Events Diary

The Friends of Thwaite Gardens Spring Meeting will be held at the gardens on Sunday 24th March 2024 at 1.00 for 1.30pm. There will be time before and after the meeting to look round the gardens and glasshouses.

The talk will be given by Dr Peter Williams a retired plant lecturer from York University entitled ‘A year in a woodland garden’.
The talk is based mainly on Weathervane House and looks at the plants that come and go throughout the year. Plant types covered include trees and shrubs together with woodland plants, herbaceous perennials and bulbs. Special emphasis is given to plants for acid soils and the talk is richly illustrated with images of azaleas, rhododendrons, magnolias, lilies, erythroniums, ferns, trilliums and meconopsis.

Entry free to members and £2 for non-members and will include refreshments. Guests welcome.


The Friends of Thwaite Gardens Open Day will be held on Sunday 19th May, 11am-4pm. Come and explore the gardens and glasshouses! There will be tree walks, a variety of plants for sale, refreshments, tombola and the ‘All for One’ choir. More details to follow.