Welcome to the Upper Esk Valley Gardening Club. The garden club meets on the first Monday in the month at 7:30pm in the Ley Hall, Lealholm, except for when we are making outside visits. New members are very welcome.

There is a plant sale and seed swap each meeting –money going to club funds.

Annual members’ fee is £5 per year + £1 on each club night. £3 non-members.

For more information telephone Pauline Elliot on 01287 660137 or Heather Mather on 01287 669104.

And don’t forget to check out Recent Posts for meeting reports and announcements.

Next meeting

Our next meeting of the gardening club will be on MONDAY 1 APRIL 7.30 AT LEY HALL LEALHOLM.

The speaker for the night will be Sarah Hopps who will give a talk and illustrated presentation on ‘The All Seasons Garden’. Sarah is an experienced gardener and panellist on BBC Radio North and she will bring plants to sell. I’m sure you will find it an entertaining evening so hope you can come.

The competition is a photo of your own garden and tea and coffee will be served after the talk.

Next month is our annual plant sale and if anyone has plants we could sell for club funds that would be most welcome (Saturday 11 May at Castleton Village Hall 10-12am)


Schedule of Meetings

4th March Gardeners Question Time hosted by Roger Burnett Head Gardener Community Environment Officer from Scarborough Borough Council
Bulb competition(bulbs given out last October)
Potato sets and bags will be given out for the competiton in August

1st April Talk by Sarah Hopps on ‘The All Seasons Garden’
Competition: photo of your own garden

11th May Plant sale in Castleton Village Hall 10 – 12am

5thJune Visit to Sleightholmedale Lodge Garden (YO62 7JG) N.G.S open day 2pm – 6pm £5

July Visit to Mount Grace Priory date to be agreed

5th August Potato competion meet at Fryup Village Hall 7.30pm details later

2nd September Talk and presentation by Mike McQuade on pruning/propagation
Competition bunch of herbs.

7th October Karen Greenwood from English Heritage. Talk titled ‘Horrible Horticulture’
Competition Autumn flower from your own garden

4th November Talk by Graeme Watson on ‘His Gardening Year’
Competition Autumn foliage

2nd December Members Christmas party night
Competition is own decoration made on the night.

Other dates for your diary not organised by the club

  • Flower Power Fairs Newburgh Priory Coxwold 14th April
  • Cedar Barn Farm Shop Pickering 19 May
  • Constable Burton 7th July
  • Wynard Park 21 July
  • Harrogate Spring show dates 25-28 April
  • Harrogate Autumn show dates 13-15 Sept.