As Spring is with us, and hopefully Summer will follow, it is time to get out and about. 


Celia has kindly arranged 4 garden visits for us. The NGS number in the yellow book is shown so you can find more details.  There is also a link straight to the garden entry on the NGS website.


Please let me or Celia know if you intend to come.  (David's Tel. No:  01332 881221)


Please do not leave it until the morning of the visit as we have to let the hosts know roughly how many to expect.


If you want a lift don't be afraid to ask.  It is preferable that we use as few cars as possible.



  • Monday 20th May at 7pm


27 Wash Green, Wirksworth, DE4 4FD

NGS 66


£3.50 entry plus tea and cake


Link to NGS Website Entry



  • Monday 17th June at 7.30pm


Highfield House, Oakerthorpe, DE55 7AP

NGS 26


£6 to include tea and cake


Link to NGS Website Entry



  • Monday 15 July at 7.15pm


18 Plant Lane, Long Eaton, NG10 3BJ

NGS 52


£6.50 to include tea and cake


Link to NGS Website Entry



  • Monday 19th August at 7pm


High Barn, Hognaston, DE6 1PR



£5.50 to include tea and cake


Link to NGS Website Entry

Organiser:  David Skelton   Tel. No:  01332 881221   email:

Updated:  17 April 2019

News and Events - 2019

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About us


We meet on the 3rd Monday in the month at 7-30pm at Holbrook Moor Methodist Church, Moorside Lane, Holbrook DE56 0TW. (Just opposite the Village Store).  From September to April we enjoy talks on various gardening and other horticultural subjects by visiting speakers. Then during the summer May - August we get out and about to visit other gardens.


There is no membership fee, just a small charge on the evening.

All are welcome


Holbrook Garden Group Programme 2019




During the warmer months we go and visit other gardens - details will be announced later





Monday January 21st Mike Davey - Plant Propagation













Monday February 18th Rodney Young - A Visual Tour of Gardens of Interest in the Southern Hemisphere, Holland and Vienna (all set to music)














Monday March 18th David Tideswell - Robins














Monday April 15th Alan Solomon - Fuchsias












Monday September 16th Danny Wells - Joseph Paxton
















Monday October 21st Sally Cunningham "Know & Grow Unusual Fruit"
















Monday November 18th Graham & Jane Wagstaffe "Growing Vegetables in a Confined Space"















Our Facebook page is updated regularly as well as the web site.

Further details from David  Tel. No:  01332 881221  email:



Garden Group


In response to a request, we are pleased to welcome Mike who will help us to make more of our plants by dividing them and take cuttings.


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Escape from the cold and frost and come and join us on this exciting tour of gardens down under as well as The Netherlands and Vienna.

Trelinnoe Park, Napier NZ


A welcome return to the Bird Man who went down a storm last year.

David will take us in to the wonderful world of our most loved garden bird, the Robin.

"OO isn't he lovely "to quote David. Make sure you come early to get a seat with what will probably be a full house.

Alan is a grower/ exhibitor of Fuchsias as well as being a judge for the national society.

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From a humble Bedfordshire background Paxton became the Head Gardener at Chatsworth in Derbyshire by the age of 23. With his tremendous abilities and energy, allied to great support from the sixth Duke of Devonshire and his competent and devoted wife Sarah, he became....come to the talk and all will be revealed.

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Apples, pears, plums, raspberries - all of these we know and probably grow in our own gardens.

Sally will educate us into some different fruits you can grow.

Graham is a National Vegetable Society judge. Many of us would like to grow more veg but do not have the space, however, Graham & Jane will show us how you don't need a large garden to cultivate home grown vegetables.

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