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1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989

1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994

1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004

2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009

2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

2015 | 

(All meetings dates were 4th Thursdays unless otherwise noted)

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1989

26 January : Mr & Mrs DW Salt, “Grow Something Different”
23 March :  Mr EM Upward, “A Beginner in the Mountains”
Sunday 9 April : Car Boot Plant Sale at the Fox & Hounds, Old Somerby
4 May (Thursday) : Social Evening in the garden of Mr & Mrs D Sellars, 32 Main St, Dyke, nr. Bourne, with emphasis on violas and violettas
18 May (Thursday) : Garden Visits to Mrs J Grant, Toft House, Old Leake, Boston and Mr & Mrs DW Salt, Donington House, Main Road, Wrangle, Boston
Sunday 8 June : Coach Outing to Hidcote and Kiftsgate Court
13 July (Thursday) : Garden Visit to Mrs A Huntington, The Old Rectory, Sudborough, Kettering, Northants
28 Sept : (at Lincolnshire College of Agriculture, Caythorpe) Mr CD Brickell, Director-General of the Royal Horticultural Society, “The Vanishing Garden” (Admission by ticket only)
Sunday 15 Oct : Car Boot Plant Sale at the Fox & Hounds, Old Somerby
23 Nov : AGM with guest speaker

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1994

27 January : AGM followed by “Making Things Grow”, a talk by Nicholas Warliker (Head Gardener to HRH Princess Alice)
24 March :  John Bond, “Gardens of the Great Park at Windsor”
Sunday 10 April : Car Boot Sale of Plants and Bulbs Car Park of the Fox and Hounds, Old Somerby, near Grantham
Saturday 14 May : Garden visits to 2 private gardens in Leasingham, near Sleaford
Saturday 11 June : Coach Trip to 3 private gardens in Derbyshire
23 June : Evening visits to private gardens near Nottingham
14 July : Evening visits to John & Susan Dinenage’s garden in Maxey and the Dingle Nursery, Pilsgate, near Stamford
22 September : Caythorpe College Stephen Lacey, “Colour and Scent”
Sunday 2 October : Car Boot Sale of Plants etc
24 November : Hazel Kaye, “The Garden in Autumn, Winter and Spring”

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1997

January :
March :
May :
Saturday 28 June : Garden visits to Lolham Mill (Mr & Mrs P Sillars), Heath Road, Helpston (Mrs June Clements) and Castle End Rd, Maxey (Mr & Mrs J Dinenage)
3 July : Garden visit to Heath House, Ryhall (Mr & Mrs A Vrona)
Sunday 13 July : Coach Outing to Norfolk, visiting Alby Crofts Gardens, Erpingham, Nr Aylsham (Mr & Mrs John Alston) and The Old Vicarage, East Ruston, (Alan Gray & Graham Robeson)
Saturday 3 September : Garden visit to Hill House, Market Overton (Mr & Mrs B Taylor) and Langham Lodge, Langham, near Oakham (Mr & Mrs Hemsley)
November :

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1998

22 January : AGM followed by Graham Robeson, “Creating the Garden of East Ruston Old Vicarage”
26 March : Eleanor Fisher, “Small Perennials or Alpines”
Sunday 19 April : Plant Sale at the Fox & Hounds, Old Somerby
28 May : Peter Lewis, “Herbaceous Campanulas”
11 June : Garden Visit to Mr & Mrs Hall, Kirkby Underwood, and Mr & Mrs R Beddington, Rippingale
Saturday 18 July : Coach Outing to Park Farm, Great Waltham and Glen Chantry, Wickham Bishops
24 September : Joe Sharman, “Variegated Plants”
Autumn Garden Visit to Mr & Mrs Atkinson, Haconby Hall
Sunday 4 October : Plant Sale at the Fox & Hounds, Old Somerby
26 November : Ken Akers, “Sink, Trough and Container Gardening”

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2001

25 January : AGM followed by Vanessa Cook, “Pulmonarias and Hardy Geraniums”
22 March : Brian Hiley, “Tender and Unusual Perennial Plants”
Sunday 8 April : Plant Sale at Willow Holt, Folkingham
Saturday 21 April : Coach Outing to Glen Chantry, Wickham Bishops (Wol & Sue Staines) and Beeches Nursery, Ashdon near Saffron Walden
17 May : Marilyn Abbott, “Potagers” (if I remember correctly this was cancelled as the speaker was in Australia?)
Saturday 7 July : Coach Outing to West Green House, Hartley Witney (Marilyn Abbott) and Green Farm Plants
27 September : Nori Pope, “Colour by Design”
Sunday 30 September : Plant Sale at Willow Holt, Folkingham
22 November : Bob Brown, “tbc”

