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.

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. 

Outings 2019

Our first outing was to Kew Gardens on Sunday 5th May. Further outings for 2019 will be announced at our Evening Meetings and added to this page when available​. There are pictures from Kew and our 2018 visits below

Di Carter organises our outings. Her contact details are on the Committee Page or you can see her at our evening meetings. If you have any ideas for places to visit please let Di know.

Visits to Members Gardens

Barbara Tyndall is opening her garden on Tuesday 18th June 2-4pm. Cost is £4 which includes tea and cakes. Please contact Jenny Matthews for tickets.

In April a group of us visited Sandra Aulton's delightful garden. It was a lovely warm day and we had a wonderful time hearing about her garden and plants and enjoying tea and cakes in the sunshine. A big thank you to Sandra


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 there are lots of ideas for other gardens later in the year.

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

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.

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 - Is it real?