Programme 2018


January 5th           New Year Forum

January 19th         Presentation: A Year in the life of Rodley Nature Reserve -
                              Peter and Barbara Murphy

February 2nd         AGM.  General discussion and free raffle

February 16th       Presentation:  Euphorbias and other Spring flowering plants -
                              Don Witton

March 2nd             Forum – CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

March 16th           Presentation:  Chelsea Coastal Garden – Tracy Foster

April 6th                 Spring Mini Show judged by John Freer who will also give a                                       short talk

April 20th              Forum – Practical gardening

May 4th                 Presentation:  Propagation – Peter Williams

May 18th               Garden Visit

June 1st                Forum – content to be advised

June 15th              Garden Visit

July 6th                  Summer Mini Show

July 20th               Coach outing – details later

August 3rd             Presentation:  Patio Panache – Hilary Hutson

August 17th           Garden Visit

September 7th     Presentation:  In (and around) Dublin's Fair City -
                              Peter Mathers

September 21st    Short talk by our member Celia Latham Brown
October 5th          Harvest Forum.  Bring and Buy Sale   

October 19th        Presentation: Kew through the seasons – Ken Matthewman   

November 2nd      Presentation – to be advised

November 16th     Forum  - content to be advised

December 7th      Christmas presentation – Pat Hutchinson – title to be given later

December 21st     Christmas Party  - Usual format (unless members have other                                ideas??)

The Committee :  Judith Ladley, Janella Cranswick, Norma Hardaker, Carol Abbot,

James Fonquernie and Kate Van Heel

Our Friday Forum blog can be found at:


Paxton Horticultural Society
Gardeners Friday Forum
Registered Charity No.1075700
Meetings on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at Paxton Hall 186 Kirkstall Lane, Leeds. LS5 2AB

Programme for 2017

Jan 6th             Forum – Garden Resolutions for the New Year

Jan 20th           Presentation – Good Garden Plants Part 2  -  Pat Inman                            

Feb 3rd           AGM – with free Raffle                                                

Feb17th           Presentation – Taking a bit of Yorkshire to Chelsea Flower Show

 Tracey Foster

March 3rd        Forum – York Gate, our local treasure      

March 17th       Presentation – Wild India- Peter and Barbara Murphy          

April 7th           Spring Mini Show – Judge and speaker – John Freer     

April 21st          Forum – Practical Gardening, propagation and plug plants to grow on 

May 5th             Presentation – Chelsea, Camassia, Chris & Chaos

                                                          Stella Exley will bring plants

May 19th           Garden Visit 

June 2nd            Forum –“Take five flowers” – Gill Evans  

June 16th           Garden Trip

July 7th              Summer Mini Show

July 21st             Garden Visit

Aug 4th              Presentation – Hostas – Sue Proctor – (Plants for sale)                                      

Aug 25th            Garden Visit

Sept 1st              Forum   Seasonal Propagation. Plug plants returns  

Sept 15th            Presentation – “Staff only Beyond this point please “

Gail and John Summerfield

Oct 6th                Presentation – “People, Plants, Pleasure and Passion”  - Don Witton

Oct 20th              Harvest Forum

Nov 3rd               Presentation – To be announced later – Pat Hutchinson

Nov 17th             Forum – Gardeners Question Time

Dec 1st               Christmas Presentation:  Roger Parkinson from Woodland Trust

Dec 15th             Christmas party

The Committee :  Judith Ladley, Janella Cranswick, Norma Hardaker, Carol Abbot,

James Fonquernie, and Kate Van Heel

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