2022 Upcoming Events...
Our meetings will be held at Paxton Hall, Kirkstall Lane, Headingley, Leeds, LS5 2AB @ 7.30pm
We would really love to see you all there!!!
2022 Events calendar
Welcome back with quiz (and a prize)and chat to see how members have coped during the pandemic.
Nick Smith (Harrogate show director) - giving a talk entitled The Show Must Go On.
Roger Burnett - Pelargoniums
John Freer - Spring bulbs
John Carr - speaking about cactus & succulent propagation inc practical demonstrations
Michael Myers - talking about herbaceous perennials.
annual Show at Paxton - show schedules available from Graham Wheatley or take a look at the show page on this website.
members show at Paxton
Terry Sykes - talking about 'from a novice to growing prize winning fuchsia's'
Agnes & Suzanne making Christmas wreaths.
Annual general meeting members only
The West Yorkshire Fuchsia Society which was formed in 1978 in Leeds. We are a small friendly group of gardeners of all ages and backgrounds who enjoy growing fuchsias. We have members throughout Leeds and beyond and welcome anyone who is interested in fabulous fuchsias.
"Calling all Tykes” – that was the clarion call from fuchsia lover Alan Waddington in the British Fuchsia Society magazine in 1978. From this stirring cry arose the West Yorkshire Fuchsia Society, which has now been in existence for over 75 years.
Through the dedication and hard work of 15 founder members, led by Alan, the Society quickly established itself. Sadly, many of those founder members have since passed away, but they laid the foundation of a successful Society for future generations of fuchsia lovers.
The Society is gaining in strength, with a recent influx of new members. We have a solid core of hard-working members whose teamwork enables the Society to undertake and support numerous activities and events with considerable success. We can look forward to the future with optimism and hopefully like-minded enthusiasts will join the Society and carry on the vision of the founder members.
We have a varied programme which covers all aspects of fuchsia cultivation, and includes occasional guest speakers. The Society now has its own A-Z list of the plants held by members, and there is the opportunity to exchange plants, tips and experiences in a friendly informal atmosphere.
The West Yorkshire Fuchsia and Pot Plant Society
''We're all friendly fuchsia folk''
We are pleased to announce that due to the easing of restrictions and the gradual return to a new kind of normal, we are BACK!
Our committee have reorganised the planned events for the rest of this year, we have some excellent talks book and of course there's the shows. See upcoming events calendar for more details.
The Corona virus pandemic has had a huge impact on last year and this years season, all shows and meetings were cancelled. Due to the massive success of the vaccination program and peoples willingness to comply with the restrictions we are slowly returning to normality. The committee have reconvened and have been able to get the society up and running again. They have reorganised the 2021 programme and are working hard to organise 2022 events. It's great news that we are able to hold our members show in September, many of us have missed showing and gathering together with friends. We will proceed with the events following current guidelines and keeping people safe.
Keep well, keep safe and keep growing.