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Meeting Information
Friends of Valley Gardens Harrogate will hold meetings at least twice per year. Meeting dates, times and locations may vary. Specific information about each meeting will be promulgated prior to the meeting.

Future FOVG Meetings: We have been well served by St Peter’s Church enabling our past meetings to take place centrally. However, we now have the opportunity for a change and the next two meetings will be held in the Jubilee Room of the Bramall Centre, RHS Harlow Carr at 10.00 am on Saturday, 21 October for the General Meeting and on Saturday, 3 March 2018 for the AGM. The arrangements include FREE ACCESS to Harlow Carr Gardens after each meeting!
We look forward to seeing you.

FOVG General Meeting to be Held on 21st Oct at RHS Harlow Carr: FOVG will hold a General meeting on Saturday, 21 October 2017, at 10.00 am in the Jubilee Room, Bramall Centre, RHS Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB

For admission on arrival for you and your guests,
please download and print off a copy of the meeting notice which can be found here and bring it with you.

After the meeting FOVG members and their guests will be permitted
FREE ENTRY into Harlow Carr Gardens for the remainder of the day. There is also the option of a conducted tour by a Harlow Carr volunteer focusing on the development of the gardens over the years at a charge of £2 a head. So that the appropriate number of volunteer guides can be arranged, pre-booking is essential.

RSVP ESSENTIAL to Peter Blayney, preferably by email, with names of guests and those who require the guided tour by 16 October latest. Please bring with you the appropriate payment in cash or cheque, payable to FOVG, for the guided tour.

Bring your own sandwiches or buy from Bettys

Agenda for FOVG General Meeting, RHS Harlow Carr
Saturday, 21 October 2017, 10.00 am


  • Welcome by the Chairman
  • Apologies
  • Minutes of last General Meeting
  • Matters arising
  • Japanese Garden update (Click here for a copy)
  • Green Park Entrance update (Click here for a copy)
  • Old Magnesia Well Pump Room
  • Other areas
  • 1940s Open Day
  • Finance
  • Membership
  • Events
  • Any other business
  • Date of next meeting
Minutes from Prior Meetings
Minutes from prior meetings can be downloaded here: