FAGUS TRIP TO SUSSEX Sunday 29th APRIL - Tuesday 1st May 2018
Your Outings Committee have planned a 2 night stay in Sussex. The outward date will be Sunday 29th April returning on Tuesday 1st May. (May Day Bank Holiday Monday in 2018 is 7th May). We will be staying in Haywards Heath at The Birch Hotel and gardens visits which have been booked are:
Pashley Manor for their Tulip Festival with time to take lunch (not included)
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. Visit to include a house tour, tea or coffee and biscuits as well as free time in the garden which include 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. It is so close to the hotel it would have been a shame not to include a visit. You will have time to take a walk around the lakes or stay in the tea rooms.
Clinton Lodge. Another private garden owned by Lady Collum. A delightful garden with many individual features. Tea/coffee and cake to be included.
Wisley. We round off our trip with a visit to Wisley on the way home. Lunch can be taken here (not included) and the garden will need no introduction to most of you.
Application forms for this trip are included in the November newsletter or can be downloaded from our website. Money will be collected in two stages, i.e. initial deposit with application form to reserve a place and then a final payment in early March when numbers are confirmed. If possible could you please share a room as there are very few single rooms available at present.
All gardens above can be viewed on the internet for more information.
Richard Bennett - 01454 412281 - mobile 07900 511559
Sandra Cooper - 01275 870086 if you have any queries.