Grewelthorpe Gardeners’ Club
The GGC was formed following an inaugural meeting on February 17th 2015. Originally the group was part of the Village Hall organisation, formed with the aim of offering horticultural opportunities to the community.
GGC has gone from strength to strength and, with around fifty members from Grewelthorpe and nearby villages, is now operating as an independent village group.
Our programme last year included talks by popular and well respected members of the horticultural world, RHS and NGS garden visits, a willow workshop, snowdrop planting, Gardeners Question Time and social gatherings.
We welcome everyone; gardeners or not, no matter how large or tiny your garden might be. Whether you take pleasure in growing for yourself, or simply enjoy seeing other gardens and sharing expertise. Our meetings are formal and relaxed.
Annual membership runs from April and is currently £5 per person. For this members can enjoy free or reduced costs for talks and 10% discount on plant purchases from Braithwaites of Leeming and from Guy Bramley who has the plant stall at Ripon Market on Thursdays.
We also operate a bulk buying scheme with Dobies which enables members to buy seeds at a 50% discount and other items at 15% discount.
The GGC is an affiliated Member of the RHS. As such we are entitled to one annual group visit for up to 55 members to any of the RHS gardens. We also have a card, which can be borrowed by members, which allows two people entry at 30% discount for unlimited visits throughout the year.
New members are always welcome!
Secretary: Delia Jerome 01765 658651
Chair: Mike Johnson 01765 658990
Our Programme for 2017
16th February – Village Hall Main Hall -Grewelthorpe Gardeners Club 7:30pm-10:00pm. Talk by Rob Gooderidge of Ripon Walled Garden. For more details contact Delia Jerome on 658651 or email Delia
29th March – Village Hall Main Hall – Grewelthorpe Gardeners Club 10:00am-12:30pm. Mosaic Workshop session 1. For more details contact Delia Jerome on 658651 or email Delia.
31st March – Village Hall Main Hall – Grewelthorpe Gardeners Club 11:00am-12:30pm. Mosaic Workshop session 2. For more details contact Delia Jerome on 658651 or email Delia.
26th April – Village Main Hall – Grewelthorpe Gardeners Club 19.30pm-21.30pm. AGM and a talk by Helen Hays on Dark Plants. For more details contact Delia Jerome on 658651 or email Delia.
6th September – Hackfall guided walk on the flora and fauna -more details to follow. For more details contact Delia Jerome on 658651 or email Delia.
4th October – Village Hall Main Hall – Grewelthorpe Gardeners Club 7:00pm-10:00pm. Talk on Environmental Gardening – more details to follow. For more details contact Delia Jerome on 658651 or email Delia.