Otley & District Gardening Club
The Otley & District Gardening Club meets at Otley Village Hall once a month on the first Monday evening at 7:30 pm. We invite a different gardening expert each month to tell us about a gardening or nature topic and to answer our questions, aiming for a lively and interactive evening with time for refreshments and a chat.
We are a friendly group of mostly non-expert gardening amateurs or just interested novices, and we're always happy to welcome visitors and new members from far and wide. Our season starts in September with monthly meetings up to Christmas, and after a winter break we recommence in March .
As well as our meetings we aim to hold a Spring Open Plant sale, to make a Spring Club visit to a local gardening venue, and in summer we venture further afield on our annual outing. These events are also open to members' partners and/or guests.
Annual Membership of our club is £10, and the entrance to our monthly meetings is £1.50 (non-members £4.00) which includes refreshments.
To find out more please contact Chairman Phil Pollard on 07880 627984, (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or just come along to a monthly meeting
The full 2018-19 programme is detailed below.
2018 - 2019 Programme
3rd September "Winter Pruning" Graeme Proctor
1st October "Bulbs Galore!" Matthew Long
5th November "Plants for Winter Interest" Matthew Tanton Brown
3rd December "Christmas Floral Craft" Sue Montgomery
4th March "Butterfly Gardening" Dr Ian Bedford
1st April (AGM) "Ornamental Grasses" Lucinda Skinner
29 April Spring Local Visit (evening) Blakenham Tomato Glasshouses
6th May "Gardening for Wildlife" John Lewis
25 May (10:30) Open Plant Sale (all welcome, refreshments available)
12 June (Leaving Otley at 08:30 am) Summer coach day outing to Kew Gardens
2 September "A Year in the Life of a Cottage Garden" Andrew Sankey
7 October "The Perfect Growing Medium" David Coop
4 November "Snowdrops" Joe Sharman
2 December "Christmas Horticultural Quiz" Matthew Tanton Brown