Leeds U3A The University of the Third Age

The canal gardens, Roundhay

Gardening Group

All meetings are held on Monday afternoon

2018 programme

15 January Travels with a gardener
Bob Mansfield
Bob is a popular volunteer speaker with the National Trust and we have invited him back again – this time to talk about his travels. 2pm at MASSC
Cost £4
19 February The show must go on
Nick Smith, Director of Harrogate Shows
A light-hearted look behind the scenes at the Harrogate Spring and Autumn shows. 2pm at MASSC
Cost £4
19 March Growing fruit in containers
Hilary Dobson
Hilary is from the Northern Fruit Group and will be talking to us about how to get the best out of growing fruit in small spaces and containers. 2pm at MASSC
Cost £4
16 April All I ever wanted to do was grow plants
Stella Exley
One nusrserywoman's musings about setting up a hardy plant nursery from scratch. 2pm at MASSC
Cost £4
21 May The Arium
Leeds City Council
A visit to the new LCC Nurseries
to be confirmed in the New Year.
2.00pm at the Arium
Cost £8
Teas are included
18 June TBA    
16 July Visit to Newlay Grove Garden in Horsforth
Kate and Chris van Heel
A third of an acre plot in a quiet conservation area featuring late summer perennials, shrubs pond and shade loving plants.
Featured on BBC The Instant Gardener.
1.15pm at MASSC
£6 entry to include teas
Lifts – £2 to driver
20 August TBA    
September   No meeting  
15 October Shandy Hall and Gardens
Chris Pearson
Chris will give a talk outlining the background and history to Shandy Hall and then a pictorial guide of the garden. 2pm at MASSC
Cost £4 per person
19 November Living with a National Plant Collection
Don Witton
Don will be back with another interesting talk – this time about his collection of euphorbias. 2pm at MASSC
Cost £5
10 December AGM and Christmas get-together To review this year's programme and ideas for 2019. 12.00 at MASSC
£5 including buffet and mulled wine

Visit to High Hall, Steeton, 19 June 2017

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