Welcome to the Meetings & Event Calendar 
 Preston Gardening Society
All meetings are held at St. Andrew's Church Hall, Tulketh Road - Blackpool Road junction, Preston PR2 1ES, and begin at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday evening of each month, unless otherwise indicated.

Photo:  Steve Halliwell
16th January        "Bees in the Garden"        Andy Donnelly 
                             Head Bee-keeper at LANCASHIRE HONEY

20th February    "Lytham Hall and Garden History"    Rita Thurnhill

20th March         "My Allotment"         Sue Mantle
              PLUS:  Spring Show 2018.   The Society Daffodil, plus 7 other Classes

17th April            "Hostas"           Sue Proctor
                       From SUE PROCTOR PLANTS, West Yorkshire.

15th May             "TO SHOW OR NOT TO SHOW - That is NOT the Question!"
                                                  With  Chairman of the Society, Steve Halliwell
                    Ideas intended to encourage members to enter the Summer Show in      August.
                                IT'S NOT AS DAUNTING AS YOU MIGHT HAVE IMAGINED.
                                                       COME AND MAKE YOUR MIND UP.
                                   PLUS:  A 'PLANT-SWAP' BETWEEN MEMBERS .

19th June            "Swiss Souvenirs"  Phil Kirk of Chorley Naturalists Society.
                                                           THE ADVENTURES OF A BOTANIST.

17th July            "Roses"               Catherine Penny from Dutton Hall
                                                 Dutton Hall is Lancashire's leading Rose Garden.
Saturday 18th August            The Annual Summer Show

18th September     "Weeds to Love or Hate"             Matthew Smith

16th October          "Nature Through the Seasons"           Peter Smith
           Probably Lancashire's Premier Nature Photographer.

20th November      "Winter Colour in the Garden"     Peter Foley from Waddow Lodge.

                  After 30 years with Holden Clough Nursery, Peter has undertaken a new venture, and a new garden at Waddington, in the glorious Bowland Forest.

5th December          CHRISTMAS PARTY


15th January          "From Victoria to Ventnor"            Steve Halliwell

                              TWO CONTRASTING ISLE OF WIGHT GARDENS

Archive:  2017
17th January        "Gresgarth Hall Gardens: A Journey through the Year"   We track the progress of this beautiful Caton, Lancaster garden through a typical year.
21st February      "Garden Dreams"     Chris Mortimer 
                                  Plus Competition:  'Winter Colour from your Garden'

21st March          "Plant Propogation and Division"     Sue Jefferies
          Plus competition:   'Society Daffodil' to be judged by Dave Smith of Barton.

18th April             "Thirty Plants you Didn't Know you Needed"    Cath Heaves of Cath's Garden Plants, Levens.
                                 Plus competition:  'A Spring Flower from your Garden'

16th May             "Dahlias"     Mike Cunningham

20th June             "Grow your own" Project          Elizabeth Harrison 

18th July              "Bursting into Summer"         Tom and Caroline Luke
                            Plus competition:  'A Summer Flower from your Garden'  One item                              in a vase.
19th August (SATURDAY)  47th Summer Show. Open to the public from 2pm.

                                AN EVENING WITH CHRISTINE WALKDEN
                                   "The Life and Times of a Gardener"

17th October      A.G.M. followed by:
                            "Organic Vegetables"          Alan Schofield
                           Plus competition:   An Autumn Flower from your Garden.

21st November    "Christmas from the Garden"       Alan Foxall

5th December            Christmas Party with Raffle and Prizes.