News Update

2015
Harrogate Spring Show - 25th April 2015
Seed Sowing for Perennils -Marguerite Hughes - Thursday 26th February 2015
Annual General Meeting - Thursday 22nd January 2015

2014

Newton Town Show - 2nd August 2014
Bodnant Gardens - 12th July 2014
World War One Battle Fields - 1-5th May 2014
Good Friday April 2014
AGM - Thursday 22nd January 2014


2013
Winter Flowering Pots (Bill Blackledge - Thursday 31st October 2013)
Chirk Castle - Saturday 10th August 2013
Kenyon Hall Fruit Farm - Wedensday 26th June 2013
Holehird Gardens & Heyes Garden World - Wednesday 12th June 2013
Dahias for the Garden and for the Show - 30th May 2013
Willow Park Craft Fair - Monday 27th May 2013
Wallington Hall & Holy Island 12th - 14th May 2013
Herbal Home Remedies - Tim Moorehouse - Thursday 25th April 2013
Ponds, Bog Gardens & Wet Areas - Thursday 21st March 2013
Vegetables My Way - 28th Febuary 2013
AGM Thursday - 24th January 2013

2012
Jacqueline Iddon - Christmas from the Garden Thursday 8th November 2012
Harlow Carr RHS Gardens, Harrogate - 11th August 2012
Wine Making - Andy Gosney - Thursday 28th June 2012
Eat My Garden - Jacqui Brokelhurst- Thursday 24th May 2012
Alnwick Gardens & Beamish - 13th/14th May 2012
Hut Helper Do - Friday 11th May 2012
David Tideswell - Blue Tits, raising a family
Growing in Containers - Friday 6th April 2012
Composting, including worm composting. - Thursday 29th March 2012
Bedding Plant Pot On - 10th March 2012
Derek Williams – Water Gardens (& Alpacas) - Thursday 23rd February 2012
AGM - Thursday 26th January 2012





2011
All About Bulbs - John Steedman - Thursday 27th October 2011
Commemoration of Richard Jeacock - Saturday 15th October 2011
Harrogate Flower Show - Saturday 17th September 2011
St Helens Flower Show - Saturday 13th August 2011
Hampton Court RHS Flower Show - 8th July 2011
Alpine and Rock Plants - 30th June 2011
St Peter's C.E Primary School Fun Day - Saturday 25th June 2011
Holker Hall -  Saturday 4th June 2011
Willow Park Rural Craft Fair -  Monday 30th May 2011
"Hanging Baskets & Continers" a talk by Bill Blackledge - 26th May 2011
"Climbers" a talk by Phil Dunnet - Thursday 28th April 2011
Good Friday Hut Opening - 22nd April 2011
"Friend of Foe" Talk by Ken Whittaker- 31st March 2011
Annual Potting on of Bedding Plants  - 12th March 2011
All  About Bees - 24th February 2011
AGM - 27th January 2011
Gardeners Question Time - January 2011
Hut Helpers Do - 7th January 2011

2010
"Our Friendly Robin". Talk by David Tideswell, Thursday 28th October
Shrewsbury Flower Show - 14th August 2010
St Helens Festival - 3rd/4th July 2010
Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot - 24th June 2010
Holker Hall Festival - 5th June 2010
Willow Park Craft Fair - 31st May 2010
Fruit for Small Gardens - 27th May 2010
Pruning, Grafting and Taking Cuttings - 29th April 2010
Good Friday "Fertilizers for all occasions" at the Sales Hut, Rob Lane
Make your greenhouse work for you (25th March 2010)
The "Big Pot On" of bedding plants (12/13th March 2010)
Greenhouse Sensation - Hydroponics and Propagation 25th Feb 2010
AGM - Thursday 28th January 2010
Hut Opening in the Snow - 9th January 2010

2009
Willow Park Craft Fair - May Bank Holiday 2009

Previous NEWS Items
Scented Plants For Every Season - Marguerite Hughes - Thursday 1st May 2014

