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Talks Programme





Tuesday 22 January 2019

Changing faces of National Trust Gardens in York

An illustrated talk by Sam Shipman Head Gardener York area properties.

Looking at National Trust gardens in York and how they became National Trust gardens.

What's currently happening and their future direction.


Tuesday 12 February 2019

Camassias, Chris, Chelsea and Chaos

A light hearted talk by Stella Exley of Hare Spring Cottage plants

(National collection owner of Camassias)

Behind the scenes growing for Chelsea designer Chris Beardshaw.

Plants will be available to purchase.


Tuesday 19 March 2019

Four Seasons at Slack Top Alpine Nursery

An illustrated talk by Michael Mitchell. Plants will be available to purchase.


Tuesday 9 April 2019

My Garden Landscaping journey from ABC to the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden at Chelsea

An illustrated talk by Mark Gregory, Chelsea Gold Medal winner 2018

Please note Guests and Visitors Entry ticket £7.50

ABC students £2.50 on production of student ID card


Tuesday 7 May 2019

Annual General Meeting

followed by Cut Flower farming - Holme Flowers story

A demonstration by Sue Barrington and Wendy Jefferson



2019 Autumn programme details available soon.


Unless otherwise stated, all talks take place on Tuesdays, starting  at 7.30 pm at The Conference Centre, Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York YO23 3FR


Members FREE

Non-members £5 on the door unless otherwise stated