Events Programme

    Evening meetings, except for garden visits, are at Shirley House, Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL.

    For more information on talks and other evening meetings please contact our secretary,
    Judy Coulson.

    Garden visits are added to the events list in Spring. Members take themselves to the garden visits listed (apart from coach trips). Lifts are arranged where needed. For more information on garden visits, please contact Don Witton

    Download the 2018 Speakers list



    Evening Meeting
    Date: 10 Jan 2018
    Start time: 07:30 PM
    End time: 09:30 PM
    Talk by Janette Merilion, Garden Designer Broadcaster and Lecturer from Lincoln, "A Calendar of Colour".
    Evening Meeting
    Date: 07 Feb 2018
    Start time: 07:30 PM
    End time: 09:30 PM
    Talk by Jim Almond from Shrewsbury "The All Year Bulb Garden". Jim specializes in alpines and dwarf bulbs and has a National Collection of Juno Iris.
    Evening Meeting
    Date: 07 Mar 2018
    Start time: 07:30 PM
    End time: 09:30 PM
    Talk by Julie Ritchie from Tewksbury. "Winter Ends, Spring Begins". Julie runs Hoo House Nursery.
    Evening Meeting
    Date: 04 Apr 2018
    Start time: 07:30 PM
    End time: 09:30 PM
    A welcome return for Andrew Ward, a well known lecturer and nurseryman, talking about "Shady Characters". Andrew runs Norwell Nurseries near Newark.
    Evening Meeting
    Date: 02 May 2018
    Start time: 07:30 PM
    End time: 09:30 PM
    Talk by Stella Exley "Chelsea Camassias". Stella holds a National Collection of Camassia and runs Harespring Cottage Nursery.
    Spring Plant Sale - Sheffield Botanical Gardens
    Date: 19 May 2018
    Start time: 11:00 AM
    End time: 02:30 PM
    Day 1 of our Annual Spring Plant Sale at Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Lots of good plants on sale at reasonable prices - perennials, vegetables, shrubs, annuals and house plants. Refreshments also available in the new classroom. Plant creche to store purchases also available. Admission free.
    Spring Plant Sale - Sheffield Botanical Gardens
    Date: 20 May 2018
    Start time: 10:00 AM
    End time: 01:30 PM
    Day 2 of our Annual Spring Plant Sale at Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Lots of good plants on sale at reasonable prices - perennials, vegetables, shrubs, annuals and house plants. Refreshments also available in the new classroom. Plant creche to store purchases also available. Admission free.
    Evening Meeting
    Date: 06 Jun 2018
    Start time: 07:30 PM
    End time: 09:30 PM
    Our annual seedling exchange. Members bring along any spare seedlings of any plants they have (annuals, perennials and vegetable plants are all usually available). Everyone is welcome, whether or not you have spare seedlings to bring, to come along and take away the seedlings for their own garden.
    Evening Meeting
    Date: 04 Jul 2018
    Start time: 07:30 PM
    End time: 09:30 PM
    Talk by Tracey Foster, Leeds, "How to Plant a Beautiful Mixed Border. Tracey is a Chelsea Gold Medal garden designer, Local radio plant expert and tutors gardening courses.
    Evening Meeting
    Date: 05 Sep 2018
    Start time: 07:30 PM
    End time: 09:30 PM
    Talk by South Pennine group member, Hilary Hutson "Gardens of the Canary Islands". Hilary is a much-travelled garden lecturer, well known to SPG members for her informative talks illustrated with excellent photographs.
    Autumn Plant Sale - Sheffield Botanical Gardens
    Date: 16 Sep 2018
    Start time: 11:00 AM
    End time: 03:00 PM
    Annual Autumn Plant Sale at Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Lots of good plants on sale at reasonable prices - perennials, shrubs and house plants. Refreshments also available in the new classroom. Plant creche to store purchases also available. Admission free.
    Evening Meeting - Birthday Lecture
    Date: 03 Oct 2018
    Start time: 07:30 PM
    End time: 09:30 PM
    A welcome return to Nick Hamilton who is giving our 23rd anniversary talk "Perfect Autumn Perennials". Nick is the owner of Barnsdale Gardens, an author, broadcaster, nurseryman and lecturer.
    Evening Meeting
    Date: 07 Nov 2018
    Start time: 07:30 PM
    End time: 09:30 PM
    Talk by Stephen Lovell from Lincoln "Onwards and Upwards". Stephen is a member of Lincolnshire HPS group and a professional gardener and lecturer. He owns Green Spaces Landscape Gardening.
    Evening Meeting
    Date: 05 Dec 2018
    Start time: 07:30 PM
    End time: 09:30 PM
    Talk by Don Witton (Don Who?) " Great Yorkshire Gardens". Most South Pennine Group members will know Don well as he's a long-standing committee member, former Chairman and currently organises our garden visits programme.