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DAY TRIP TO LITTLE ASH GARDEN AND COLETON FISHACRE, DEVON: 15th September 2015

LITTLE ASH is a 1.5 acre plants woman's garden full of different and unusual herbaceous perennials, shrubs, grasses and bamboos. Designed for year round interest and wildlife. Inspirational colour coordinated mixed borders give autumn interest with quirky iron sculptures and oak stumps providing contrast.

COLETON FISHACRE was built by the D'Oyly Carte family in the 1920s is now owned by the National Trust. The Arts & Crafts style house is quite small with elegant Art Deco interiors and memorabilia of the D'Oyly Carte family. The sloping site reveals sea views and extends down to the cliff edge, which can be reached via a woodland path. The garden is very varied with glades of trees, ponds & wide borders well stocked plants from New Zealand & South Africa.



Gardens of Warwickshire: 15th-17th July 2015




Sudeley Castle and Armscote Manor: 2nd June 2015



Day trip to th RHS Garden Wisley in Surry: 28th April 2015

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Wisley garden is where keen gardeners go for inspiration. Its world famous collection of plants has been developing for more than a hundred years and there is always something new to see at any time of the year. Add to this a plant centre that stocks more than 10,000 varieties of plants, may rare and unusual, what more could you ask for? You will have four hours to browse at leisure. There are many cafes and restaurants for you to eat what and when you want, and a book shop and plant centre to get excited about too!




Marks Hall Garden and Arboretum near Colchester & Anglesey Abbey Gardens near Cambridge: 1st and 2nd March 2015

Marks Hall Garden and Arboretum near Colchester
Marks Hall is which was formed in 1971 by a charitable trust to oversee the restoration of this ancient estate withe 200 acres of arboretum. Highlights include the largest planting of Wollemi Pine in Europe, a large glade of snowdrops and the Millennium Walk, designed for structure, colour and scent on the shortest days of the year with birch, cornus and rubus creating a beautiful reflection in the lake.

Anglesey Abbey Gardens
In the 1930s, Lord Fairhaven used his fortune to transform the grounds of the 900 year old Abbey. He created tree-lined avenues and wide, open areas of lawns that feature Britain's finest collection of 17th and 19th century garden statuary. In March you can stroll along the mile long Fairhaven Centenary Walk amongst the birch trees enjoying the first signs of Spring in between hellebores of every colour. In 1966 the house and gardens became the property of the Nation Trust.

    



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