Outings 2019

Our next Outing is to Lampton Hall and Gardens in Northamptonshire. The cost is £35 which includes tours of the gardens and house and lunch with coffee or tea. If you  would like to book contact Di Carter. Her details are on the Committee Page or you can see her at our evening meetings. A deposit of £10 is payable now to reserve your place. 

If you have any ideas for places to visit please let Di know.

There are pictures ofour first outing to Kew Gardens on Sunday 5th May and of our 2018 visits below.

Visits to Members Gardens

Liz Watson is opening her garden at Fieldgate on Friday 2nd August 6-8pm. The cost is £5 which includes a glass of wine, partners and friends welcome. Tickets are on sale at meetings or contact Jenny Matthews

In May group of us visited Barbara Tyndall's delightful garden. The weather was a bit miserable but we still had a lovely afternoon examining the garden plants and enjoying tea and cakes in the sunshine. A big thank you to Barbara.


We run a number of outings each year to go and see for ourselves what other horticulturalists are up to.

​In 2019 we visited Kew Gardens in May and will visit Lampton Hall and Gardens in September.

In 2018 we went to the Malvern Spring Show in May and  Barnsdale Gardens in September.

Members enjoying Vera's garden in July 2018

2018 Outings​

Barnsdale Gardens ​Saturday 15th September.
Barnsdale Gardens was initially set up by Geoff Hamilton of BBC2's Gardeners World fame and is now run  by his son David. It's an 8 acre site, there are 38 small gardens of different types. ​


RHS Malvern Spring Show Saturday 12th May

Members and friends had a beautiful day for their trip to the Malvern Show. A grand time was had by all and many purchases made. It's lucky the coach had lots of luggage space. ​Thanks to Di and Jenny for organising it all and to Monique for the photos.

Members enjoying Catherine's garden in May 2018

Left - Glass Exhibition in the Gardens

Below - The newly refurbished Temperate House  and a Gheko in the Palm House - It is real!!

2019 Outings​

​Kew Gardens Sunday 6th May

There was much to see on our trip to Kew Gardens - Gardens, Glasshouses, Exhibitions and Tree Collection. It was a rather cold and windy day but a good time was had by all. Thank you to Linda Williams and Liz Watson for the pictures.

Visits to Members Gardens in 2018

Three members very kindly opened their gardens to groups of club members this year. By popular request Catherine Dallaway opened her garden again on a beautiful day in May and we enjoyed a pleasant afternoon admiring her colourful borders and Greenhouse and eating tea and cake. Jenny opened her garden in June. All the family enjoy the garden growing flowers fruit and vegetables and it was a treat to see how well they were doing.   Vera Ainsworth invited us to her town garden with its perfectly clipped box balls on a lovely day in July. It was standing up well to the hot weather and we sat in the shade drinking tea and eating cake chatting about gardening matters. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Thanks to Jenny for the photographs again.