Winterton & District Gardeners' Club
January 19th – Doug Stewart – RHS Bridgewater -The World’s Largest Gardening Project
Doug is well known to every listener to Radio Humberside’s “The Great Outdoors” on Sunday mornings. He has a very popular following and always has good advice whatever the questions. His main occupation is advising businesses in the horticultural industry. RHS Bridgewater has been a massive project in some very trying conditions. Doug will have some interesting insights into how the gardens are developing.
February 16th – Why Garden – Griselda Kerr
Griselda trained in horticulture and garden design at the English Gardening School, Broomfield College and Brooksby College, is a gardener, lecturer and columnist who describes herself as ‘always thinking about plants’. Her glorious garden at the Dower House, Melbourne, Derbyshire, is regularly open to the public.
March 16th – Don Witton – Once Seen Never Forgotten
Don is a passionate Hardy Planter and grows his National Collection of Euphorbia (Hardy forms) amongst hundreds of other perennials on his large allotment south of Sheffield. He is the author of the HPS booklet on hardy euphorbias. www.euphorbias.co.uk. His talks are always entertaining and informative.
April 20th – Simon White – A to Z of Roses
Simon is Garden Centre Manager at Peter Beales Roses with over 39 years expereince in growing the nations favorite flower. He has a passion for the rose and would like to share this with others. The late Peter Beales started the rose nursery in 1968 and specialized in the old fashioned style of shrub rose, climbers and ramblers. Today they list over 1100 different varieties which is possible the largest collection of roses grown commerically in the world.
May 18th – Gill Tomkinson – Pinks and Posies
Gill has worked in the horticultural trade for 40 years. She has qualifications in floristry and flower production. Much of her business now is creating bespoke arrangements for weddings.
June 15th – Roger Burnett – Tulips from Amsterdam & Much More
The committee has decided not to organise any trips until members feel more secure about travelling with people outside their immediate circle.
September 15th – David Lewis – Big ideas for small gardens
This picture was the design for The Perennial Legacy Garden which was awarded Best In Show [Premier Gold Award] at the Harrogate Spring Show 2019. David was the designer and creator for the garden. He qualified as a garden designer in London and then worked for several years as head gardener for Richard Branson at the Kensington Roof Gardeners. He now works for Perennial [ formerly The Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society] as their fund raiser.
20th October – Pride in the Fall – Gail Summerfield
Pre COVID this would have been our Harvest Supper Evening. The committee decided against serving food this time and instead our secretary Gail Summerfield , who owns Westshore Nurseries, will give an illustrated talk about gardens and plants in autumn. She wants gardeners to see that there is still much to enjoy from their gardens right through to Christmas.
November 17th – Sue Wood – Behind the Scenes – Tour de France 2014
Sue is the Horticultural Officer for Harrogate Borough Council. She is responsible for managing all the fantastic planting schemes residents and visitors to the town and local area enjoy.