Programme 2016

The Hardy Plant Society North West Group
Meetings 2016

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.
2016 Lecture Programme
18th January, 2016 AGM, Hot pot supper and Quiz
15th February, 2016 'Capability Brown: Landscape vandal or genius'
Elaine Taylor
21st March, 2016 'Trough and sink gardens'
Peter Foley
18th April, 2016 'Re-interpreting the traditional herbaceous border'
Tom Attwood
16th May, 2016 'Soil'
Dr Irene Weir
19th September, 2016

'Seeds' (Why do plants have seeds, what are seeds, large and small seeds, germination, dormancy and soil seed banks)
Dr Ken Thompson

6th October, 2016
7;30 pm

CELEBRITY LECTURE: 'An evening with Chris Beardshaw'
at Chorley Town Hall
Joint meeting with Chorley and District Horticultural Society
Tickets £10 members; £12 non members from: David Brown or Glenda Ostick

17th October, 2016

'Gresgarth Hall gardens: A journey through the seasons'
Steve Halliwell

21 November, 2016

'Gardener's question time'
Phil Dunnett, Ribblesdale Nurseries
Michael Cookson, Newgate Nurseries

12 December, 2016 Christmas Social
Jacob's join and Flower arranging demonstration


2016 Shows
18-21 August Southport Flower Show
Display in the Amateur Societies marquee (large gold medal)


2016 Plant Sales

Post-Southport Flower Show Plant Sale Sunday, 28th August

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



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Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Splendens'Peter Foley gave us an inspirational talk on 'Trough and sink gardens'