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                                         Our Programme for 2024

Programme organisers: Carol and Geoff Brown

Meetings are usually held on the second Friday of the month at 7.30.

Indoor meetings, unless otherwise stated in the Programme are held at the:

Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall ,

Mill Lane, Holloway

DE4 5 BD

Fri 12th January

Sally Smith

“Vegetable inspirations”

Sally hopes to inspire people to grow and garden organically. Her career in horticulture spans over 20 years working as a lecturer then as a researcher on several BBC gardening programmes.



Fri 9th February


“Camilla Anderson

“The gardens of the Dukes of Devonshire and Northumberland, Chatsworth, Chiswick, Syon and Alnwick” 

Camilla is a garden historian, lecturer and photographer based in Derbyshire. 


 Friday 23rd February


Garden visit (arrive for 2.30pm)

Highfield House, Nr Alfreton

Owner Paul Peat will give a guided tour of their 2-acre wood filled with snowdrops.  Tour will be followed by a delicious afternoon tea. Cost £8 per person 

Friday 8th March  

Members’ evening

(further details to follow)



Friday 12th April


Ryan Sandford-Blackburn

“Introducing permaculture as an ethical toolkit as told through my gardens” 

Ryan is director of Earthed Up, a not-for-profit worker’s cooperative in Belper. They grow and sell edible and useful plants and their seeds.



Saturday 11th May 


Annual Plant Sale


 Friday 24th May  

Possible afternoon visit to Lea Gardens (further details to follow)

Friday 14th June 

Garden visit (arrive for 2.30pm)

Don Whitton’s Garden and Allotment

Afternoon visit to Don’s euphorbia allotment and garden at Harthill.  Cost £7 per person including refreshments.



Friday 12th July 

Garden visit (arrive for 7.00pm)

Yew Tree Bungalow, Tansley

Jane will give a guided tour of her half an acre plantswoman’s garden.  Cost £9 per person including refreshments.



Sunday 18th August


Full day coach trip to

Breezy Knees Garden nr York

This is one of the largest gardens in the North of England at over 20 acres and with more than 7000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees.

“The collection of plants is incredible” Adam Frost



Saturday 7th September


Annual Horticultural Show

Friday 11th October


Kevin Pratt

“Don’t go to sleep during winter”

Kevin is the owner of Village Plants Nursery in Stockport. He is on the RHS Trials Committee and a RHS gold medallist.



Late October


 Possible afternoon visit to Sheffield Botanical Gardens


 Friday 8th November

Geoff Hodge

“The 12 month garden – colour all the year round”

Geoff is a writer, editor, author, TV and radio presenter.



Friday 13th December      AGM and Christmas Fuddle  

New members are always welcome and guests are also invited (for a small £2 admission fee). 

Membership enquiries to 



Subscriptions: Please pay £15 for each member online to

Dethick Lea & Holloway Horticultural Society

Sort code:  60 14 15 

Account Number:  80625770

Use your name as reference



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