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Hook Open Gardens 2015

Huge success for Hook Open Gardens 2015

We had 250 paying visitors to our 11 open gardens and St. Mary’s Church event last Sunday they all left very happy with bags of plants and home baking.

Visitors came from all over Yorkshire and the weather didn’t disappoint us what a beautiful summers day we had.

We raised a magnificent sum of £1000 which will be shared equally between

Hook in Bloom and Hook Gardening Club.

Many Thanks  to villagers, volunteers and visitors, local and national businesses for their support.

A few photos from our event….

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  The horse is of Janet Vitty with “Marble” a Welsh Cross aged 22 lending a hand (well 13.3 hands to be precise!} to cut the grass in Hook village for their open gardens day ,  Capable of cropping 10 sqm of grass per litre of water it was just a s cheap and a lit less noisier than  a lawnmower!!!



Di is manning the Car park awaiting many visitors


 Our local PCSO pops in to Hook Memorial Hall & visitors start arriving



(Left) Doug Stewart the BBC Radio Humberside ‘The Great Outdoors’ gardening expert meeting some visitors on one of the open gardens.

Many Thanks to these websites for advertising our event

  Yorkshire handy guide your guide to what's on

Free Listing on National Open Gardens Database


  • 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