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Talks Programme




Talks start  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




Thursday 30th

Unnatural Gardening

A talk by Peter Williams

A retired plant scientist Peter will look at the concept of natural gardening including questions as to whether this current fashion is possible, sustainable or even desirable. 




Thursday 13th

Spring Fever

Anne Wright botanist from Dryad Nurseries will talk about plants, combinations and tricks to keep your garden sparkling through the winter and spring seasons.

Unusual snowdrop varieties for sale.






Thursday 12th

An Introduction to Victorian Gardens

Louise Wickham Yorkshire Gardens Trust will tell us what we can learn about Victorian gardens through a closer look at Brodsworth, Grinkle Park and Cragside.







Thursday 9 April

Tips and Tricks for Allotment Gardening on a Budget

Phil Gomersal President of the National Allotment Society

An introduction to the joys of having an allotment and anecdotes and suggestions for running your allotment - or veg plot - on a shoestring.


Dryad Nurseries link Yorkshire Gardens Trust link National Allotment Society link