Adel & District Horticultural Society

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Douglas still has some Daffodil Bulbs for Sale

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Why not visit one of our memebrs gardens.

8th May Sybil Spencer Memorial Lecture - Horticap

The lecture at the Society evening meeting on Monday 8 May 2017 was given by Mr Phil Airey, Operations Manager of Bluecoat Wood Nurseries, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate.
Phil told us about the origins and development of the Nurseries, since its establishment almost 35 years ago to the present day. From very modest and somewhat makeshift beginnings, the Nurseries have become increasingly successful as the horticultural base for Horticap, a charity which provides training in horticulture, crafts and various life skills for adult students with learning disabilities. Students’ achievements have ranged from potting up plants to working on Gold Prize winning entries at horticultural shows.
We found ourselves inspired, educated and entertained by Phil’s talk and supporting photographs. He explained that the charity relies on the support of sponsors, donors, bequests and volunteers, as well as members of the public who visit the Nurseries to enjoy the gardens and wildlife area, to buy plants, or just to have a cup of tea. He left us feeling that we should pay a visit without delay.

13th February Welsh Rare-bits - Martin Walker

Our president had put together a new talk on 2 outstanding Welsh gardens, Powis Castle and Bodnant Gardens. He shared his thoughts on what to look for in a garden, how to transfer ideas to your own garden and how different seasons show different insights into the structure of the garden. His entertaining and informative talk not only whet our appetites to visit the gardens but cheered an otherwise cold  / rainy February night. 

9th January York Gate - Meg Morton 
  Although many of our members have visited and some even volunteer at York Gate, Meg's delightful talk about the history and development of the garden, its recent changes and the proposals for the future was very informative and encouraged us to visit again soon.
Monthly Meetings

The Society has put together an entertaining and informative programme of talks for 2017

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  Garden Visits

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