May 24, 2019

GFT Visit to Skipwith Hall. 6th July, 7pm

Green Finger Tips gardening club’s next visit is to the 1700 Queen Anne manor house of Skipwith Hall with its 4 acre walled garden, which has been developed and re-modelled by various family members during the 20th century and, more latterly, has seen the establishment of a beautiful circular vegetable and fruit garden, restoration of the ancient Italian terrace garden and commencement of an arboretum.

Cost £7.00 including refreshments afterwards.

Skipwith Hall, Skipwith, Selby, Yorkshire, YO8 5SQ is 9m S of York, 6m N of Selby. From York A19 Selby, Left in Escrick, 4miles to Skipwith (this is always feels like a long 4miles!) As the A19/ A64 junction can be busy at peak times, an alternative ‘back’ route is from the Elvington Road via Wheldrake and then through Thorganby.

Please park in the field opposite the driveway (there should be a sign) and then come in via the small gate in front of the house. The Visit starts at 7.00pm

There is a pub in Skipwith, The Drovers Arms, which does food, (01757 288088) and starts serving at 5.30. The village is home to the ancient Skipwith Common, if you want to make for a more extended outing.

If you’d like to read more detailed information about Skipwith Hall, see the NGS website.

If you’re a member we look forward to seeing you there. If you’re interested in gardening and would like to come along please do.

Gone Missing!

Gone Missing!

From the Plant Fair 11th June

6 plastic coated supermarket style hand baskets (see photo)

They were on loan to the Village Hall from my business which needs them.

If you inadvertently took one away, or spy one lurking;

please return it to the car port at 1, Whinny Lane, Claxton or email

Thank you


Plant fair parking

Please be aware that the public will be visiting Sand Hutton on Sunday for the Plant Fair; they will not be able to park at the Village Hall and so we are using the school carpark, But if numbers exceed the space, cars will be parked on the street. We hope that the event will draw a big crowd, and help us raise money to maintain the Village Hall, but we apologise for any inconvenience.
Village Hall Committee

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Plant Fair Media Release

Claxton & Sand Hutton Plant Fair

In the Village Hall, Sand Hutton. YO41 1LL

11th June 2017

10.30am – 3.30pm

Plant enthusiasts  in Claxton & Sand Hutton have grown an exciting range of 1000+ plants , to be sold at very reasonable prices  at a  plant sale on 11th June, in aid of Village Hall funds. A wide range of plants will be available for your garden , from intriguing house plants that wave their leaves, to rarely available  vigorous climbers from Chile, as well as unusual perennials for your summer borders; architectural and ornamental foliage plants; herbs; vegetables and fruit plants; grasses, and wild flowers beloved by pollinating insects.

Art, Craft and Horticultural exhibitors include Garden Wood Creations, Wood Turning, Primrose Bank and an Art Market. There will be a garden book stall, plant advice from professional  growers of specialist plants, and activities for children.

Home-made refreshments will available all day.

The growers, exhibitors and organisers look forward to welcoming you.