Organiser:  David Skelton

Tel. No:  01332 881221 

Updated:  22 July 2018

News and Events - 2018

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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




Monday August 20th :  Visit to 18 Plant Lane, Old Sawley  (7:15pm start)


The last of our garden visits for this year. We are going to 18 Plant Lane, Old Sawley, Long Eaton NG10 3BJ which is in the National Gardens Scheme.  The owners describe their garden as follows:


Having opened the garden for the last ten years at 25 Plant Lane for the NGS, we have now moved across the road to 18 Plant Lane. A different kind of garden, larger than the last one. Major work has been done to bring it up to the standard we had at the last garden. Full of colour, nooks and crannies. A garden not to be missed.”


All are welcome please let the organiser know if you’re coming and /or if you would like transport  7-15pm Start.





Our new Season of Talks starts in September.


Monday September 17th :   Mark Smith - A Garden for Chatsworth  (7:30 start)


Mark is a professional horticulturist, having worked at many garden centres.  He is Radio Derby’s Gardening Guru and writes for many newspapers and periodicals.


Last year in a very short space of time he designed and built Radio Derby’s Garden at The RHS first ever Chatsworth Flower Show.


Monday October 15th :  Peter Amour - Amber Autumn & Golden Glens  (7:30 start)


A wonderful tour of the Scottish Highlands to see the magnificent Autumn colours.


Peter’s photos will make you feel you are really there.


Monday November 19th :  Jeff Bates - Great British Gardens  (7:30 start)


A warm welcome back to our mentor and inspiration to start the group all those years ago.  Jeff is  a former lecturer at Broomfield College and Britain In Bloom Judge.


Jeff will take us a tour of some of the great British Gardens many of which are hidden away.




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

Further details from David 01332 881221.



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