KHS meetings are held at St John's church hall on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
(unless we are on a garden visit)
7.30pm start - all welcome.
Wednesday 16 March Getting Started
Practical tips and advice about getting your garden and allotment ready for the new growing season
Wednesday 20 April Growing Bonsai
Local bonsai specialist shares the secrets of successful bonsai
Wednesday 23 April Spring Charity Market Stall
Come and visit us on the stall at Knaresborough's first Easter Fayre
Thursday 19 May Visit to Park Lane Nursery, Barr Lane, Knaresborough
A behind the greenhouse door tour of a plant nursery. Barr Lane nursery is open for all KHS members and guests for a tour behind the scenes. Please meet at the nursery at 7.30pm.
Wednesday 8 June Garden visit - Rosedale Manor, Kirk Hammerton
7pm at Rosedale Manor, Parker Lane, Kirk Hammerton. £3 per person - non-members welcome.
Either meet at the pick up point in Chapel Street behind the bus station at 6.45, or arrive at Rosedale Manor by 7.00 pm. Lady Pamela Hall is laying this on especially for us, so we want as many members (and guests) as possible.
We are charging £3 for members and guests, and you can pay Brian Chatten either at the pick up point or later.
Wednesday 29 June Garden visit - Low Fold, Darley http://lowfold.net/
7pm at Low fold, Silver Dale Close, Darley HG3 2PQ
Cost £3 per person - non-members welcome - to be paid to our hosts in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
If you require transport, be at Chapel Street car park (behind the bus station) at 6.30 pm or aim to arrive at Low Fold by 7pm.
The Skipton Road is closed at present so drive up the Ripley Road to the roundabout and take the Pateley Bridge road.
Before reaching Burnt Yates, turn left opposite the New Inn, along to Clint, thence to Birstwith.
Drive through Birstwith and up the hill past the church and onto Darley.
From Darley main street turn right into Silverdale Close.
Destination is on the right at the very bottom.
Wednesday 20 July Allotment visit - Floral Cottage, Main Street, Kirkby Overblow
A fantastic opportunity to visit the garden of Peter Ridsdale, a very successful local grower whose fruit, vegetable and flowers have won top prizes over many years. Peter has kindly opened his gate to the KHS and invites us to come see how he grows so much so well - hopefully he will share some of his secrets!
Cost £1 per person - non-members welcome. If you require transport, please be at Chapel Street car park (behind the bus station) at 6.30 pm or aim to arrive at Floral Cottage by 7pm.
3-4 September Late Summer Show
2 day show of flowers, vegetables, fruit and more at COGS, Knaresborough
Show schedule and more details will be on KHS Shows tab when finalised
Wednesday 21 September Preserving and Storing
Find new ways of keeping your produce delicious throughout the year
22-23 October Autumn Show
2 day show of flowers, vegetables, fruit and more held at Countryside Live, Great Yorkshire Showground
Show schedule,entry form and recipe are found on KHS Shows tab
Wednesday 16 November Preparing for Winter
A talk to share tips on how to put your garden to bed for the winter season
We had a very well attended and lively meeting last Wednesday, 16th November, when we shared tips on how to put your garden to bed for the winter season. Chairman Mike Prest demonstrated pruning and protection of chrysanthemums, pelargoniums, and a variety of plants against frost, including plants often treated as annuals. Ivor Fox gave us many useful tips on planting and treatment of bulbs, and very kindly distributed tulip bulbs for us all to grow either in pots or the open ground - but beware if you have a problem with mice!
Ivor has also donated a National Vegetable Society Millenium Plate to be awarded for the best vegetable grown on the new Bilton Hall Drive allotments, and there is sure to be much competition for this next year.
Wednesday 18 January 2012 Member's supper
Get together to share successes of last year and plans for the coming year