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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!



Holcombe Court Gardens, nr Wellington & South Wood Farm, Honiton 2 July, 2019.

These two gardens offer an ancient and modern experience as you stroll through the gardens of a Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house originally built for the Bluett family, who also owned Cothay Manor and a recently created formal classic garden which uses structure to great effect.

Driver’s tip and refreshments at both gardens is included.  Lunch venue - Rumwell Farm Shop Café where food is available at your own expense – a menu selection will be forwarded after May.

One form per person, to apply by 30 April 2019 to members, non-members 10 May 2019. The trip is limited to 34 as Devon lanes limit the coach size.
Cost for members: £37.00                        Non-members: £41.00     

Cheques to be made payable to FAGUS OUTINGS, and will not be banked until we know the trip is viable.
The coach will be leaving from Clevedon Road Car Park at 8.30 am, returning approximately 5.30pm
Application form for this visit is enclosed with the March Newsletter and can be downloaded here .



Wudston House and West Lavington Manor, 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 .


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