Programme 2015

The Hardy Plant Society North West Group
Meetings 2015

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         Google 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 Salmesbury Hotel, formerly called the Swallow Hotel - a white building on the left - and a filling station on the other side) double back onto A59 and immediately take left turn just past filling station 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.
2015 Lecture Programme
19th January, 2015 AGM and Hot pot supper (book via Helen)
16th February, 2015 Celebrity Lecture 'So many plants, so little space'
Bob Brown
Cotswold Garden Flowers
Tickets: Members £7.50, Guests £10
See Poster
16th March, 2015 'Pruning, how what and when'
Phil Dunnett
Ribblesdale Nurseries
20th April, 2015 'Success in spring + propagation tips'
John Foley
Holden Clough Nursery
18th May, 2015 'Foliage matters - Star turns, supporting acts and scene stealers'
Moe Sawyer
Garden designer
21 September, 2015 'Extending the season'
Bob Sanderson
Cath's Garden Plants
19 October, 2015 'In the Shade' -  Dry and damp shade
Jacqueline Iddon
16 November, 2015 'Hardy orchids in the garden and establishing rich orchid meadows'
Jeff Hutchings
Laneside Hardy Orchids
14 December, 2015 Christmas Social - bring a dish
Topic to be confirmed


2015 Garden Visits
3 and 4 May 2015
Bridge House (Glenda and Graham Ostick)
Bolton Road
Bradshaw BL2 3EU
1 Jun 2015

Mill Barn (Chris Mortimer)
Goosefoot Close
Samlesbury PR5 0SS

6 July 2015

Dale House Gardens (Caroline and Tom Luke)
off Church Lane
Goosnargh PR3 2BE


2015 Shows
20-23rd August 2015

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


2015 Plant Sales

30 and 31 August 2015

Bridge House (Glenda and Graham Ostick)
Bolton Road
Bradshaw BL2 3EU



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Skimmia japonica 'Mica'
(in Plant Heritage National Collection at Wakehurst Place)

Primula vialii (RBG Edinburgh)

Tricyrtis hirta
(Oxford BG)

Kniphofia rooperi (Oxford BG)