Winterton & District Gardeners' Club


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

Gill was the prime mover in establishing a sanctuary for hedgehogs at Picklington Palace a few years ago. Her aim always is to “rescue, rehabilitate and release”.



February 17th – The Apprehensive Gardener – Griselda Kerr

Griselda trained in horticulture and garden design  Her book was written with both experienced and novice gardeners in mind. She says people new to gardening can “lean on” the advice in it. .

This is our special meeting with a buffet of cheese pate and wine. There is an additional charge.


March 17th – A to Z of Roses – Simon White

Simon White is the Garden Centres Sales Manager for Beales Roses in Norfolk. We have asked him to come all this way because we want an expert.


April 21st – Lavenders and Dianthus – Gill Tomkinson

Gill is a trained florist and horticulturalist with 40 years experience. She owns a small business in East Yorkshire specialising in lavenders and dianthus. For sometime she has been supplying flowers for weddings.


May 19th – Hanging Basket Success – Ron Maw

Ron and wife Anne have been running Roanne Nurseries for as long as people can remember. Their nursery has been closed to the public for two seasons, but they are still trading at plant fairs and famers’ markets. He is expert at producing plants and planting up hanging baskets. There will  many useful tips.


June 16th – Roger Burnett – Tulips from Amsterdam & much more

In his day job Roger is the Community Environment Officer for Scarborough Borough Council. He has been a Britain in Bloom judge for several years and is an adviser to Shropshire Horticultural Society and Shrewsbury Flower Show.


Trip to be organised




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.