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January 2019

Michael D. Myers – Snowdrops and Snowflakes

January 12, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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  Michael D. Myers is a lecturer at Craven College and in his own garden in North Yorkshire he has over 250 different types of snowdrops.  He will give an interesting and informative talk on this early flowering bulb and will explain how to have snowdrops in flower in your own garden from October to April.

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February 2019

Faith Douglas – Thorp Perrow Arboretum and 5 National Collections

February 9, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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  Faith Douglas, curator of Thorp Perrow Arboretum in North Yorkshire, will give an illustrated talk on this Yorkshire gem including how it developed, plans for the future of the arboretum and what it is like to hold five national collections of trees.

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March 2019

Mike Hughes – Durham Botanic Garden

March 9, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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  Mike Hughes, Head Gardener of Durham Botanic Garden, will be giving an inspiring talk on this hidden gem of a garden and encourage us all to visit to see the drifts of daffodils and Spring blossom in the months to come.

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April 2019

Nick Bailey – 365 Days of Colour in your Garden

April 13, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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2019's PRESTIGIOUS LECTURE This years prestigious lecture will be given by Nick Bailey, a presenter on BBC 2's Gardeners World and garden writer.  He will be giving an informative lecture based on one of his books on how to have colour in your garden every day of the year.  Hopefully this will inspire you to plant a few more colourful plants in your garden in 2019. An entrance fee will be charged for this lecture:  Members:  £4.    Visitors:  £7 Tickets will…

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May 2019

Chris Mullen – My Walled Garden in Northumberland

May 11, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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Chris Mullen, a former MP for Sunderland and author, will give a colourfully illustrated talk on how he and his wife developed their own walled garden in Northumberland which has been featured in a national newspaper.

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Plant Heritage’s Plant Sale at Kirkley Hall

May 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kirkley Hall, Ponteland
Norrthumberland, NE20 0AQ
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June 2019

Members’ Visit to Ray Stephenson’s garden and National Collection

June 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ray Stephenson, 8 Percy Gardens
Choppington, NE62 5YH
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July 2019

Plant Heritage’s Plant Fair at Blagdon Hall

July 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blagdon Hall, Seaton Burn NE13 6DE + Google Map
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October 2019

Andrew Davenport – Organic Gardening

October 12, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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Over the last 15 years Andrew Davenport has been running an organic nursery near Hexham and he will talk on his experience of running a totally organic nursery and garden.  He opened his garden for NGS for the first time in 2018 and will encourage us to be more organic in our own gardens. A selection of organic plants will be for sale.

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November 2019

Jan Hoyland – Wildlife Gardening

November 9, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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Jan Hoyland, former curator at Yorkshire Arboretum, is a passionate advocate of sustainable and beautiful gardens which can benefit wildlife as well as people, will give an informative talk on how we can encourage a wide range of wildlife in our own back garden. Plants will be for sale.

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