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Darrington Garden Club

Darrington Garden Club started in 2008


We meet on the second Wednesday of the Month at The Kyte. 6pm to 7pm

Meetings are VERY informal and loads of fun (Always!) We discuss pretty well anything that's loosely connected with gardens - the list of topics is almost endless.


No subs - that's rightNO SUBS  but because the Kyte very generously allow us to use a room for free, we do expect people attending to at least buy a cuppa (£1) or a drink from the bar as a modest gesture of thanks to them.


Don't feel you have to attend each meeting to be a member. It doesn't work that way. Many folk do return after making a visit but you'll always be made most welcome whether you're a regular or an occasional 'drop-in' attender.


Over the years we've  built up quite an impressive 'fund' of shared experiences and knowledge.

None of us would pretend to be an expert and even though some very knowledgeable people attend, the tone of every meeting is always friendly, inclusive - and you're guaranteed to leave with at least a smile!


You may well leave with more, though! People attending often bring a 'spare' plant from their garden or a packet or two of no-longer-needed seeds or some gardening magazine and we always make time for a swap/exchange/sharing session towards the end of our meetings.

It's not compulsory, though for you to bring something to every meeting so don't feel pressured!


A typical meeting starts at 6pm at The Kyte.

One of our regular members arranges a (usually monthly) Garden Club meal at The Kyte - no obligation, of course, but it's usually on the Friday following a club meeting.


So, you see, looks like excellent value for the price of a cuppa!!!!


You won't be surprised to hear that we'll welcome people of ANY age and lots of gardening expertise or none. Our youngest member has been 10 and our oldest has been … well, a little bit older!!!

We've helped The Kyte by establishing their Herb Garden and also advising on their gardens.


Andy Tagger – Chairman: 704681



Darrington 2017 OPEN GARDEN Celebration 18th to 25th June 2017


IIt’s not a competition, just an opportunity for folk to ’share’ views of some of the lovely gardens in Darrington.


No entry fee - just contact Andy Tagger on 01977 704681 or pop into Darrington Stores and lleave your details there.


Your garden doesn’t have to be ‘open’ every day - you decide which day and between which times.


Signs/directions and printed details will be sorted after Andy has had a chat with you to answer any questions you may have before the Open Garden week.


Darrington Golf Club, Darrington Stores and The Kyte are once again very generously supporting Darrington Open Gardens 2017.

2015 Winning Garden - Claude Spencer 2015 garden by  Hayley and Denise Challand

2015 garden by Hayley and Denise Challand

2015 Winning Garden to Claude Spencer

2015 garden by John Harrison

2015 garden by John Harrison

2015 tithe barn garden by Hazel Crabtree

2015 tithe barn garden by Hazel Crabtree

2015 garden by Jackie and Trev.

2015 garden by Jackie and Trev.

2015 garden by Wendy Underwood

2015 garden by Wendy Underwood

2015 garden by Judith Walker

2015 garden by Judith Walker

March 2015

Minutes of Garden Club Meetings

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