Gail Summerfield MSc Dip Hort [RHS]
Gail trained as a botanist and plant physiologist before working in retailing as a training officer. She started Westshores in 1985, and seventeen years ago took a post as a part-time lecturer at Bishop Burton College. She now manages a private course, "Better Gardening" at the village hall in Winterton. Theory modifies and is modified by the practical experience of running a nursery and she is a well informed, interesting speaker.
Gail is the primary speaker, but for some topics we work as a double act. There are 16 titles listed in our brochure, which summarises the content of each presentation and indicates its suitability for various audiences.
The fee for is £45 and travelling is charged at 35p per mile plus bridge tolls. In the present financial climate we may have to adjust the mileage. The fee for large groups is £50.
We are willing to travel up to 100 miles or for 3 hours in one direction. For bookings further from home we may have to ask for overnight accommodation.
Booking a talk
Please contact John [01724 733940 or 07875732535 or email], if your interested in making a booking. If a speaker booked for your gardening club has to cancel at short notice we may be able to help.
Visits to the Nursery
Gardening clubs and other groups are welcome to visit the Nursery, but please remember we are now primarily a production unit. Contact John [01724 733940 or 07875732535 or email] to make arrangements. Light refreshments will be provided and we ask for a donation to Perennial [Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society].
If your group is proposing to come to see us during the day, it may be worth combining it with a visit to Normanby Hall Victorian Walled Garden, DN15 9HU about 3 miles from us and 4 miles north of Scunthorpe off the B1430. Normanby Hall can be contacted on 01724 720588 or by email.