Stone Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society

Incorporating The Garden Club

Yorkshire Holiday

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At the end of June members of the Garden Club joined with members of the Hardy Plant Society for a holiday to Yorkshire to visit gardens and nurseries.

We are reliably informed that about 30 people went on the coach and came back with over 300 plants between them! Roy Alexander, a Hardy Plant Society member, took lots of photos and they have been (severely) edited down to these few for our report. We hope to have a slide show of many more of his photos one evening.

York Gate Garden also in Leeds 

Burnby Hall – home to a National Collection of over eighty varieties of Hardy Water Lilies

Opportunities for plant buying were plentiful, including at Daleside Nurseries

Breezy Knees Gardens and Nursery – 20 acres of gardens and specialist perennials nursery

and Stillingfleet Lodge Garden and Plant Nursery near York

Finally, on the way home, the group visited Don Whitton’s Firvale Allotments displaying many herbaceous perennials including the National Collection of Euphorbias, and where there was another opportunity to acquire a few more plants.

Our next meeting is in September, but before then we hope to bring you some more ideas (and photos) for gardens and places to visit during August.

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