Keep in touch with North-East gardening and floral events through this column every Saturday.
National Gardens Scheme, garden open at Crook Hall, Sidegate, Durham, 11am-5pm.
National Gardens Scheme, gardens open at Browside, Boldron, near Barnard Castle, 1-5.30pm; Thornley House, Allendale, 2-5pm; and 9 Grenville Court, Darras Hall, 2-5.30pm.
Monday, July 2
North of England Rosecarpe Horticultural Society, talk, Fifty Favourites, by Richard Barnes, Civic Centre, Gateshead, 7pm.
Herrington Flower Club, ruby celebration demonstration, Celebrate in Style with Me, by Andrew Grisewood of York, Venerable Bede C of E School, Tunstall Bank, 7.30pm (book on 0191-528-1298).
Tuesday, July 3
Whitley Bay Flower Club, practical, all-foliage arrangement, St John's Church Hall, Ilfracombe Gardens, 2pm.
Wednesday, July 4
National Gardens Scheme, garden open at Moorbank Botanic Garden, Claremont Road, Newcastle, 6-9pm.
Thursday, July 5.
Durham Flower Club, demonstration, Spice of Life, by Cynthia Scott, Methodist Church Hall, North Road, 2pm.
Woodlands Park (North Gosforth) Floral Art Club, demonstration, The Pleasure is Mine, by Margaret Finn, Daverson Hall, Elmwood Avenue, 7.45pm.
Cestrian Flower Club, open demonstration, Something Old, Something New, by Gillian Platt of Lancashire, Park View Comprehensive School, 7.15pm.
Saturday, July 7.
Whickham Gardeners' Association, early summer flower show, Chase Park, 12noon-3.30pm
Sunday, July 8.
National Gardens Scheme, gardens open at Cragside, Rothbury, 10.30am-5pm; and Thorpe, near Barnard Castle (three gardens), 2-5pm.