Our next meeting
*** OUR NEXT MEETING ***
Sunday 23 June 2019
coach leaves Gilling West Village Hall at 12:30pm
by popular request, a trip to the
Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park
...with a personal guided tour from Head Gardener Phil Cormie
Phil Cormie gave us a very well received talk last autumn, and made everyone keen to visit (or re-vist) this award-winning garden near Ripon. Well now's our chance!
Hailed as 'Best Visitor Attraction' at last year's Yorkshire in Bloom awards, this stunning woodland garden is home to the largest collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias in the North - and June is the perfect time to see them at their flowering best!
There are lots of other interesting and exotic plants besides, set in a landscape of meandering forest trails, sparkling rills and ornamental lakes, studded with over seventy striking contemporary sculptures and even an ornamental pagoda. Lots of plants for sale too!
We'll whisk you there and back in air-con comfort (feel free to bring sandwiches to eat on the coach), and Phil will give you an insider's guide to this fascinating private garden.
The Himalayan Gardens are kindly giving us a discounted entry as a group - plus of course the guided tour - so it's a super value trip all round!
Cost £10, guests welcome.
NB this is a super-bargain price - normal admission is £9 per person and that's without cost of getting guided tour or the cost of getting there and back!
To book your ticket email Glenys on email@example.com or call her on 01833 621905.
Based in the charming village of Gilling West, just five minutes from Scotch Corner, we offer a lively programme of events, activities and visits for everyone interested in gardens and gardening.
Even if you're a complete novice - or don't have a garden at all - everyone's always very welcome at our meetings.
In fact Gilling Gardening Society is not just for gardeners! We have plenty of meetings that are of general interest - this year, for example, we'll be hearing about the work of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, taking a trip to the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park and finding out all about the amazing world of carnivorous plants.
If you want to stock your borders or your greenhouse, members usually bring along a selection of seedlings, rooted cuttings and mature plants - yours for a modest contribution to Society funds!
Annual membership costs just £10, and visitors are always welcome to join us for just £3 per meeting (talks) or £4 (practical sessions) on the door.