Events for 2022

Here is a preview of the early events planned for 2022. Full details will be sent to members in January.


Zoom talk by Michael Myers “Snowdrops - October to April”, Wednesday 19th, 7pm

Michael’s talk will cover most of the snowdrop species and look at the various different flower forms including pterugiform, poculiform, virescent and ‘yellow’ snowdrops. Whilst the majority of snowdrops flower from late January to early March, there is increasing interest in snowdrops that flower earlier and later than normal. These also feature prominently in the talk since they extend the season for galanthophiles considerably.

Michael has a long association with horticulture in the North of England, particularly with Harlow Carr, Askham Bryan College, the Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden and currently as horticultural lecturer at Craven College Skipton. He describes his horticultural interests as eclectic and diverse. With a keen interest in winter colour, he grows over 400 varieties of snowdrops

This talk is free, but please can you contact Maddy Hughes at madalynhughes56 [at] if you would like to join the talk and she will send you a Zoom link.


Snowdrop visit to Wentworth Woodhouse, Thursday 10th,11.30am

YGT’s first garden visit of 2022 will be to Wentworth Woodhouse, near Rotherham, and is perfectly timed to enjoy their Snowdrop Trail – and much more, see below. Members who wish to join this event should meet at the Entrance Hall of the House by 11.00am. We are not issuing tickets for this event so you will need to buy a ticket from Reception in the Entrance Hall, £6.00 for National Trust members (please remember to take your NT card with you), £12.00 for non-members. Parking is signposted and is 300yds from the house. Well-behaved dogs on leads are allowed too. If you wish to have refreshments before the tour, there is a Tearoom on the ground floor of the house, but please leave enough time to meet at 11.00am for the tour start at 11.30.

This event is being organised by Chris Beevers chrisbeevers121 [at] or 07906152317 Please can you contact her if you are interested in joining the Snowdrop Tour, as she needs to know our numbers in advance for the tour guide/s, or if you would like more information.

Chris has also added suggestions if you would like to have a day out at Wentworth Woodhouse.

Lunch: bring your own picnic, the Tearoom café in the house, The Rockingham Arms pub in the estate village, or the Bothy or the Walled Garden Restaurant, both in Wentworth Woodhouse Garden Centre.

After lunch: revisit the gardens accessed through the entrance hall, the South Terrace, the Forest of Bewilderment, the Ice House and the Mulberry Garden.

Explore the Repton parkland from the car park. (Closes 4.00pm)

Drive to the Wentworth Woodhouse Garden Centre (Closes 5.30pm) to visit the remnants of the Kitchen Garden and well-maintained ornamental gardens. A small charge of £1.75 is usually made, £1.25 Seniors Citizens, free to RHS members.

Explore the local churches and estate village, using a footpath that leads from the garden centre car park.

For more information about Wentworth Woodhouse Gardens, an Illustrated Guide by Joan and Mel Jones is excellent.

For details of the rest of the programme, see Events

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