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Autumn Meeting and AGM, 22nd and 23rd October 2016

The 2016 Autumn visit and AGM will take place on 22-23 October with visits to gardens and arboreta around North Yorkshire. Please join us of an interesting weekend of visits, as well as the AGM.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

On Saturday morning, 22nd October, the visit will be to The Yorkshire Arboretum, (Post-code: YO60 7BY). This arboretum is only a short distance from Castle Howard. Look for the signs as you approach. This 120 acre arboretum has many great trees and is a joint project with Kew Gardens. Meet in the Car Park at 10.00am.

After the tour here we shall go to a local village hall for, lunch, AGM and silent auction. Please bring items for the silent auction.

It is then back to Ray Wood which is part of the Castle Howard Estate (Post-code: YO60 7DA).
Both the Arboretum and Ray Wood have many rare plants as well as good maples and this will be a day not to miss.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Sunday morning starts at 10.00am with a visit to Thorpe Perrow (Post-code: DL8 2PS), an arboretum full of rare and unusual plants. Here we shall be shown around by the Curator, Faith Douglas. With luck the many fine maples in the collection will be in full autumn colour.

Then it is lunch and departure for Newby Hall (Post-code: HG4 5AE). We are particularly privileged to be allowed entry at this time as the gardens are closed to the public. Here we shall be met by Mark Johnson, Head Gardener, and shown around. Then all too soon it will be time to think of home and departure.

Saturday evening meal

We have arranged for an evening meal at the Golden Fleece hotel in Thirsk on the Saturday night. For those wishing to participate in this please let us know you are coming as we have to make meal choices beforehand. We look forward to seeing old and new members alike for what promises to be a great weekend.

If you have any questions use the form to contact us.

Annual General Meeting, Saturday 22nd October 2016 at 1pm, followed by Silent Auction

At Welburn Village Hall, Church Lane, Welburn, York, YO60 7EG. Please note there is another Welburn with 10 miles, please check you are heading to the correct venue!

The agenda for the AGM is now available.

If you wish to offer your services to join the committee, make a nomination or give a proxy vote, you can do so in advance by contacting Jan Walker, secretary.
The committee meets about three times a year, usually in Oxfordshire and/or via Skype, and additionally by email, to organise the activities of the Society.

Silent auction. Please bring contributions (trees, spare seed and maple-related or other items) to the village hall between 12.30 and 1pm, if you can, or contact Mike Walker.

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