Hoylake & District Gardening Society

Established in 1945, the gardening club has a current, enthusiastic membership of over 90, with a full programme of events throughout the year. It's a very friendly club, catering for gardeners of all abilities.

From September to May, the Society meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm in the Mini Hall at Hoylake Parade Community Centre, Hoyle Rd, Hoylake.
Meetings comprise a talk by a professional on some aspect of gardening. The programme is very varied from head gardeners and Chelsea Gold medallists to talks on wildlife, herbal medicines, foreign lands, and beekeeping to name a few. Talks are followed by tea, coffee and biscuits with a chance to chat to the speaker and of course, to other members. Guests are always welcome at 2.00 per visit.

During the summer months, there are coach trips to prestigious gardens in the North of England, plus visits to private gardens in the area.

Other club benefits include a chance to get advice from members on any gardening problem, access to gardening magazines and leaflets on forthcoming events in the North West, plus 10% discount off purchases from The Garden House garden centre, Chester High Road, Heswall.

Subscription is 12.00 per year, with meetings free to members and 2.00 to guests.

Programme: Spring 2017 - Spring 2018

All meetings take place at Hoylake Parade Community Centre and start at 7.30pm

12 April
Behind the Scenes at RHS Shows
by Janet Weeds

10 May
A Year at Eaton Hall Gardens
by Anna Daniel

24 May
Evening visit to local, private garden - members only

10 June
Coach trip to Stoneycroft Cottage Gardens & Nurseries and Mount Pleasant Gardens
Members have priority

11 August
Coach trip to Shrewsbury Flower Show
Members have priority

13 September
Bulbs with a Difference
by Ray Bailey

11 October
Ornamental Grasses for Form and Effect
by Sue Nicholas

8 November
Houseplants aren't just for Christmas
by Carol Seery

29 November
Christmas Lunch Outing to The Orme View Restaurant
Members have priority


10 January
From the Muddy Banks of the Dee
by Matt Thomas

14 February
Waking up the Garden
by Richard Lewis

14 March
AGM & Social Evening

11 April
Gardens Well Worth a Visit
by Judy Popley

9 May
Herbaceous Plants
by Geoff Little


For more information, please contact Rachel Summers, vice chairman, on 0151 625 7604 or rachelsummers100@gmail.com

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