Our next meeting
*** OUR NEXT MEETING ***
Thursday 12 March 2020
7:30pm in Gilling West Village Hall
Building a Garden from Scratch
with David Lis
Since 2009 David and Maggie Lis been busy turning four acres of pasture surrounding Havoc Hall, their 1930s home in Oswaldkirk, into a richly varied garden - open to visitors under the National Garden scheme - whose eight very different areas are home to an extensive collection of roses, herbaceous perennials and grasses.
David will be telling us the story of how the garden was made, and some of the lessons - relevant to all gardeners - he and Maggie learned along the way.
And that's not all...
To celebrate the first meeting of the season we’ll be providing free wine, soft drinks and savoury nibbles. Once we’ve enjoyed David's talk we’ll follow up with tea, coffee and biscuits and - for those who want to stay - our Annual General Meeting.
FREE for members AND non-members!
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 organising a trip to Scampston Hall, running a workshop on creating seasonal decorations, having a slap-up afternoon tea and exploring the wealth of autumn fungi to be found in and around the Dales.
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.