The Outings Committee have been working hard on your behalf sourcing some outstanding gardens for you to enjoy. Save the dates and watch out for all the details and application forms in the Newsletters.
Dates for your diary in 2019: Garden Trips
West Wales gardens, 10—12 September, 2019
This trip will include the highly acclaimed National Botanic Gardens, Aberglasney and Picton Castle and several charming, privately owned gardens. We will be staying at the Beggars Reach Hotel near Milford Haven.
Application form for this visit is enclosed with the March Newsletter and can be downloaded here.
Dates for your diary in 2020: Garden Trips
FAGUS DAY TRIP
Wildside Garden and Nursery, and The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Devon
Monday 27 April 2020
For those who are yet to visit this unique creation of a visionary horticulturalist, this is a garden not to be missed.
In the words of its originator Keith Wiley: “By allowing observation of natural landscapes to inform our planting, I believe we can loosen the straightjacket that long established horticultural practices impose.”
Landscaping a flat field into peaks and troughs has allowed multiple habitats to be formed and a masterclass in “right plant, right place” to be delivered.
THE GARDEN HOUSE
In contrast, this much loved garden was first created in the 1940s by Lionel Fortescue and now extends to ten acres.
Keith Wiley spent 25 years here as head gardener and pioneered a move towards more naturalistic planting.
The inner walled area with its atmospheric ruined tower will please those who prefer a more traditional approach, whilst other highlights include ‘cottage’ and South African planting.
COST: Members £46.00, guests £51.00 (from 1st February)
ORGANISERS: Pam Harwood 01934 830089
Chris Lewis01275 849214
WILD FLOWER MEADOWS OF SLOVENIA - 27th May - 2nd June 2020
We are proposing a trip in May 2020 to Slovenia. This will include free time in the historic university town of Ljubljana and at picturesque Lake Bled.
On this occasion we will not be visiting any gardens. The highlight of the trip will be Lake Bohinj and its surrounding wild flower meadows which lie at the heart of the Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps of Slovenia.
At present this area remains a magical haven of natural beauty and tranquillity.
This trip will entail a little more walking than usual and applicants should be reasonably fit and able to walk a mile or two on the flat. More taxing excursions to see wild orchids may be available for those who like a challenge.
Dates:- 27th May – 2nd June 2020
Hotel Accommodation:- 2 nights in Bled, 3 nights in Bohinj & 1 night en route in Italy. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Travel:- Air & coach
We estimate the cost will be in the region of £700 based on two people sharing and depending on the cost of flights and the rate of exchange.
For further information please contact:-
Irene Randow 01275 857208 or Jen Thyer 01275 462234
Application form for this visit is enclosed with the July Newsletter and can be downloaded here.