Welcome to our programme for 2018

Unless otherwise stated, events take place at Paxton Hall, Headingley on Fridays at 7.30


January 12th       AGM  followed by Professor Alastair Fitter  CBE FRS   Ecologist & Author from the University of York.       

‘Mycorrhizal Fungi’


February 9th           Mark Jackson –  Head Gardener at Newby Hall

‘Newby Hall Gardens’


March 9th           Heather Russell  from Northumberland

A welcome return by Heather talking of the changes she has made in ‘My Dream Garden’


April 13th       Sally Gregson  of Mill Cottage Plants, Henley Mill, Wookey, Somerset, specialist in Hydrangeas & Epimediums

                                 Nurserywoman & Author

                   ‘The Plant Lovers Guide to Epimediums’

to order plants for her to bring along, click here to go to her website




 Saturday June 30th – 4th July   HOLIDAY TO NORFOLK

Itinerary of the holiday

Pricing and Booking form


 Saturday July 28th    DAY TRIP

To Wynyard Hall and the Northeast

Depart Paxton 9.00am  –  43 miles 1 hour to:

Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske YO7 4EU arriving 10.00am. Garden tour by owner Michael Mallaby


Depart 11.15  – 36 miles 45 mins to:

Wynyard Hall, Stockton on Tees, Billingham TS22 5NF arriving noon.

Depart 2.00pm  18 miles 30 mins to:

Woodside House,  Charles & Jean Crompton, Witton Park, Bishop Auckland

DL14 0DU.  Arrive 2.30pm  NGS 3 acre garden. Refreshments.

Depart  approx..3.45pm 73 miles to Paxton arriving approx.  5.30pm

There is a café at Wynyard Hall where food may be purchased or bring a packed lunch  to be eaten on the coach. 

Day Trip Booking form


August 31st     PLANT FORUM– bring along anything looking good    from your garden, enjoy a friendly chat about plants & pick up tips along the way.


September 14th          Another welcome return by Bob Brown of Cotswold Garden Flowers

                ‘Plants Grow in Dirt’

A talk designed to stimulate & provoke

To order plants for him to bring along, click here to go to his website 


October 12th          AUTUMN PLANT AUCTION


November 9th          David Hall – of  the famous nursery Halls of Heddon  ‘Dahlias’


 December 14th      Christmas  Social – see videos from our events this year, enjoy a fun quiz,  supper and chat.


Summer Evening Garden Visits – details on separate page.