2022 programme for KHS meetings and garden visits
18 May AGM at the Stockwell Community Centre, starts at 7.15pm
15 June Moorlands Nature Reserve – This was part of a private garden & is now a beautiful 17 acre reserve known for the azaleas & rhododendrons, and wildlife. David Craven, Regional Manager – East, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, will give us a guided tour.
Meet at St. John’s car park at 5.45pm. Arrive 6.45 pm with visit to start at 7.00 pm.
Moor Lane, YORK, YO32 2RE OS ref: SE579587
Traffic permitting, the journey should take about 45 mins. The parking is roadside, not in the reserve, & is limited, so will be very helpful to have offers of lifts to reduce the number of vehicles.
20 July Birstwith Hall – NGS Yorkshire No. 7 p.8 - Owned by Sir James & Lady Aykroyd, this charming and varied 4 acre garden nestling in a secluded Yorkshire dale. There’s a formal garden and ornamental orchard, extensive lawns leading to a picturesque stream and large pond, plus a walled garden and Victorian greenhouse.
7pm start, £5 admission. Refreshments – donations
Birstwith Hall, High Birstwith, HG3 2JW
Meet at St. John’s car park at 6.30pm.
*An extra for July* - Wednesday 27 July
Helen Watkinson is opening her garden to anyone who would like to visit. There is no charge, however you are invited to give a small donation to her chosen charity.
Address: Barnstone, New Road, SCOTTON HG5 9HR.
17 August Millrace Garden – NGS Yorkshire No. 57 p.21
This will be the last year that the garden will open so we hope you can join us. The garden overlooks a secluded valley, & includes large herbaceous borders containing over 3,000 varieties of perennials, shrubs & trees, many of which are unusual & drought tolerant. There’s an ornamental pond, a vegetable garden & wall terraces that lead to a wildflower meadow, small woodland & a bog garden.
7pm, £8 admission, including refreshments.
84 Selby Road, Garforth, LS25 1LP
Meet at St. John’s car park at 6pm..
21 September - Prospect House
Scarah Lane, Burton Leonard HG3 3RS
from 7.00 p.m.
The garden is a new addition to the NGS list. There will be a talk & tour round led by Cathy Kitchingman who works with Georgina Bordewich. No. 71, p 24, NGS Yellow book
This is a one acre walled, landscaped garden with an ornamental pond, pergola, large oval lawned area, cutting & vegetable beds. There’s a colour themed herbaceous long border, ‘hot’ borders & a physic bed. Add to this mature hedging, trees, seasonal interest & new planting areas, plus a renovated outhouse used for garden workshops, all make for a full couple of hours of interest.
There will be refreshments (tea & cake!) provided by the charity Dementia Forward - donations, please.
The visit will be charged at £7 pp, payable in advance.
More details will be sent nearer the time. Please contact Jill or Jon to show interest for now.
Now to indoors as the evenings lengthen…
19 October - 1st indoor meeting for some time - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
7pm for 7.30 start at the Hub, St John’s Church.
A talk by Tony Chalcraft who grows on a former suburban commercial nursery. This is now an attractive and productive 1 acre garden with over 100 fruit trees, many in trained form.
Different varieties of apples and pears with tasting.
He is from The Nursery, Acomb (p22 number 61 Yellow Book)
16 November - Wednesday 16th November
7pm for 7.30 at the Hub
Sarah Haynes from the Harrogate and Ripon bee keepers association.
A practical session on candle rolling. Make a candle for Christmas. Cost paid for by the society. Also honey tasting if any available.
tbc December 🎄
A date in December? A possible in house demo. Watch this space!
Further information - contact Jill or Jon Coote, via email or 01423 547973
Meetings take place on the third Wednesday of the month.