband Tom Dagnall sculptor & daughter Tilly printmaker & sculptor whose work is on display in a gallery in their lovely 1.5 acre garden. Plants for Sale

  • October 10th

    Plants for Autumn Colour

    John Foley

    Another very welcome return visit from nurseryman John of Holden Clough Nursery. In 2012 John was BBC Young Gardener of the Year. His plants experience up to 6 feet of rainfall & record low temperatures - 'If it will grow at Holden Clough it will grow anywhere'. Plants for Sale.

  • November 14th

    ‘What have plants ever done for us?

    Tomothy Walker

    Welcome back this extremely knowledgeable & entertaining speaker from Oxford. Timothy was awarded a Master of Horticulture from the RHS. He worked from 1986 at the Oxford Botanic Garden finishing as Director from 2002 – 2014. If you have not yet heard one of the best horticultural speakers now is your chance!

  • December 12th

    Behind the Scenes at the Harrogate Flower Shows

    Nick Smith

    Nick has a background of landscape architecture, design and management & in 2013 joined the North of England Horticultural Society as Show Director of two of the best Flower Shows in the country so come & enjoy along with some festive nibbles!

  • January 9th

    Dr. John Grimshaw

    A Plantsman's Garden in North Yorkshire

    In 2012 John became the Director of The Yorkshire Arboretum, North Yorkshire on the Castle Howard estate. He holds a first class degree in botany & doctorate in African forest ecology from Oxford University. He worked as Research & Development Manager at the famous Sahin nursery in the Netherlands, followed by the position of Garden Manager at Colesbourne Park near Cheltenham. He has travelled widely & written a number of books and is in great demand as a speaker.

  • February 13th

    Once seen never forgotten

    Don Witton

    A welcome return visit for Don from Sheffield where he holds a National Collection of Euphorbias on his allotment. An enthusiastic & excellent speaker on many horticultural topics. Plants for Sale.

  • March 13th

    "When will it Flower" – Climate Change & Phenolgy

    Dr. Alastair Fitter CBE, FRS

    Professor Fitter is a distinguished plant ecologist specialising in, amongst others, phenology – the study of how plant & animal life is influenced by variations in climate. He was a professor at York University from 1972 – 2010 where for the last 6 years before he retired he was Pro-Vice- Chancellor for Research. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2005 and is Chair of the Trustees of the Yorkshire Arboretum and a former Director of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

  • April 10th

    Plant Auction

    Nidderdale Hardy Planters

    On 10th April we will be hosting a plant Auction.

  • May 8th

    Brilliant without Flowers

    Howard Drury

    Another welcome return visit for Howard so we can once again enjoy his very professional audio & visual presentations. Tonight he's concentrating on foliage. Please note that this talk will probably last for one and a half hours.