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Talks Programme

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

Autumn/Winter Talks

2017-18 Season


Tuesday 26 September           The Merits of Short- as well as Long-Flowering Plants

                                                             An illustrated talk by Dr Andrew Ward of Norwell Nurseries


Tuesday 17 October                  This year's Geoffrey Smith Memorial Lecture will be given

                                                             by Roger Burnett from Scarborough Borough Council Parks Department

                                                             and Britain in Bloom judge

                                                             Non-members - £10


Tuesday 14 November              The Autumn Garden

                                                             An illustrated talk by Peter Foley, formerly from Holden Clough Nursery


Tuesday 5 December                The Drunken Gardener

                                                             The latest illustrated talk by Doug Stewart


Tuesday 16 January                 Gardening Tips and Unusual Garden Facts

                                                             An illustrated talk by Paul Robinson, the 'Laughing Gardener'


Tuesday 13 February               Recent Developments at Harlow Carr

                                                             An illustrated talk by Paul Cook, Curator of RHS Garden Harlow Carr


Tuesday 20 March                    Veg My Way

                                                             An illustrated talk by David Metcalf from the National Vegetable Society


Tuesday 3 April - please note this date has changed (was 10 April) owing to unforeseen circumstances


                                                          Gardening using Culinary Herbs

                                                             A demonstration by Paul Turner from Garth Cottage Herbs


Tuesday 8 May                          Annual General Meeting - followed by

                                                        Gardening on the Radio - an illustrated talk by Julia Lewis from BBC Radio York