Our sister organisation the Yorkshire Gardens Trust have alerted us to the fact that two of their events are very close to the Lancashire border and they would be delighted if any of us can join them.

Sunday June 2nd, 10.30, Slack Top Alpine Nursery near Heptonstall, where there will be a demonstration of alpine planting. Lunch in Heptonstall before the afternoon visit to Land Farm Garden near Blackshaw Head, which is a Pennine garden, created over 50 years. There will be an introductory talk before the tour of the gardens to see the  rhododendrons, meconopsis, primula, conifers and the spectacular cardiocrinum, which lives up to its common name of the Himalayan Lily.

Wednesday 11th September: Greenhead Park, Huddersfield in the morning starting with refreshments in the newly restored conservatory before the tour of the recently renovated park. The afternoon visit is to Clem’s Garden a social enterprise garden in the grounds of Briarcourt an Arts and Crafts house designed by Edgar Wood, with access to the ground floor.

The cost for both visits is £15.00 which includes morning and afternoon refreshments, but not lunch.

For more details see the YGT website and to book please contact the Booking Secretary, Maddy Hughes, 2 East Avenue, Huddersfield, HD3 3LW