Programme 2018-19

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 £4  (£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 £4 ticket at the bar it is used for purchasing your drinks etc. and change is given to the value of £4. 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 £4 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.

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 2018-19 programme of events has been organised up to and including February 2019 although some of these dates are yet to be confirmedThe annual Show date and venue have now been confirmed as Sunday 30th September 2018 at Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Beverley. Please note that no events are normally arranged for the months of August and December.



Annual General Meeting - Monday 29th January 2018 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

A review of the year together with the chance to air your views and to elect officers for 2018/19, plus the opportunity to hear how Anne Augustyns grows Gladioli.


Monthly Meeting - Monday 26th February 2018 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Keith and Janet Abel will present A Year In Our Garden.


Monthly Meeting - Monday 26th March 2018 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Geoff Wilson will talk about Slugs And Snails.

Geoff is the current Secretary of North Yorkshire and South Durham DA.

Monthly Meeting - Monday 30th April 2018 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Julian Davis will talk about Innovations in Growing Vegetables.

Julian Davis is Head of Agronomy at Stockbridge Technology Centre, Cawood, Selby


Monthly Meeting - Monday 28th May 2018 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Beverley Beekeepers' Association will be telling us about the importance of Bees.


Monthly Meeting - Monday 25th June 2018 - 2.30pm - at the venue below
Afternoon visit to Stockbridge Technology Centre, Cawood, Selby.


Monthly Meeting - Monday 30th July 2018 - 6.30pm - at the venue below

Evening visit to Pocklington Allotments. The Mile, Pocklington


Monthly Meeting - Monday 24th September 2018 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Peter Booker and Mike Graves will give a talk on Pinks and Carnations.

Mike Graves is a national champion in the chrysanthemum world growing Japs and he is also a very good grower of Pinks and Carnations. Peter Booker is also a good grower of Pinks.


Annual DA Show - Sunday 30th September 2018 - Cherry Tree Garden Centre, Hull Bridge Road, Beverley

The 42nd Annual Show.


Monthly Meeting - Monday 29th October 2018 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

David Peel will give a talk on growing Show Potatoes.

The Peels are from West Yorkshire and are famous for winning many trophies with their potatoes.



Monthly Meeting - Monday 26th November 2018 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Paul Neve will present an evening of floral art entitled Festive Fun


Monthly Meeting - Monday 28th January 2019 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

A review of the year together with the chance to air your views and to elect officers for 2019/20, 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 - Tuesday 25th February 2019 - 7.30pm - The Conservative Club, Beverley

Trevor Barningham will be describing My Yorkshire.

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