Leeds U3A The University of the Third Age

The canal gardens, Roundhay

Gardening Group

All meetings are held on Monday afternoon

2017 programme

16 January National Trust Properties in Cheshire and Lancashire
Trevor Moody
[This was a last-minute change when the scheduled speaker was unable to come.] 2pm at MASSC
Cost £4
20 February The Alternative Kitchen Garden
Michael Myers
Michael is currently a lecturer in horticulture at Craven College Skipton and comes highly recommended. 2pm at MASSC
Cost £4
20 March The Growing and Culture of Sweet Peas
David Matthewman
David is a frequent exhibitor at Chelsea and all the major horticulture shows. This should be an interesting and informative talk. 2pm at MASSC
Cost £4
24 April Herbaceous Perennials
Don Witton
Don is probably better known for his love of euphorbias but is very knowledgeable about all aspects of gardening. 2pm at MASSC
Cost £5
15 May The Himalayan Gardens, Grewelthorpe, Ripon A 20 acre woodland garden. Home to an extensive collection of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Himalayan plants. 12.30pm at MASSC
Cost £4
Lifts £3
Teas are not included
19 June High Hall, Steeton, Keighley A two acre Arts and Crafts suburban garden which includes a walled garden with pond, herbaceous planting in formal beds, a walled kitchen garden, a woodland area and much more – worth a visit! 12.45pm at MASSC
Cost £7 per person which includes tea and cakes
Lifts £3
17 July Greencroft, Littlethorpe, Ripon A half-acre garden with long herbaceous borders packed with colourful late flowering perennials, water features, pergolas and much more 12.45pm at MASSC
Cost £4
Lifts £3
21 August Low Sutton and Sutton Grange Visit Low Sutton, near Masham for a tour around the garden and lunch, then on to Sutton Grange (next door) Cost £12 per person includes entry to two gardens and lunch
10.30am at MASSC
September   No meeting  
16 October Behind the scenes as an RHS judge
Martin Fish
An informative and entertaining talk by writer, broadcaster and former RHS Judge, Martin Fish. 2pm at MASSC
Cost £6 per person
20 November Making the most of your garden
Mary Swan
  2pm at MASSC
Cost £4
11 December AGM and Christmas get-together To review this year's programme and ideas for 2018. 12.00 at MASSC
Cost £5 including buffet and mulled wine

Visit to High Hall, Steeton, 19 June 2017

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