There was a wonderfull arroma from all the scented plants Marguerite brought along to her talk  on which we recoved from very good feedback from the more than 50 people who came along.
World War One Battle Fileds (Belgium) - 1st - 5th May 2014
This being the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 it was fitting that out trip was to western front battle fields in Belgium so different today from what it must have been like then. During the visit with the help of our guide Peter Williams and his expert knowledge of  the war history and area we were able to visit many different locations around the Arras Battlefield and Ypres Salient. The Work of the Cmmonwealth war grave commision continues the preservation of the graves and memorials of our fallen in a wonderful and respectfull condition. As well we were able to see the contrasting styles of French memorial cemetry and Notre Dame de Lorette and German cemetry at Langemark.

Our tour finally ended at the Menin Gate and the last post, the memorial to the British and Empire troops missing from the battle in the Ypres Salient. It bears the names of 55,000 troops with the remaining 34,000 being on the Tyne Cot memorial wall.
Bodnant Gardens - Saturday 12th July 2014
Our final trip for 2014 was to the National Trust Gardens at Bodnant in North Wales. Having visited several times, there is always something different to see and this year was no exception. I think the day was enjoyed by everyone who came along.
Newton Town Show - Saturday 2nd August 2014

Although held in somewhat mixed weather for those who did manage to find a break in the rain the was plenty to see with many stalls from local community groups and organizations happy to support the show.

Let hope for better weather next year.


AGM - Thursday 22nd January 2015
Thursday 26th February 2015 - Sowing seeds for Perennials
Marguerite Hughes and Sue Gillon of Meadow View Plants gave us our first talk and demonstration for 2015, putting to bed many of the mysteries of seed sowing from Hardy to Half Hardy Annuals to Perennials and Biennials. We expect sales of Seed Compost and Vermiculite to increase over the coming weeks as people give the ideas a try.
Harrogate Spring Show - Saturday 25th April 2015

The spring show, which take place in April was our first trip of 2015 and was recently rated Britain’s best gardening event by Which?Gardening , with its sister autumn show (18 – 20 September 2015)  ranking third in the country. In addition to welcoming around 100 of the UK’s top plant nurseries, the shows feature the work of both established and up-and-coming garden designers and landscapers. The introduction of a new community category for Show Gardens and the launch of community Pocket Gardens has added further opportunities for amateur gardening groups to showcase their work to nearly 100,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors each year.
Normandy  - 14th - 18th May 2015  <Click Here> for more Images and detials
Willow Park Rural Craft Fair - Monday 30th May 2016

After a year off the Willow Park Craft fair was back on again and the NLWGA was proud to be able to support the event with a stall selling  plants etc. The Sun shone for once and great day was had by all.
Biddulph Grange & Little Moreton Hall - Saturday 11th June 2016
The organization and weather were both very good to use when a group of the NLWGA visited two National Trust properties near Congelton. One with it splendid gardens and the other a fine old Tudor building.
Inter Society Gardeners Quiz - Tuesday 4th April 2017
Four members of the assoication Katheryn Green, Malcolm Greenhalgh, Dave Hemingway & Tony Addison took part in the inter society gardeners quiz against teams from both Roby and Whiston gardeners. It was a close run thing with Newton leading into the last round. Unfortunatly although the answer was on the tips of our tounges non of us could recall the answer to the very last question letting in Whiston to win by a single point. Still a very enjoyable evening
Powis Castrle and Gardens - Saturday 15th July 2017

Our July trip took us to Powis Castle near Welshpool in Wales, the seat of the Earl of Powis, the castle is known for its extensive, attractive formal gardens, terraces, landscaped estate. The gardens were a real delight at this time of the year with all the boarders in full bloom. I have visited the estate a number of times over that last few years but I think this time of year is by far the best to seem them in there full glory with the plants set against the enormous clud pruned yew trees