Our programme for this year

Events take place at Paxton Hall, Headingley on Fridays at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated. Free refreshments are served from 7pm

External events are shown with a green heading

10 Jan – AGM followed by Wack’s Wicked Plants

Carnivorous Plants-Love at first bite!

14 FebMichael Myers

Alpines in the wild and cultivation

13 March – Stella Rankin, Kevock Garden Plants

‘A hobby that got out of hand’

Kevock Garden Plants is a multi Gold Medal winning Scottish nursery

10 April – Kevin Hughes, Cally Garden

‘Cally Garden: a living extravaganza’

Kevin took on the iconic garden and nursery in 2018 since when he has been working to restore it and make it a haven for wildlife

8 May – Spring Auction

Free admission for non members

22 May – Garden Visit

Evening visit – details to follow

12 June (Friday) – Day Trip

Member price £35, Guest price £40

  1. Depart Paxton Hall 08:15
  2. 13, Westfield Road, Swadlincote, DE11 0BG
  3. Arrive 10:45
  4. Tea/coffee with cake/scone
  5. Depart 11:45
  6. John Massey’s garden tour and Ashwood Nursery, Kingswinford.
  7. Arrive 13:10
  8. There is a café on site but no refreshments are included in the tour price.
  9. Our garden tour time is 2pm. There will also be nursery browsing time after the tour.
  10. Depart 16:15
  11. Hopefully arriving back at Paxton around 19:15

19 June – Garden visit

Evening visit – details to follow

4 – 8 July – Holiday in South Devon

Notable gardens will include The Garden House and Wildside

July/August – Evening Visits

Two further evening visits are in preparation

28 Aug – Plant forum

An informal evening where we consider what is looking good, or not so good, in members’ gardens

11 SeptCaroline Williamson , RHS

RHS Bridgewater

Caroline is Team Leader for the Outer Walled Garden -Come and hear about the RHS new garden in the North West

9 Oct – Autumn Auction

Free admission for non members

13 Nov – Julian Sutton, Desirable Plants

Adventures with fancy foliage

Julian is a most knowledgeable and highly regarded plantsman

11 Dec – Christmas social