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Category Archives: Gardening Group
We have been very fortunate this summer as the weather for all our trips has been good and August’s was no exception. We enjoyed the garden at Doddington Hall which was also full of ceramics and sculptures. Our last trip for this year is on September 18th when we visit Grimsthorpe Castle and Country park, near Bourne, in Lincolnshire. There are a few spaces left and these can be booked at the main meeting at the leisure Centre.
Our October meeting in on the 16th, when we have a speaker from Floral Media, Steven Routledge. The meeting is from 2.00 till 4.00 pm. All are welcome.
We are currently sorting out speakers and trips for next year, and we will let you all have a copy of our calendar when they are arranged.
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The group enjoyed a trip to Castle Ashby in July, when for a change the sun was not baking everyone and everything! This was the first time we had been to this garden but it was well worth the visit, with a number of different “rooms” with different themes. The tea room was well supported too.
August’s trip is to Doddington Hall, in Lincolnshire and will take place on Tuesday, 21st August 2018, leaving Ogle Street at 10.00am. All are welcome.
To contact Anne, the group leader, please use the form below:-
CULLAND HALL’S PERFECT POTAGER
OPEN GARDENS & SPECIALIST PLANT FAIR
Culland Hall, Brailsford, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 3BW
Sunday 17th June 2018, 10am – 3pm (New hours)
Just six miles outside the Georgian market town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire, but hidden within a maze of country lanes sits Culland Hall. Approached down a classical parkland drive through a herd of Lleyn and Jacob sheep, Culland is home to a magnificent private four acre garden, open to the public for just one day each year.
Those “in the know” have been visiting Culland’s magnificent gardens for over 12 years now, eager to see the annual progression in owner Lucy Thompson’s mission to create an English garden idyll. “This year’s project is a new fernery”, says Lucy, “We discovered an old wall in the Woodland Walk which will create the perfect, naturalistic home for some amazing specimen ferns”. Although it’s in its’ infancy, visitors will be able to see the bones of the new project first hand at the Culland Hall Open Gardens on Sunday 17th June 2018.
Visitors looking for a burst of colour won’t be disappointed by the fragrant rose garden, featuring over 100 different varieties, the “hot” border crammed with rich reds and oranges, and the calming “white garden” – not forgetting the charming potager (think Peter Rabbit) nurturing neat rows of carrots, cabbages and lettuces and straw-bedded strawberries.
On the day there will be a hand-picked selection of specialist nurseries (some RHS) selling plants with some exciting new exhibitors too alongside gardening related antiques and paintings, with home-made refreshments served throughout the day in the walled kitchen garden.
Entrance: £6.00. Children Free. Free Car Park.
Culland Hall is just 6 miles south of Ashbourne and 7 miles north of Derby, off the A52 at Brailsford and will be well signposted on the day.
For further information and images: Izzy James firstname.lastname@example.org 01335 350737/07870 171 872
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The talk from the March speaker was very interesting and gave us all ideas for year-round colour on our plots.
Next week some members of the group will be going to The Beeches to see Mr and Mrs Swindin’s garden, minus the snowdrops! The coach will leave the Market Place at 1.00pm and will leave the garden at approx 4.00pm.
On Tuesday 17 April, at 2.00pm, we welcome Helen Sills from Southwell (so there shouldn’t be issues with traffic jams!) who will be speaking on “From the Garden of Eden to Ground Force.”
At this meeting we will be taking names and monies for the trip to Norwell Nurseries and Gardens on 19 June, 2018. The cost will be £12.50. This includes coach, tour, tea and cake. We will have to take our own lunch as there is no Cafe there, just facilities to make a hot drink.
The May meeting will be the trip to the Dorothy Clive garden, leaving the Market place at 10.00am on 15th May,2018.
We look forward to seeing you at our meetings, where all are welcome.
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