Fagus Day Trip on June 7th2018toForde Abbey, Chard and Lytes Cary, Somerton, Somerset
Forde Abbeyis a family owned ancient property, originally built by Cistercian monks almost 900 years ago. Today it is owned by the Kennard family who continue to live there. There is a 30 acre garden with a rockery, kitchen garden, bog garden and mature arboretum. In addition there is a plant nursery, pottery and gift shop.
Lytes Caryis a National Trust property, a medieval manor house, now restored after years of neglect. The garden has also been updated in the Arts and Crafts style, divided into rooms by yew hedges, with topiary and herbaceous borders.
Organisers: Sara Willmott and Jen Lankester
FAGUS DAY TRIP TO WORCESTERSHIRE,Tuesday 15th May2018
MORTON HALL,Holberrow Green. The garden was designed by Charles Cheshire and is truly a garden for all seasons. The owner, Anna Oliviera, is very knowledgeable and very much a “hands on” gardener. Both Mary and Pam have visited several times as there is always so much of interest. Have a look at the excellent web site www.mortonhallgardens.co.uk Light lunch is included.
MEADOW FARM GARDEN AND NURSERY,Feckenham. Diane and Rob Cole moved here in 1998 and created a garden and nursery featuring primarily interesting herbaceous perennials.
FAGUS TRIP TO SUSSEX Sunday 29th APRIL - Tuesday 1st May 2018
Pashley Manor for their Tulip Festival.
High Beeches - described as a Woodland and Water Garden but reminiscent of a Cornish valley
St. Mary's, Bramber - a private 1470 furnished House with a 5 acre garden which includes a topiary garden, terrace garden, a Victorian secret garden which include a massive 140 feet fruit wall. There is also a small Rural Musem. A delightful visit.
Nymans, one of the National Trusts Premier Gardens, established in 1890 and which was the country retreat of the Messel family. The garden was created around the expeditions of famous plant hunters with specimens from all parts of the world.
Sheffield Park also a National Trust property. This will be a short visit to enjoy the general ambience of this magnificent parkland garden.
Clinton Lodge. Another private garden owned by Lady Collum. A delightful garden with many individual features.
Wisley. We round off our trip with a visit to Wisley on the way home.