Winterton & District Gardeners' Club


September 19th – Getting to grips with propagation – Mike Kinnes

Mike is a long time lecturer in horticulture with a reputation among former students as an effective teacher. Hardly a side line is his passion for training sheep dogs and breeding sheep. They may get a brief mention. The picture shows Mike in heavy rain at Leys Farm Junior School, Scunthorpe assisting with the planting of their orchard.


October 17th – Harvest Bonanza

This is an in-house meeting when we serve crusty bread, home made soup and apple pies

It has become a tradition at this event that we play a game of some sort. The committee is deciding whether to rerun and old favourite or come up with something new.


November  21st – Camassias – Stella Exley

Stella runs Hare Spring Cottage Plants in the village of Alne, North Yorkshire. Her passion for Camassias was triggered about 20 years ago and she now has a national collection of 70 cultivars.


Christmas Meal

A Christmas meal has been booked at the Bayhorse, Wintreringham 6.30 for 7.00 p.m on Wednesday, 12th December. We have decided not to have the Xmas menu because that would commit everybody. A menu is available. Please contact Gail if you wish to come [733940] or


January 16th – Managing our woodlands – Miles Drury


The joy of wood – Members are invited to display some of their favourite wooden objects

Miles was born and brought up in Broughton. After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire he continued his forestry studies in Finland. Upon returning to the UK he was appointed to a post with the Forestry Commission and is based in North Yorkshire..



February 20th – Howard Drury – The People Who Inspired Me

This is our Buffet Evening. There is a charge of £7.50 for tickets.

PLEASE NOTE  – We are starting earlier at 7.15 p.m.

Howard is much in demand for his stunning digital presentations on a wide range of gardening subjects. Although he is now based in the west midlands he started life in Lincolnshire.


March 20th – Pete Richardson – Herbs & the kitchen garden

Pete’s talk will cover all year round growing of herbs & vegetables. He will mention small scale production as well as producing in the garden. He & Dawn have been in the nursery business since 1983. The picture is their display at Driffield Show.

In memory of Hazel we shall issue sunflower seeds with cultural notes.


April 17th – Colin Ward – Shade & semi-shade plants

At the start of the meeting there will be a brief AGM

Colin is a master at finding slightly different varieties of plants and growing them on in the nursery at Swinesmeadow Farm near Market Deeping, The picture was taken during a visit by Roy Lancaster to meet Karan and Colin and look round what he described as a treasure trove.


May 15th – Paul Robinson – An evening with the Laughing Gardener

Please come along with an amusing item and or a gardening joke

Paul had to pull out at the last moment last year for family reasons. We were pleased to be able to rebook him for what we expect to be an entertaining meeting.




June 19th – Wes Lawrance –  A gardener’s view of New Zealand

Bring along plants you would like to swop and/or a planted boot.

Wes is a club member and a very keen gardener who claims not to know the names of plants. He takes excellent pictures and is an amusing raconteur.



July 17th 2019 – Evening Visit to a local garden  – to be arranged

As soon as the committee has found a suitable garden to visit relatively close to home we shall post the details. We always go in cars and transport will be organised for anyone needing it.

We shall also give details of a Saturday trip to be organised for sometime in July.