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Programme 2022

All talks are, unless otherwise stated, in the Visitors' Centre of the Botanic Garden at 7.30pm. The Garden is open throughout the year and there are guided walks for Friends with the garden team on the last Wednesday of each month, March to October inclusive, starting at 10am. After the walk, coffee is provided and Friends are asked to donate £1.00 towards the funds.

February 16th Talk on "The importance of flowers in a rapidly changing environment" by Bob Baxter.
March 16th Talk on "The Garden Restoration" by James Taylor, Head Gardener at Mount Grace Priory.
April 17th/18th Easter Chick Hunt (NB Helpers much appreciated).
April 20th Talk on "Why trees matter and the work of the Woodland Trust" by David Taylor-Gooby of the Woodland Trust.
May 11th Bluebell Walks with the Garden Team.
May 18th Talk on "The visitor experience and Italian gardens in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries" by Dr Tony Osborne.
June 2nd (Thursday Bank Holiday) Plant Sale in the Garden (NB Helpers much appreciated).
June 15th Day Trip to Beningborough and Breezy Knees.
Late June/Early July (Date to be arranged) Himalayan Balsam Pulling Event in the Garden (All pullers welcome!).
July/August (Date to be arranged) Talk and Demo on "The Sounds of Nature" by Chris Watson.
August 21st Day Trip to Abbotsford (home of Sir Walter Scott) and Melrose.
September 4th Orchid Show at Josephine Butler College.
September 21st Special Anniversary Event. Talk and Cookery Demo on "Gardening on the menu" by Martin and Jill Fish.
October 19th Talk by the Durham Wildlife Trust.
October 26th Friends Tulip Planting Event (Friends to be able to come along on other dates).
November 16th Review of the Year (AGM).
December (Date to be arranged) Christmas Lunch.