Programme of speakers: see also Speakers page for more information.
7 September 2022. Aidan Campbell "Reflections'
comparing old with new
5 October 2022. Jonny Bettes, Parks and Cemeteries
Officer, Down Council
2 November 2022. Jonathan Hall - talking about the
optical charity he works with
7 December 2022. Members' Question and Answer session
4 January 2023. TBC
1 February 2023. Mark McCormick , RSPB - Gardening
1 March 2023. Robbie Stewart, PSNI Crime Prevention
5 April 2023. AGM and Quiz.
When we are not limited by Covid restrictions, our meetings are open to everyone, and take place at the Stye Brae Centre, Gilnahirk Road, Belfast. The meeting starts at 8pm. Talks usually alternate monthly between Civic and Gardening topics.
Our club supports all types of gardening — cottage-style, native plant and succulent, vegetable and fruit and so on.
However, we do not limit our meetings to gardening issues. We are also a Civic Society and we arrange speakers on a wide range of topics. In the past we have heard about how to become a tour guide; the history of some of East Belfast's large houses; SD Bell's tea and coffee business; the Air Ambulance Service; local environmental issues as well as photographic presentations and demonstrations.