Gardening Group visits


    Here we are looking at the mass of Snowdrops at Bank Hall, Bretherton.

    At the end of April, twenty of us went up to Grimsargh to look at a garden packed with Spring bulbs, Alpines, herbaceous borders and rare shrubs and trees. It was a cold day but very enjoyable and informative. We were invited into the house for hot drinks and cake. There were also lots of plants to buy at very low prices so we were even happier.

  • MAY
    Our visit to a garden in Churchtown on a gloriously sunny day gave us so much to see and admire, with pond and waterfalls, a stone bed, alpine troughs, mixed borders, climbers and more. This attractive walled garden was immaculate and very beautiful. Nineteen of us were made very welcome and enjoyed tea and homemade cake in the garden.

  • JUNE

    This month we had three visits planned. First was a visit to a garden in Ormskirk. Here we saw an inspirational Beth Chatto inspired gravel front garden and a small but very diverse and well planted back garden and excellent homemade cake.

    The next trip was on a Holmeswood coach to the new Chatsworth House Flower Show in Derbyshire. This was a lovely show and we all enjoyed the day especially as the weather was lovely too.

    Finally in June was our visit to the National Garden Scheme Birkdale Open Gardens. There we saw six private gardens, all great in their different ways.

  • JULY

    Sixteen of us travelled up to the Lakes to spend the morning exploring the Lakeland Horticultural Society’s garden at Holehurd near Windermere. We had a talk from one of their members about how they run the garden and their plant collections. The sun came out and from the garden we had wonderful views of the surrounding fells. Then we travelled on to Sizergh Castle to have lunch and a guided tour of the garden. Most of us also looked round inside the house. A long and enjoyable day.