November 21, 2017

GFT Meeting 5th October 7pm ‘Trees for the Future’ by John Grimshaw

Posted by Colin Garner

Reminder : GFT Thursday August 3rd visit to Beechcroft Farmhouse, Aldwark

On Thursday August 3rd at 7.00pm we have a visit to Beechcroft Farmhouse, Aldwark YO61 1UB

There is a delightful newly established country garden wrapped around a listed Georgian farmhouse (not open) and then an array of winding paths, leading through a series of smaller gardens with different planting themes. Cottage borders with old roses, tulips, clematis, a gravel courtyard with small formal pool, late and unusual perennials and grasses. Hidden areas with seating give a secluded feel.

The garden is an established part of the HGS scheme and we should have an interesting and enjoyable evening.

The visit starts at 7.00pm, the cost is £7.00 per person, including refreshments. Parking is along the road by the farm.

The Aldwark Arms, just down the road, is recommended both to eat and for a drink before or afterwards. www.aldwarkarms.co.uk.

I look forward to seeing you on the 3rd. If you’ve any friends, or prospective members, who’d like to come please ask them.

Best wishes

John

Women’s Institute

Ladies of Claxton & Sand Hutton and surrounding areas!

This Month’s meeting is on Thursday 20th and our speaker for the evening is Iain Kelly from Nunnington Hall who will be talking about conservation of the Tapestries at this wonderful NT house. If you would like to join us this coming Thurs for what promises to be a fascinating evening, you would be most welcome. We meet at 7.30pm in the village hall and visitors pay just £3.50 on the night which includes refreshments.

For further information about joining the WI please contact Angela at a.steele1918@gmail.com
New members are always welcome – this year is the 71st anniversary of Claxton & Sand Hutton WI

Women’s Institute

Ladies of Claxton & Sand Hutton and surrounding areas!

This Month’s meeting is on Thursday 16th and our speaker for the evening is from Ryedale Food Bank who will be talking about the work they undertake.

If you would like to join us for what promises to be a very informative evening, you would be most welcome.

We start at 7.30pm in the village hall and visitors pay just £3.50 at the door which includes refreshments.

For further information about joining the WI please contact Angela at angst@orangehome.co.uk
New members are always welcome – this year is the 71st anniversary of Claxton & Sand Hutton WI

Green Finger Tips Next Meeting 2nd March

7.30pm Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall

“Bulbs for a Summers Day” – Steve Wright

Women’s Institute

Ladies of Claxton & Sand Hutton and surrounding areas!

Our next meeting is this coming Thursday – 16th and our speaker for the evening will be talking about Dementia Friends.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.  If you would like to join us for what promises to be an thought provoking and very informative evening, you would be most welcome.  Come and view ‘Twiddlemuffs‘ that have been knitted by members for the meeting too!

We start at 7.30pm in the village hall and visitors pay just £3.50 at the door which includes refreshments.

Green Fingertips first meeting for 2017

Green Finger Tips, your local  Gardening Club, will have its first meeting of 2017  on Thursday the 2nd of February, 7.30pm in the Sand Hutton and Claxton Village Hall

Jonathan Burton, manager at Ray Wood, part of the Yorkshire Arboretum at Castle Howard, will be giving a talk titled “In the footsteps of Forrest”

Jonathan recently visited the spectacular Chinese locations where George Forrest  and many of the famous French Missionaries botanists were based. He will talk about  the tour and the plants and collectors it revolved around

George Forrest (1873 – 1932), a Scottish botanist, was one of the first explorers of China‘s then remote southwestern province of Yunnan, the most biodiverse province in the country. He had an interesting and important life as a ‘plant hunter’ and received the Royal Horticultural Society‘s Victoria Medal of Honour. He discovered numerous species and the specific epithet forrestii now adorns more than thirty genera. Including; Rhododendron forrestiiPieris formosa var. forrestiiPrimula forrestiiIris forrestii and Hypericum forrestii

A Himalayan Poppy collected by George Forrest in Yunnan

Jonathan has an interesting and fascinating tale to tell. 

 We have a full programme of monthly talks, about a wide range of gardening topics and issues, together with an number of garden visits throughout the year. So if you’re a keen gardener or a gardener new to the area please come along an join us, you’ll be very welcome.

We look forward to seeing  you all members and possible new members on the 2nd February and getting our 2017 programme off to a cracking start. 

Best wishes

John

Green Finger Tips Gardening Club: 7.30pm Thursday October 6th

The next Green Finger Tips Gardening Club meeting on October the 6th promises to be fascinating and a bit unusual! Peter and Helleentje Walker have always loved plants, with a special interest in unusual and exotic varieties. Then a few years ago, in Whitby, they came across a nursery selling pitcher plants and caught the carnivorous bug!

They now have a small North Yorkshire nursery, where they grow Carnivorous plants for sale, there and on line, and for display and sale at shows in Yorkshire and further afield. Their nursery is Wack’s Wicked Plants and they can be contacted via www.wackswickedplants.co.uk. They’ve already won a gold medal at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show and’ best in show’ awards at Driffield and Stokesley.

On the 6th Peter will be talking about and displaying Carnivorous plants and will have some for sale…..novel Christmas presents!?

We look forward to seeing all members, their guests and anyone interested in joining at 7.30 pm on Thursday 6th October.

 

Next GFT Meeting – 7.30pm on Thursday 1 September 2016 – Village Hall

Green Finger Tips meeting Thursday 7 April at 7.30pm

 ‘Gardening with Nature’ Sjaak Kastelijn      

Sjaak Kastelijn is known for his work in the redevelopment of York’s Museum Gardens and the unique1.6 acre garden he has now created at The Dutch House, near Crayke.

Here, he has planted a natural, ecological and sustainable garden that is integrated into the surrounding local landscape as well as focussing on attracting wildlife. He will talk about how to incorporate ecological gardening principles into our gardens.

‘The joy from eco gardening is not only to have a fantastic garden but to have one which is full of life and has a diverse palette of wildlife’.

If there is enough interest, we hope to organise a visit to the garden and the Dutch House gallery and café later in the year. For more information see www.dutchhouseyorkshire.com

PS The Harrogate Spring Flower Show is on 21-24 April. If you book before 12th April you can save £2.50 a ticket - phone 01423 546157 or www.flowershow.org.uk