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Programme 2018
Programme 2018

Meetings are at 7:15 pm for 7:30 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.
Monday 15 January 2018 'English Gardens Throughout the Ages'
Elaine Taylor

Narcissus lobularis

Stella Exley (right) gave a superb talk on the
development of her nursery

Rosa 'The Fairy'

Bob Brown at the start of his excellent talk
Monday 19 February 2018 AGM and Social Evening
Free Hot Pot Supper and Quiz
Monday 19 March 2018

'Weeds to Love and to Hate – that is the question?'
Matthew Smith, Walton Flats Nursery, Preston
Monday 16 April 2018 'Plants for shady, damp and dry places'
Jackie Iddon
Plants for Sale
Monday 21 May 2018 'Caring for your Herbaceous Border'
Gordon Baillie
Head Gardener, Arley Hall, Cheshire
Summer programme
Sunday and Monday, 27-28 May 2018 Plant sale at Bridge House, Bolton, 1-5pm each day

25 June 2018 Visit to Jackie Iddon’s garden
Monday evening, 25 June,
6 for 6.30.
Hazelwood, North Road, Bretherton PR26 9AY, between Southport and Preston. From the A59 take B5247 for 1mile then left on to B5248. Garden is signed from North Road. See her web site or the Yellow book. Refreshments provided. £6 for members. (Sign up in advance)
28-29 July 2018 Chorley Show at Astley Park, Chorley
We are planning to exhibit again in 2018
Free car parking at Botany Bay with shuttle bus
17-20 August 2018
Southport Flower Show
We will not be exhibiting this year at Southport
4 August 2018 HPS Plant Sale at Bridge House, 11am-4pm
Saturday 8 September 2018 Coach trip to Trentham Gardens
Coach free for members. Admission fee payable.
(Sign up in advance)
Monday 17 September 2018 'Developing Hare Spring Cottage Nursery – I must be crazy!'
Stella Exley
Hare Spring Cottage Plants, Alne, York
Holder of Plant Heritage National Collections of:
-- Camassia, Sidalcea and Uvularia
Post Script: Preparation for Chelsea 2022
Monday 15 October 2018 'First Impressions, Second Thoughts'
Bob Brown
Cotswold Garden Plants
Monday 19 November 2018 'A History of Tulips & Tulipmania'
Matthew Smith
Walton Flats Nursery (with bulbs for sale)
Monday 10 December 2018 Xmas Jacob’s Join and Flower Demonstration

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