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Evening Opening – Raby Castle Gardens

Raby Castle, Staindrop, a holding a series of evening openings of the park and walled garden.  The next opening date is July 11th, 6 pm to 10.30pm, when you can stroll through the deer park, and enjoy the walled garden where there will be candlelight and soft music....

Open Garden, 12th July

Bob Tridgett is opening his garden at Oliver Ford on 12th July, from 1 to 5pm.  This is a three acre garden which the Club visited some years ago.  The address is Oliver Ford Garden, Long Edge Lane, Rowley, DH8 9HG. (Turn right off the A68 at the Rowley cross roads...

RHS

The RHS has now cancelled the Hampton Palace Garden Festival – which had been postponed until September.  Similarly, Hyde Hall Flower Show, and Rosemoor Flower Show are also cancelled. This means that all remaining shows in 2020 will now not take...

Botanic Garden, Durham

Durham University have taken the decision that the Botanic Garden will not open until September, at the earliest.  Further information will be posted on their website asap.

July meeting cancelled

Sadly we now have to also cancel our July meeting, which was a visit to New Cottage garden and three neighbouring NGS gardens at Croft, Darlington.   We hope to rearrange the visit to the same month in 2021. We hope all members and their loved ones are safe and well,...

British Flowers Week

15-21 June 2020 is BRITISH FLOWERS WEEK, supported by The Duchess of Cornwall.  As a keen gardener,  Her Royal Highness has created her own arrangement of British flowers grown and picked by her at Birkhall, Scotland, featuring forget-me-nots, cranesbill, alchemilla,...

Flower Delivery

Emm Shaw is offering a delivery service if you wish to purchase flowers/foliage and foam to make an arrangement at home for yourself, or as a gift.  Contact her on 01388 529188, or comment on her Facebook page.  

OPEN gardens!

The NGS yesterday announced that some gardens are now opening for visits!  Details from the NGS website. Thornton Hall, Darlington, has announced the following open dates: Wednesdays 10th June, 17th June, 24th June, 1st, 8th and 15th  July, plus Sunday 5th July.  Tea,...

NGS gardens

There will be no gardens open this year under the National Gardens Scheme – for the first time in 93 years.  The NGS was expected to see 3,700 private gardens open to the public this summer to raise money for nursing charities including Marie Curie and...

September Shows

The RHS have planned the following shows in September – updates will be on their website. Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, 10-15th Hyde Hall, 2-6th Rosemoor, 18-20th The Harrogate Autumn Flower Show hopes to go ahead as sheduled 18-20th, as does Malvern,...