AGM & Members Weekend – Harrogate 2017

Our 2017 AGM was held in Harrogate, Yorkshire in early May and was a great success. We look forward to seeing many NCH at the 2018 AGM in Dorset.

If you have received plants from the Plant Exchange, don’t forget to register them in the Plant Guardians scheme, this only takes a couple of minutes via this link:

Plant Heritage

Many thanks to our Yorkshire group for the wonderful 2017 AGM, based in Harrogate, with some excellent garden visits and talks.  Particular thanks go to Richard Laurence, Cathryn Denby, Dean Lockwood, Simon Crawford and Ruth Wood.

Plus many thanks to Pat Cooke from Floral Tours for organising the event.

The weekend kicked off with a very successful Plant Exchange, thanks to the incredible work of members and coordinators, and Lloyd Kenyon for pulling it all together. Despite the interesting additional factor of being on the first floor, plants came up safely in the lift from the car park loaded on some rather magnificent luggage trolleys! Plants in an array of trays and boxes made a fantastic display of over 1200 plants, many of which are rare and unusual enough to be considered for inclusion in the Plant Guardian scheme.

Also on Friday, members enjoyed a guided talk by Paul Cook, Curator of Harlow Carr on a beautiful…

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