Keep in touch with North-East gardening and floral events through this column every Saturday.

Keep in touch with North-East gardening and floral events through this column every Saturday.

Sunday, June 10

National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens - North-East group, great North plant sale including many rare species, Kirkley Hall College, Ponteland, 10am-4pm.

National Gardens Scheme, gardens open at Ashfield, Hebron, 12noon-5pm; Barningham village, near Barnard Castle, 1pm-5pm; and Bedburn Hall, Hamsterley, 2pm-6pm.

Monday, June 11

Herrington Flower Club, ruby celebration dinner, Hallgarth Manor Hotel, Pittington, 7.30pm (book on 0191-528-1298).

Whickham Flower Club, visit to Hermitage Garden, off Front Street, meet there, 7.30pm.

Tuesday, June 12

South Shields Flower Club, demonstration, by Helen Atkinson, Sutton Trust Hall, Prince Edward Road, 2pm.

Bedlington Flower Club, practical, Summer Miniature, Residents' Association, Station Street, Bedlington Station, 7.30pm.

Chester-le-Street Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society, meeting, Relton Working Men's Club, Relton Terrace, 7.30pm.

Durham and Northumberland Fuchsia Society, meeting, Bowburn Community Centre, 7.30pm.

Washington and District Fuchsia Society, meeting, Millennium Centre, Washington town centre, 7.30pm.

Wednesday, June 13

Derwent Valley Flower Club, open demonstration, Just a Few Flowers, by Pamella (CORRECT) Alexander, Village Hall, Shotley Bridge, 2pm.

Callerton Garden and Flower Club, garden talk by Kathleen Scott and demonstration of ribbons by Linda Musgrove, Memorial Hall, Ponteland, 2pm.

Elite Dianthus Society, meeting, Civic Centre, Gateshead, 7pm.

Thursday, June 14

British Cactus and Succulent Society - Northumbria branch, talk, The Country Diary of a Cactus Anorak, by Rob Stevenson, St Aidan's Community Centre, Brunton Park, 7.30pm.

Friday, June 15

Berwick and District Floral Art Club, demonstration, The Glory of the Garden, by Evelyn Young, of Dundee, Community Centre, 7pm.

Sunday, June 17

National Gardens Scheme, gardens open at 25 & 26 Park Road South, Chester-le-Street, and Greystones, The Dene, Allendale, 2pm-5pm; The Square, Greta Bridge, near Barnard Castle, and Mindrum, near Yetholm, 2pm-6pm.

Tuesday, June 19

Sunderland Floral Art Club, talk, Crystal Healing, by Brenda Hunt, Royalty Theatre, 2pm.

Cleadon Flower Arrangement Society, demonstration, This time of Year, by John Dalton, of Carlisle, Church Hall, 7.30pm.


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