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Dates of Our 2018 Meetings

All Meetings take place on the last Friday of the Month

 (No meetings July, Aug & Dec)


2018 Guest Speakers

January 26th

Sally Tierney

Talk – How to turn your garden into a delightful part of your lifestyle

February 23rd

Graham Porter

Talk –  Spring into Action – a chance to look at the propagation opportunities that abound in the spring.

March 30th

Nick Smith

Talk –  The Show must go on! Behind the scenes of the Harrogate Spring and Autumn Flower Shows

April 27th

Sandra Bright

Talk – BBC The Great Allotment Challenge Finalist

May 25th

Keith Abel

Talk Growing Vegetables in a Small Garden

June 1st

An evening with the bees….. 🐝🐝🐝🐝

We welcome you to an evening at Hook Memorial Hall for a presentation on honeybees and beekeeping. As well as learning a little about this incredible insect, depending on the time of year you may have the opportunity to observe them at work in a special hive. And later in the evening, you’ll get to taste the delicious local honey they make for us!

At the end of the evening, if you feel you would like to learn some more, or are considering becoming a beekeeper, then talk to us about joining our community and learning the craft of beekeeping.

Monday 11th June


September 28th

Ian Tyler

Talk – Historic Daffodils

October 26th

BBC Radio Humberside Gardening Expert Doug Stewart

Talk – A Touch of Cornish

November 30th

Samantha Stevens

Talk – Christmas is coming – Festive door wreath, swag & table arrangement demonstration


  • What a fab evening with the Hook Gardening Club.

    Many thanks for inviting me to talk about spring propagation opportunities.

    I hope that you enjoyed the tips and ideas and can follow some of them through . Happy Gardening  – Graham Porter

  • Very friendly gardening club

    Interesting and informative monthly meetings with excellent guest speakers. Super raffle prizes and refreshments. Everyone welcome, it’s a very enjoyable evening, open to all. – Lesley S

  • Hook Gardening Club is friendly and welcoming.

    The programme of speakers varied and interesting.  There is also an excellent raffle with superb prizes. But the key thing is the way they welcome each and every new visitor.  Recommended. – Doug Stewart

  • Would highly recommend Hook gardening club…

    …to anyone who has not been before. You’ll find a friendly and informative group of like minded people with an interesting programme of speakers – Samantha S

  • Wot a friendly welcome we received.

    So enjoyable and informative all members share and advice keep up the great work and thanks – Marie H

  • A great local gardening club…

    ….that gives everyone a warm welcome and offers an interesting range of speakers and events. I look forward to returning – Michael Myers

  • A very nice, welcoming and friendly gardening club,

    with a great variety of speakers. If you haven’t been, then I highly recommend it  – Paul Rolph

  • I have attended Hook Gardening Club on quite a few occasions over the last few years…

    …as a speaker and guest. I have found the club to be very organised, friendly and always a warm welcome, also good varied raffle prizes easy parking and a good variety of speakers, well worth a visit – Gill Tomkinson

  • Had a great evening when I talked at the Hook Gardening Club.

    Really friendly members and all very well organised. – Martin Fish

  • Well organised Club and lovely group – John Stirland

  • I had a great time at Hook Gardening Club last year!

    The audience were welcoming,  enthusiastic and knowledgeable  and there were  lots of questions after the talk and Justine’s mum even baked me a cake to take home!  The raffle had some first rate prizes – I believe one was a good specimen of Hamamelis mollis in full flower donated by Henley’s Nursery – Peter Williams

  • A great little gardening club with some amazing speakers.

    Just pop along and join in – you don’t have to be the best gardener in the world but you can be assured of an interesting time, great speakers and some great raffle prizes. Give it a try!  –  Judy Popley

  • If you live anywhere near this companionable gardening club, I do not hesitate to recommend it.

    I have been giving talks, about how to fit your garden into your lifestyle, for about 3 years now and had a lovely evening with the Hook Gardening Club recently, when I gave the first talk for 2018, back in January. The evening was well attended by very friendly and knowledgeable people who gave me a much appreciated welcome.
    Having attended many such groups by now, I can safely say that the Hook Gardening Club stands out for its ability to make visitors and members alike feel at ease, friendly people and interesting talks (not that I’m biaised, of course!)  – Sally Tierney