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!!!
Martin Walker - He has vast horticultural knowledge and experience having designed, built and grew plants for the RHS Chelsea flower show garden for Leeds University which won a Gold medal. He was head gardener at York Gate Garden Adel amongst many other horticultural achievements.
We are displaying at the Great Yorkshire Show
John Smiles - everything you want to know about growing plants. John is an entertaining speaker and very knowledgable, he is also a very successful showman winning many competitions.
Annual Show which is held at Paxton Hall, this show is open to all, come along and see all of our fabulous exhibits.
Roger Brownbridge - he will be talking to us about Chrysanthemums and sharing his knowledge. Roger is a show director of the Harrogate flower show and a Yorkshire in Bloom judge.
Members show - a chance for all to show their fabulous plants. All welcome to come along and see for yourselves.
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''
Celebrating 40 years of Fuchsia growing!
Magnificent May! it's been very sunny and warm and our fuchsias and gardens have burst into life. One variegated white knights pearl was bare twigs in mid May then it exploded into leaf within 10 days, this is like most plants in the garden. In Leeds there was an explosion of greenfly, this has caused many growers a great headache. Well done to Graham Wheatley our show secretary who exhibited and won in the novice class at the Harrogate Flower Show with a lovely exhibit of daffodils.
Also congratulations to Jackie Kendal who won exhibiting Tulips at the Tulip Championship in May receiving a beautiful engraved glass vase. Many members are busy carefully feeding, shaping and caring for this years exhibition plants. The committee are preparing for the upcoming Great Yorkshire Show at Harrogate, there is a lot of organising and hardworking involved in producing an award winning exhibit so good luck to all involved.