Winterton & District Gardeners' Club


January 20th – Gill Dixon – Hedgehogs -the Gardener’s friend

This talk is cancelled because of COVID-19



February 17th – The Apprehensive Gardener – Griselda Kerr

This talk is cancelled because of COVID-19


March 17th – Shady characters and shy maidens – Peter Williams

Peter Williams has kindly agreed to step in and give us a talk by zoom. Registration is from 7.00 p.m. and the talk will begin at 7.30 p.m.

Peter was a lecturer at the University of York for many years.  He is a very popular speaker and there are very few gardening clubs and HPS groups in the midlands and north of England who have not enjoyed a talk by him.


April 21st – Andrew Oldham  – Planting a Cottage Garden

This was a most enjoyable zoom presentation.

Andrew is a professional garden writer and a passionate advocate of disability rights in gardening and making growing your own accessible to all.


May 19th – Doug Stewart –  Gardening in the future

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. This will be a light-hearted and informative review of the latest innovations and discoveries that are going to change the way we garden.

This will be a zoom presentation. Please contact John [] if you would like to join us


June 16th – Alastair Fitter – Friendly Fungi


This will be a zoom presentation.

If you wish to join us contact John []

Alastair is a professor of Biology at The University of York. Although he is an academic he has the enviable skill of being able to put over ideas in an understandable way. We have heard him speak on two subjects and each was fascinating and the points made stayed with us.

This will be a look at the fungi in soil which are helpful to the gardener.


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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.


Harvest Festival Evening

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 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.