This year we start in March, earlier than usual, visiting a delightful garden famous for its amazing collection of Hellebores, organised by Angela Armstrong.The rest of the team, Heather Hayter, Gill Sadler, Jan Morgan, Sally Outram and Annette Wood have all worked hard planning a wonderful day out for you all at cost price. Do support them.
Casters Brook, Midhurst– In the morning we visit Jean and Philip Jackson’s large, informal garden with huge pond (and one duck) and see some of the internationally renowned artist Philip Jackson’ssculptures in a garden setting. In the afternoon, after a stop for lunch, we will visit Dean House, Kilmeston.This garden was described to me as ‘the jewel in the NGS crown’ by the NGS organiser for our county. The 7 acres have also been described as ‘a well-kept secret hidden behind the elegant façade of its Georgian centrepiece’. Sweeping lawns, York stone paths, gravel pathways, many mature trees and herbaceous borders. Rose garden, pond garden, working walled garden with glasshouses, 60 metre laburnum and wisteria tunnel. We will be met and guided to the Orangery for a talk, slideshow and introduction to the garden. With maps provided, we make a self-guided tour at our leisure, after which time we return to the Orangery for a ‘sumptuous’ tea where the gardeners will be present to answer any questions we may have.A wonderful day out for the cost of £32 to include the driver’s tip.Please contact Annette Wood on 01243 378482or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.If this is confirmed, please send a cheque to 7 Beacon Square Emsworth PO10 7HU for £32made out to E.H.Sand dated July 18th2018. Please also include your mobile phone numberand email addressif possible. You will be sent an itinerary for the day approximately a fortnight before the trip.
A Visit to 2 very Special Gardens – July 18th 2018 - £32
EHS TRIP to OXFORD on Tuesday, 4th September 2018
We have arranged to visit Willows, at Boldre near Lymington. This is a country garden with a tropical twist. It is full of vibrant colours of dahlias, zinnias, cannas, crocosmias, etc. as well as exotic plants such as bananas, bamboos, Indian bean tree, etc. set in deep borders surrounding a lawn. Back of the garden are drought tolerant plants with tranquil courtyards where we will enjoy tea and cake. After lunch in Lymington we are going to Apple Court Garden. This is a beautiful ornamental sheltered wall garden with subtropical borders and extensive ornamental grasses. There is a 70 metre hosta walk, international display of day lilies and a Japanese garden with a koi pond. This garden is now under new ownership and has been renovated giving it a 5-star rating. Interesting variety of plants for sale in the well-stocked nursery.To book your place phone Heather Hayteron 02392 597103and send a cheque made payable to EHS and dated day of trip to 64 Sunderton Lane, Clanfield, PO8 0NT
New Forest Gardens - Monday 13th August 2018. Cost £29.
HOW TO BOOK A TRIP.1.Phone or email the trip organiser to check availability. 2.Date your cheque for the day of the trip and make it payable to EHS. 3.Send / deliver it to the trip organiser within a week of booking your place. 4.If you are not on Email please enclose a S.A.E. 21 cm by 8 cm for THE ITINERARY FOR THE DAY. This will be sent out approx 2 weeks before the trip (emailers. Make a note in your diary to keep an eye out for it.)
Next years away trip will be to the glorious gardens of Yorkshire in June 2019 for 4 days 3 nights visiting Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens, Driffield, and Scampston house and walled garden, Malton, which was designed by Piet Oudolf the great Dutch designer.Ideas for other gardens welcome especially the smaller private ones such as those that open for the NGS.To express an interest with no commitment please email or phone me. The Itinerary will be sent out at the end of October. If the date, itinerary and cost suit you then send in the enclosed booking form and the deposit to secure your place.Do hope you will join us.Angela Baldry ( Away trips Organiser )email@example.com Tel: 01243 372253
GLORIOUS GARDENS OF YORKSHIRE - June 2019 - 4 days 3 nights
Our visit to Oxford will start with a guided tour of the University Botanic Garden which is beautifully sited on the the banks of the Cherwell River. There are two magnificent glasshouses as well as formal herbaceous beds and natural wildflower plantings. The tour will last an hour and, I understand, we will be split into 3 groups to enable everyone to get maximum interest from the expertise of the guides.Oxford is full of architectural gems and Magdalen is definitely one of the grandest. It is situated just across the road from the Botanic Garden, and everyone will be given a pamphlet to self guide road the gardens, through the courts and cloisters, visit the chapel and, if wished a walk along the river.There will be approximately 2 hours for you to explore on your own other areas and Colleges of the City and we have easy to follow maps to hand out. Alternatively, you can spend longer in either of the two principal venues.There are about a dozen seats still available on the coach, so if you are interested in coming on this trip please email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or phone 01243 370263 and we'll get back to you as soon as we hear from you. Sally and Doug Outram