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Dates for your diary in 2019: Garden Trips



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 March Newsletter.

Please note the daytrip to Ashwood Nursery and John Massey’s Garden on 6 March, 2019 is now full with a waiting list. However, there are plenty more tempting garden visits to look forward to over the next year!



Wudston House and Hazelbury Manor Gardens, Wiltshire  Thursday 22nd August 2019

Wudston House High Street, Wedhampton, Devizes, SN10 3QE
Wudston House garden was started in 2010 on completion of the building of the house. It is a private garden with restricted access. There will be coffee/tea and biscuits on arrival and a tour of the garden. The garden is at its best from mid-summer onward, with the perennial meadow and the herbaceous borders peaking in September. Includes a sunken garden, arboretum and pinetum. We will have a light lunch at the delightful Hourglass Restaurant – an ideal waterside setting by the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Hazelbury Manor Gardens Wadswick, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 8HX.
Our second private garden is set in the grounds of the C15 Manor house with the Grade II landscaped Edwardian gardens. A wide range of organic horticulture is practised in 8 acres of gardens. Yew hedging creates a series of ‘garden’ rooms with interesting vistas. The laburnum archway and topiary of chess pieces are delightful surprises. Refreshments will be provided.
Some gravel paths and stone steps so suitable footwear is advisable.

COST…MEMBERS £50 GUESTS…£54 (from 7 June 2019).
The price includes entry to the gardens, garden talk, coffee/tea/biscuits or cake at the gardens, lunch at the Hourglass, travel costs and driver’s tip.
The coach will leave Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea at 8.30am and return about 6.00pm.
If you wish to park in Nailsea car park you need to be there before 8am.

Application form for this visit is enclosed with the March Newsletter and can be downloaded here .



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



   
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 .


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