Programme 2013
The Hardy Plant Society North West Group
Meetings 2013

Meetings are at 7:15 pm for 7:45 pm at Samlesbury War Memorial Hall unless otherwise stated.
Directions to Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane, PR5 0UY        Map

From the M6 exit at junction 31, take the A 59 for Clitheroe.

After about 1 mile, move into right hand lane of dual carriageway. At first roundabout (by the Swallow Hotel - a white building on the left - and an Esso garage on the other side) double back onto A59 and immediately take left turn just past Esso garage onto B6230 Walton-le-Dale (Cuerdale Lane).

The venue is the first building on the right.

Note: not to be confused with Samlesbury Hall, which is further along the A677.
2013 Lecture Programme
21 Jan, 2013 AGM, hot pot supper and quiz
Remember to book your supper in advance
25th Feb, 2013, 7:30pm Celebrity Lecture: 'First rate perennials'
Val Bourne (our leading natural gardener, author, photographer and columnist) at Birkacre Garden Centre, Chorley, Poster  Press release
18th Mar, 2013

'A year in a Cumbrian garden'
Ron Davies
Exploring the delights of the garden at Winderwath

15th Apr, 2013

'Design your garden with plants'
Julian Dowle
The importance of plants in garden design from a leading gardener

20th May, 2013

'Private plants and gardens of Cheshire'
Kevin Pratt
Bulb and fritillary expert Kevin shares a look behind the usually locked gates of the rich and famous

16th Sep, 2013

'Growing alpines in containers'
Michael Mitchell
The practicalities of keeping alpines looking good in containers

21st Oct, 2013

'Primulas and auriculas'
Ingrid Millington
The varieties and care of primulas and auriculas

18th Nov, 2013 'Water in the garden'
Michael Myers
The use of water as part of the overall garden scheme
16 December Additional event: Flower arranging demonstration by Kath White followed by Jacob's join.


2013 Garden Visits
Tuesday 4th June 2013
Crabtree Lane Gardens
Tickets £5.50 inc tea and biscuits
Wednesday 12 June 2013

Southlands (Maureen Sawyer abd Duncan Whatmough)
Tickets £5.50 inc tea and biscuits

Tuesday 9 July 2013
commencing 2pm
Yewbarrow House Gardens, Grange-over-Sands
4.5 acre mediterranean style garden
Tickets £5.50
Cream tea £4.50 - prior booking required


2013 Plant Sales
4+5 May 2013
Bridge House, Bolton
24 August 2013 Chipping Agricultural Show


2013 Shows
16-18 August 2013

Southport Flower Show
We will be exhibiting in the Amateur Societies marquee


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