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 now meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Church Centre of St Michael & All Angels, Woodland Road (or access also from Queensbury), Newton, West Kirby CH48 6EL.

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 2019 - Spring 2020

All meetings take place at St Michael & All Angels Church Centre, Queensbury, Newton CH48 6ER and start at 7.30pm

21 March
AGM and Social Evening

18 April
Planting in the Shade
by Carol Madden

16 May
Three Contrasting Southern Gardens
by Jane Allison

19 September
More on Herbaceous Perennials
by Geoff Little

17 October
Gresgarth Hall Gardens through the Year
by Steve Halliwell

21 November
Herbs through the Seasons
by Malcolm Dickson


16 January
Edward Kemp, Pioneering Landscape Gardener
by Elizabeth Davey

20 February
Flower Power Fairs
by Judy Popley

19 March
AGM and Social Evening

16 April
Wildlife & Scenery of Vancouver & The Rockies
by David Cummings

21 May
Alpines for Everyone and Everywhere
by Ray Bailey

Summer Coach Outings

Members have priority, but if interested please contact Joy Davies on 677 1465 or joyvdavies@talktalk.net to check availability

8 June
A trip to Stretton Old Hall gardens and neighbouring open gardens, Malpas

14 August
A trip to Weeping Ash and Laskey Farm gardens, Warrington


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

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