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Weardale Motor Services

WMS have the following garden related trips planned for 2021.  Further details from weardale-travel.co.uk 15th April – Heighlegate and Boundary Mill 24th April – Harrogate Spring Flower Show 14th July – Great Yorkshire Show 21st August –...


The RHS is cancelling the Malvern Spring Festival, planned for May 2021.  It is still hoped the Autumn show will go ahead.


The NGS has launched a series of live on-line talks and garden visits for February and March – ngs.org.uk.  Prices range from £10 to £25.

Botanic Garden, Durham

Like ourselves, the Friends of the Botanic Garden Committee, have been struggling to plan their 2021 programme.  They have decided to postpone all speakers from January to July incl., and are also looking to organise virtual talks on line.  2021 Day trips have also...

Chelsea moved to September

The 2021 Chelsea Flower Show, which would have taken place between 18 and 23 May, has now been moved to September 21-26. It is hoped that in September millions more people will have been vaccinated so mass outdoor events will be able to go ahead safely, with 140,000...

2021 Programme

Sorry we are still unable to either finalise or distribute a programme for 2021.  At the moment no speakers are willing to commit to any 2021 dates, and of course we are not able to meet in the Town Hall, or travel to gardens for visits. We will get back to all...

Garden Tours

The NGS as a host of virtual garden visits on the website.  All are free.  This month there is also advice on planting bare shrub roses.

Northumbrian Flowers

Katharine Norris, of Northumbrian Flowers.co.uk, is running a series of virtual workshops via Zoom.  Titles include: Growing Dahlias for cut flowers Sowing for Summer flowers Growing Roses Growing Sweet Peas Most are 2 hr in duration, and costs vary from £45.  Further...

Martin Fish

Martin Fish, who has given a talk at the club, and whose garden we visited near Thirsk, has a useful YouTube site where he posts weekly garden updates and advice – see Pots and Trowels.