Programme 2017/18

This page will be updated as soon as new programme events, or changes to existing events, are known. If in doubt, please contact one of the committee members for the latest news or check the latest newsletter.  

Monthly meetings (including a buffet), are normally held at the The Conservative Club, Beverley on the last Monday of each month, commencing at 7.30 pm and generally finishing around 10pm. Please note that the May meeting date coincides with the date of the official Late Spring Bank Holiday.  We do not charge an entry fee but both members and guests are requested to donate £2 per head to help defray the cost of engaging external speakers to our meetings. Please note that Sue, our Treasurer, is building a database of members and regular visitors to our meetings in order to be able to advise everyone quickly in case of late cancellations or changes to meetings. So, please do not be offended if she approaches you at the next meeting and asks you to fill out a form with some personal contact details!  

The Conservative Club has a large car park, the building is on one level and the meeting room is larger than the previous one at the Catholic Club. The main snag, until you get used to it, is gaining admission to the car park. There is a barrier across the entrance and to lift it, you have to insert £3  (£2, £1, 50p coins). You have to push the ticket request button; it will not print automatically after inserting the coinage. You take the ticket from the machine, the barrier lifts, and there are plenty of parking places inside, including ones for drivers with disabled badges. When you present your £3 ticket at the bar it is used for purchasing your drinks etc. and change is given to the value of £3. If you don’t drink then buy a packet of crisps - there won’t be any at the buffet!  Please try to ensure that you have £3 ready in the right coinage and please note that you may not be able to insert the coins directly from the seat of your vehicle. When you leave at the end of the evening, the barrier lifts automatically. No ticket is needed to exit the car park but do allow the car in front of you to exit first and then wait for the barrier to come down again. If you try to go through before this, you could end up with a dent in your car roof.  (@ 29th May - the entrance barrier accepts both the new and the old one pound coinage which ceases to become legal tender after October 2017)

The Conservative Club is in Wylies Road, Beverley. The building is virtually opposite North Bar. If you are travelling through the centre of Beverley from the south, go through North Bar (traffic lights) and immediately turn right into Wylies Road. The club is a well-signed white building on the left hand side. If approaching from the Westwood, cross at the lights, then look for the building on your left. Coming into Beverley from the north, at the lights turn left, again the Club is immediately on your left. For Sat Nav users, the Post Code is HU17 7AP.

The 2017/18 programme of events has been organised up to and including January 2018. Please note that no events are normally arranged for the months of August and December.


Annual General Meeting - Monday 30th January 2017 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

A review of the year together with your chance to air your views and to elect officers for 2017/18 plus the opportunity to seek answers to your gardening questions from a panel of local experts once the formal business has been completed.


Monthly Meeting - Monday 27th February 2017 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

John Robinson will give a presentation covering his 'Life in Horticulture'.


Plant Sale - Sunday 19th March 2017 - 8.00am onwards - Driffield Agricultural Showground

Our major fund-raising opportunity.

Monthly Meeting - Monday 27th March 2017 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Peter Williams will discuss 'Wonderful Weeds'.

Monthly Meeting - Monday 24th April 2017 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Barbara Hickman will tell us about Helmsley Walled Garden.   John Mabbett will talk on growing and showing Sweet Peas.

Annual Schools Day - Tuesday 23rd May 2017 - Driffield Agricultural Showground

An opportunity to promote the world of vegetables to local school children.

Monthly Meeting - Monday 29th May 2017 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

David Allison FNVS will talk about 'Fuchsias For Everyone'.

David is the current Chairman of West Yorkshire DA and Assistant Treasurer for Northern Branch.

Monthly Meeting - Monday 26th June 2017 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Graham Wagstaffe will talk about 'Round and Round the Garden'.

Monthly Meeting - Monday 31st July 2017 - 6.30pm onwards

Visit to Hessle Allotments, via a sliproad off Boothferry Road, Hessle. -  For those who have not been here before, the Allotments entrance is just to the west of Hemmingway Walk, on the north side of Boothferry Road and opposite the entrance to Hessle Lawn Tennis Club which is situated on the south side of the road. Watch out for the East Yorkshire DA banner which will be displayed at the entrance to the Allotments sliproad.  Please park on Boothferry Road; there will be no parking spaces available inside the Allotment area itself.

Monthly Meeting - Monday 25th September 2017 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Julian Davis of Cawood Horticultural Research Centre will talk about their trials with various growing media.

Annual DA Show - Sunday 1st October 2017 - Cherry Tree Garden Centre, Hull Bridge Road, Beverley

The 41st Annual Show. 

Monthly Meeting - Monday 30th October 2017 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Hilary Dodson of the Northern Fruit Group will talk about Growing Fruit in the North.

Monthly Meeting - Monday 27th November 2017 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Adrian Read FNVS will give a vegetable-related talk - yet to be decided.

Adrian is the current Chairman of the North Yorkshire and South Durham DA.


Annual General Meeting - Monday 29th January 2018 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley
A review of the year together with your chance to air your views and to elect officers for 2018/19.

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