West Yorkshire AGS Local Group
West Yorkshire Group Meetings
Our meetings take place on the second Saturday of each month September to May inclusive.
We are a friendly group and you are welcome no matter what level of expertise you have. There are members who have a keen interest and a good knowledge about growing plants such as saxifrages, crocuses, cyclamen, gentians, hepaticas, snowdrops, narcissi, fritillaries, primulas, dianthus, trilliums, hellebores, campanulas, androsaces, sedums, dwarf pines and many others.
There is usually a guest speaker at the meetings who gives a talk for about an hour on a topic of interest to growers of alpine plants.
Before the main part of the meeting, normally the talk, there is a chance to chat, ask questions of the appropriate experts and to swap, buy and sell plants. Afterwards we have tea or coffee with biscuits. There is also a raffle.
We have a display table at each meeting (non-competitive) on which members display any plants for our interest.
At each meeting there are plant sales tables where volunteers sell spare plants on behalf of members with a contribution going to Group funds. Some of the plants sold are unusual and hard to obtain elsewhere. We also have sales tables for second hand gardening books and greeting cards produced by a talented artist member.
There are Local Group Shows in September/October and May. There is also the AGS Harlow Carr Show in mid-October, organised by one of our members with the help of many other members.
Meetings are held at St Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Road, Far Headingley, Leeds LS16 5JT (see map below). The Hall opens from 1.45 pm for a 2.30 pm start to the Meeting. There is ample parking and good disabled access. This is easily reached, lying just 1 mile south of the Leeds Outer Ring Road (A6120) at the junction with the A660. Beware speed cameras! The Fisherman's Wife (Bryan’s as was) Fish and Chip shop nearby provides both take-away and restaurant facilities.
Our Membership Secretaries, Bob and Di Dark, welcome everyone just inside the Main Hall.
Bob and Di can also be contacted by phone: 01430 626482 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subscription: £15.00. Vistors £2.00. Annual membership runs from September.
All are welcome!