Graham Smith

01423 772832


Dacre Banks and Summerbridge Open Gardens: four beautiful gardens in Nidderdale will be open as a superb combination in aid of the National Gardens Scheme charities on Sunday, July 7, 11am-5pm. Combined admission to all the gardens is £6, children free. Visitors may start their tour at any of the four gardens where a map will be provided. Each garden has its own distinctive character and atmosphere and they are linked by a delightful walk along the Nidd valley footpaths. Woodlands Cottage offers varied areas of planting including woodland, wild flower meadow, herbaceous and vegetable gardens. The garden at Riverside House is designed on several levels and includes many shade-loving plants and a historic dye-house. Low Hall has a large romantic garden set around the 17th century Jacobean house, whilst the two-acre flower arranger’s garden at Yorke House has colour-themed borders and attractive water features, including ponds and stream. Together, the gardens offer many innovative features of interest to visitors and should prove a wonderful day out for anyone wishing to relax in beautiful surroundings. Light refreshments, including cream teas, will be available during the day at Yorke House and Low Hall. Visitors may use the orchard picnic area at Yorke House. Parking and plant stalls available at each garden. Dogs welcome on lead. For further information contact 01423 780456

All day grub: Hookstone Memorial Hall, Low Lane, Thornthwaite will be serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon teas, ice cream 9.30am-4.30pm on Saturday, July 6 and every first Saturday in the month until December. Raising funds for the hall - Charity No: 701972.

Dacre Banks Cricket Club: on Saturday, July 6 the 2nd team will be at home to Thirsk seconds.

Rhythm and Rugs: on Saturday, July 13, 6.30-10.30pm at Millgarth, Darley. Live music by Puffins and Easybeat. Tickets £15 with a fish and chip supper at 8pm or £10 bring your own picnic. Bar, Pimms and ice-cream available. Tickets from 01423780495. Indoors if inclement.

Church services: Sunday, July 7 Providence United Reformed Church, Dacre Top Mrs E Wilkins at 9.30am. Summerbridge Methodist Church Mr Stephen Edwards at 10.30am. Darley Methodist Church Mr Derek Barnes at 10.30am.