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2007

25 January : AGM followed by a talk by Joe Sharman
Wednesday 14 February : Garden visit to Cliff & Joan Curtis, Haconby
22 March : Rupert Golby
24 May :
27 September : Pam Tatam
22 November : Vanessa Cook

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2010

28 January : Dr & Mrs RB Wallis, “Early Bulbs and Bulbous Habitat”
February : Garden visit to the garden of Forbes & Carole Smith, Wansford
25 March : Caroline Tait, “Coton Manor – Past & Present”
27 May : Jeff Hutchings, “Hardy Orchids”
10 July : Coach Outing to Coventry area and Gloucestershire:
___ visiting Avondale Nursery, Russell’s Nursery, Packwood House, Hidcote Manor
23 September : Derry Watkins, “Unusual and Long-blooming Plants”
25 November : Geoff Hodge, “Colour in the Garden”

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2011

27 January : AGM followed by Don Witton, “Early Bulbs and Bulbous Habitat”
24 February : Garden visit to the gardens of Dick & Margaret Dawkins and Don & Mary Baker, Burbage, Leicestershire
24 March : John Massey, “A Garden for All Seasons”
28 May : Sally Gregson, “Hydrangeas”
Saturday 9 July : Coach Outing to Yorkshire
___ visiting Littlethorpe Manor and Field Cottage, Ripon and Newby Hall Gardens
August : Garden Visit to Walnut Tree Cottage and The Hollies, Welbourn
22 September : Will Giles, “Hardy Exotics”
24 November : Timothy Walker, “The Plants of the Algarve”

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2012

26 January : AGM followed by Ian Young, “Woodland Bulbs”
Monday 6 February : Garden visit to John Gennard, ‘Brinkfields’, Seagrave, Leics,
___ and Ray & Sylvia Cobb, 188 Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, Notts
22 March : Anne Godfrey, “Good in Bed”
24 May : Janet Sleep, “Special Plants and Their Role in the Garden Scheme”
30 June : Coach Outing to Northamptonshire:
___ visiting Woodchippings; Garden Hill Grounds, Evenley; Cedar Farm, Desborough
27 September : Roger Harvey, “The Hot Border”
22 November : Jim Ireland, “Choice Bulbs in Pots”

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2013

24 January : AGM followed by Trevor Rogers, “Vita, Violets, Verse”
28 March : Penny Dawson, “Growing and Breeding Distinctive, Garden-worthy Hellebores”
23 May : Ben Potterton, “Early Summer Perennials”
Wednesday 26 June : Coach outing to Norfolk: Hindringham Hall, South Creake Nursery & Houghton Hall
Thursday 11 July : Coach Outing
___ visiting Mr & Mrs Good, Overbeck, Scothern, nr. Lincoln
26 September : Richard Hobbs, “Bulbs for Small Gardens”
28 November : Nigel Colborn, “Glory in the Gloom“

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2014

24 January : AGM followed by Kevin Hughes, “California, Oregon and Some Trilliums”
27 March : Rob Cole, “Summer Perennials”
29 May : Pam Tatam, “Combinations, Underwear and a few Suspenders”
5 June : Garden visit to Priory Cottage, Hough on the Hill
Saturday 14 June : Coach Outing
___ visiting Meadow Farm Garden Nursery Worcestershire and Coughton Court, Warwickshire
25 September : Vanessa Cook, “My Garden Through the Year”
27 November : Simon White, “The A–Z of Roses”

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2015

22 January : AGM followed by Val Bourne, “Dahlias”
27 March : Special SLGS “Gardening Questions Time” with Lady Ursula Cholmeley, Colin Ward, Sharron White & Simon Garbutt
16 April : Helen Dillon, “The Dillon Garden”  (special ticket-only event)
28 May : Joe Sharman, “The Spring Flowers of North Turkey”
11 June : Garden visit to Alwalton Manor
Saturday 18 July : Coach Outing to Norfolk
___ visiting Dale Farm & Dunbheagan, nr Dereham & High House, Shipdham, Thetford
24 September : Annie Godfrey, “Autumn Fireworks”
26 November : Andrew Mikolajski, “The Garden at York Gate”

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