Winterton & District Gardeners' Club


September 20th – The Perennial Garden at York Gate

York Gate is an intimate and well designed garden. Since this talk was arranged Head gardener, Adam Bowley,has moved on to pastures new. One of the volunteers who works in the garden will explain how they dealt with the challenge of refurbishing what is now a mature garden set in a modest space. The emphasis will be on the planting.


October 18th – Harvest Bonanza

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

We shall play a game between courses. There has been a change of plan because of popular demand to play Flower Drive, which is a version of a Beetle Drive, but with a diagram of a flower. The secret is to keep the dice rolling.


November 15th – Liz Webster – Houseplants

Liz owns Garden Blooms Nursery.  From the outset of her business she specilised in exhibiting at shows. The image is her stand at Gardeners World Live in 2012. Her nursery will be one of four supporting the Easy Yorkshire Hardy Plant Society Lecture Day at Bishop Burton College on Saturday, 30th September.


December 13th [a week early]  Christmas Meal

We have booked the restaurant at The Bay Horse, Winteringham for 7.30 p.m. If you wish to come please contact Gail [ 07867866950  or 01724 733940 ] before 20th November. We require a £2 deposit.


January 17th – Don Whitton – A Hardy Planter’s Winter Survival Kit


Don has a national collection of Euphorbias.  He has been to speak to us a number of times over the years and is always informative and very entertaining. The picture shows the team from Gardeners’ World filming on Don’s allotment in 2012.

Members are invited to bring along personal historical tools.



February 21st – Rob Potterton – Nursery Challenge

Rob has been a nurseryman for more than 30 years. His nursery which is in Nettleton near Caistor specialises in alpine plants. Much of his business is conducted by mail order. The picture on the right shows one of his wonderful exhibits. It was taken in the Horticultural Halls, London.  This is our Buffet Evening.


March 21st – Steve Hickman – Nerines, Agapanthus & other related genera

Hoyland Plant Centre has the national collections of Agapanthus and Tulbaghia.

This picture was taken when Steve was talking to HRH Prince Charles at Sandringham Flower Show.

There will be a short AGM at the start of the meeting.



April 18th – Paul Robinson – Entertaining Facts About Horticulture

Paul is known as “The Laughing Gardener” in the Bridlington area. He has a reputation for being informative and great fun.

Members are invited to bring a display of Spring Flowers.



May 16th – Steven Lovell – Onwards and Upwards [climbers for the garden]

Steve’s company ‘Green Spaces’ is based in Lincoln. The main focus of the business is soft landscaping. The projects undertaken are wide ranging from consultation through design to construction.

Members are invited to bring any single flower to the meeting – a climber if possible.



June 20th – Elaine Robinson – The Challenge of Gardening 1000ft up

Elaine and her husband took over a fairly dilapidated property and abandoned garden in the Pennines. They worked all hours to make good the house and build a garden. The results are stunning.

Members are asked to bring along  photographs of their gardens



July 21st – Evening Visit to a local garden  – to be arranged

As soon as the committee has approved a suitable garden visit relatively close to home we shall post the details.

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