2019 Programme

All talks commence at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated, and take place at Paxton Hall, Headingley.

There is a monthly raffle apart from the months when we have a Plant Auction and during the summer months. Tickets £1.00. Prizes – good quality plants.

 January 11th 

AGM followed by

Woodland Plants for Connoisseurs

Michael Myers

Plantsman and Lecturer, Michael has a particular interest in alpine and woodland plants which he grows in his garden at Summerbridge.

February 8th   

Sledmere Gardens through the Year

Andrew Karavics 

 Andrew trained at Bishop Burton College & arrived at Sledmere House in 2009 having moved south from Cambo in Fife. He became Head Gardener in 2011.

March 8th

“Things that turn me on” – Confessions of a Plant Freak

Nick Macer

Nick is the owner of Pan Global Plants. He describes himself as a ‘Globetrotting botanical nerd’.

April 12th

Shady characters and shy maidens

Peter Williams

Regular contributor to the HPS Journal, Peter has a wonderful 3 acre garden in East Yorkshire, where he also propagates an amazing variety of plants.  We visited his garden – Weathervane House – on our Day Trip in 2016.

May 4th

THE MAGIC OF PLANTS  – biennial conference

See conference page for further details.

May 10th

Spring Plant Auction

Free admission for non-members

Summer visits, Holiday and Day Trip

Dates and locations to be confirmed

August 30th

Plant Forum
Bring along anything looking good from your garden
Enjoy a friendly chat about plants & pick up tips along the way.

September 13th


Samantha & Nigel Hopes

Samantha and Nigel are the owners of Hope’s Garden Plants in the West Midlands, where they manage the national collection of Primula auricula.

October 11th

Autumn Plant Auction

Free admission for non-members

November 8th

Weeding of the 5000

Jaime Blake

Jaime is Head Gardener at Bressingham Gardens, Norfolk

December 13th

Christmas Social 

See videos of our events this year, enjoy a fun quiz, supper and a chat.