Our recent "Garden Safari" around members gardens in Hartest was such an enjoyable evening. We visited Hartest Place, The Old Rectory and 1 The Green. Three very different gardens, which gave us all food for thought, and an idea of how much work is involved in creating and maintaining them. A huge thank you to Vanessa, Michelle, and Jill (and your other halves of course!), for letting us invade you! A total of £245 was made, which will be divided between charities of their choice.
On Saturday, June 16th, we went to Hyde Hall, a special trip to celebrate our 30 years. The weather was fine, dry and not hot, which was perfect for wandering around. Quite a few of us came home with some mementoes, reminders of a lovely day.
On July 2nd, we are going to visit Fullers Mill, at West Stow, near Bury St. Edmunds. The postcode is IP28 6HD, entry is £6.50 (extra for refreshments) and we will meet there at 7pm. This 7 acre site is an enchanting and tranquil waterside and woodland garden on the banks of the River Lark, that was featured on "Gardeners World" on June 1st. It combines a beautiful site of light dappled woodland with a fabulous collection of rare and unusual plants. The creator, Bernard Tickner, has sadly died since our last visit, but it will be interesting to see if he and the gardeners of Perennial, the benevolent society that he gifted it to, have changed it since we were there before. Geraldine, on 01787 280134 or email@example.com or Jill, on 01284 830986 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The schedule for the 2018 Annual Show has been completed. It has been trimmed this year, but there are still lots of classes to enter, have a look at the Show page.
The two Peter's at the 2016 Show
During the visit to Richmond House in Clare in June, 2016.
Our display in the Church to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.