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Geoff HamiltonOur September Meeting has to be one of the best meetings the Association has ever had! Certainly one of the top three!  We were very lucky to be able to get Nick Hamilton (son of Geoff Hamilton) from Barnsdale Gardens to drive up from Rutland to visit Ilkley to speak to some 40 members and guests on Thursday evening. He brought a few trays of Barnsdale Supplied plants for sale as well.

Our Treasurer started the meeting by making a presentation of a cheque to Ilkley In Bloom to help them renovate the plot of land beside Hauxley Court on Leeds Road which was gratefully received by the group.

The meeting was then handed over to Nick who kept us all entertained with tales of Geoff and the BBC Years of Gardeners' World as presented by Geoff, before moving on to the series of programmes that Geoff created such as Geoff Hamilton's Cottage Gardens, a series of 6 programmes. Nick took us through the making of the gardens for this and the other series. The dedication and hard work Geoff put into them came through very clearly. Throughout the talk, Nick kept us laughing with ancedotes of Geoff and it was a fantastic evening that everyone enjoyed.

The association started way back in 1967 and it was nice to see the founder of Ilkley Gardeners' (Mrs A Graham) be able to make it to this special meeting.

Next month sees Nigel Harrison of BBC Radio York visiting for one last time when he supports two of his students as they compete in the Landscaping World Skills in Japan and this will take place on October 5th at the All Saints Parish Church House Hall as normal.

Presentation by Ilkley Gardeners' Treasurer to Ilkley In Bloom representative

 

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