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News & Reviews

Sad news

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Les Everett, Tarn’s husband of 51 years, passed away on Tuesday, 4th August. Many of you will know Tarn as a long-standing Membership Secretary of this society. Les was very supportive to her in that role and was a great friend to the society. He passed away very peacefully at their new home, near their daughter, in Hertfordshire.

2020 Annual Flower & Produce Show

I am saddened to advise you that our Annual Show due to be held on 5th September 2020 has been cancelled.

The Society’s Show Committee have reviewed the situation very carefully and feel that, even with the proposed lifting of government restrictions, there are too many issues involved in safely running a Show such as ours this September.

We are still intending to hold our Shows in the future, and are working hard to improve the experience.

I would like to take this opportunity of inviting you all to next year’s show on 4th September 2021, when you will find all your old favourites and possibly something new!


Members Gardens Visit Sunday 7th June

Unfortunately, due to current restrictions and the ongoing safety and well being of our members we have wirh regret cancelled the proposed visits.

They will be rescheduled for 2021

Even More Photos added

As with many clubs and societies, we are no longer able to share our gardening triumphs (or disasters) with each other.So why not photograph them and send them to adelhort@btinternet.com and we can share them on our website, and make everyone smile.

Important Update

First, and most importantly, I hope this email finds you safe and well. It goes without saying that the health and well-being of our members remains our first priority.

We are therefore following government recommendations and cancelling our April and May Monthly Meetings and two of the Outings planned for over the summer.

Visits to our member’s gardens are still scheduled to take place but will depend on any further restrictions. Please refer to the Outings page for any updates.

We are still continuing to plan for our Annual Show in September and more details will be available in the coming months.

March Meeting

This month’s talk “To water or not to water? That is the Question” seemed a little inappropriate in view of the current weather conditions so our speakers John and Gail Summerfield entertained us with an insight into behind the scenes at their nursery Westshores which specialises in the production of ornamental grasses and autumn flowering perennials.

Sad News

Some of you may already know, Geoff Bradbury has recently passed away in hospital.

Geoff was an important member of our Society, not only as Chairman but also as an active Vice President. Many of you will remember him and Freda running the plant stalls which they successfully ran twice a year to support the Spring and Autumn Flower Shows as well as his input into the Society's stand at the Leeds Show.

Geoff was an important contribiutor to  and later, on the organising committee of Leeds in Bloom. Many will remember him as well a successful exhibitor of both flowers and vegetables in several local shows.

Their wonderful garden on the Crescent was famous and we were lucky enough to share Val Crompton's photographs of the garden throughout the seasons with Geoff and Freda at our last AGM in November.

His funeral service will be on Wenesday March 4th at Hunslet Cemetery at 10.00am, followed by the internment at Whinmoor Cemetery.

The family have not organised a wake but will probably go for a drink and anyone is very welcome to join them.


New Name

In line with our fresh start for 2020 the society has rebranded itself as Adel Gardeners, which better reflects who we are. A group of like minded enthusiastic people who enjoy gardening, sharing experiences and practical advise as well as enjoying entertaining and informative meetings and enjoyable garden visits. So why not come along and meet us.

February Meeting

Growing fruit in confined spaces - Clifford Cain



An interesting and informative talk on pruning, caring for and the maintenance of fruit tree and soft fruit As gardeners many people tend to banish edible plants to other parts of the garden or to the allotment, yet there are numerous edible plants that are suited and deserve a place in more visible locations. fruit can have a place in the ornamental garden because they provide colour, shape or height

 January meeting

10 ways to a better garden - Doug Stewart 


If Doug was a chef, this would surely be his signature dish. A blend of encyclopaedic knowledge and perfectly pitched humour the talk provides inspiration from some of the finest gardens in the world and tempts you to consider 10 easy ways to create your very own dream garden.

A new year in the garden promises and delivers a fresh start, so what type of gardener are you going to be:

Be an inspired gardener.

Try something new!

Be a frugal gardener.

Gardeners are thrifty consumers, always looking for a DIY shortcut With experience; gardeners learn what products yield a greater reward and which do not. 

Be a smart gardener

Do your eyes glaze over when you hear about soil tests? Make this the year that you get your soil tested and follow through with proper amendments.

Be an organized gardener

Do you have a work area for gardening? Just like cooks need organized kitchens, having all your tools and materials in a central location makes you more efficient.

Be a seed-loving gardener.

Growing flowers, and especially vegetables, from seed gives you control over the process, allowing you to start your garden earlier. With successive plantings, you can have multiple harvests of greens and other vegetables.

Be a Social gardener.

Join your local Gardening club. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Who are we

We are a group of enthusiastic gardeners who meet monthly from September to May, hold an Annual Show each September and organise several garden visits in and around Yorkshire every summer.

To read a message from our Chairman / President, or learn more about our history, click on the links below:

Message from the Chairman 

Message from the President

History of the Sociey