EVENING GARDEN VISIT
Thursday June 24th, 5.00 pm cost £10 which includes tea/coffee and cake.
The Old Rectory, Farnborough courtesy of Caroline Todhunter.
Regional Finalist, The English Garden‘s The Nation’s Favourite Gardens 2019.
This four-acre garden is divided into elegant rooms. Its present form reflects the arts and crafts garden design style. It includes woodland, herbaceous borders, secret garden, roses, vegetables and bog garden, and there is an explosion of rare and interesting plants, beautifully combined for colour and texture.
Use own transport but please share cars where possible. The Old Rectory, Farnborough, Nr Wantage, OX12 8NX
Garden visit on Thursday, August 5th, starting promptly at 3:30 pm. Cost £10:00 per person, to include a tour with one of the gardeners, tea/coffee, and cake.
Venue – Malverleys, East End, Hampshire RG20 0AA (there is a maximum of 40 people for this visit)
A new English Flower Garden set within the grounds of a country estate. Begun in 2010, the 10-acre gardens have been designed by head gardener Mat Reese in conjunction with the owners, and are influenced by Great Dixter in Sussex and the writings of iconic gardeners Christopher Lloyd, William Robinson and Vita Sackville-West. The garden includes abundantly planted terraces and long borders; a stumpery with ferns and unusual shade plants; and a topiary meadow.
Tall yew hedges form themed rooms, including: a cool garden; a hot garden; a rose-clad cloister garden; and a large pond garden that reflects the dynamic planting on all sides. The walled garden contains areas for fruit, vegetables and cut flowers, alongside a white garden with four small fountains. The latest development is a striking yew and box parterre. The succession of hard-working garden plants alongside the unusual and rare, means there is always something of interest in the garden.
Please share transport, if possible, to Malverleys East End, Hampshire RG20 0AA
Thursday 2nd September, 5.30 pm
Members Only Garden Party.
This will be at Willow Tree Cottage, by kind invitation of Revd. Katy Weston.
As well as the social aspect of our end-of-season gathering, the garden has a wide range of interesting plants that have been chosen with a plantsman’s eye.
The full address is Willow Tree Cottage, Ashampstead, RG8 8RA
Entrance is included this year in the membership fee. Drinks and refreshment will be provided.
Parking is available but members are requested to car share where possible.
Fenja Anderson Tribute Lecture
Thursday, September 23rd, at the Bradfield Village Hall
Doors open at 7:00 pm, and the talk is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. Cost £10 for members, payment in advance.
The speaker is Christine Walkden. She is a nationally respected author, television presenter and gardener, who has appeared on many television and radio gardening programmes, including BBC’s Gardeners’ World, Gardeners’ Question Time, Glorious Gardens from Above, The One Show and Christine’s Garden. Her humorous, forthright style, backed by a fearless personality, will ensure a fascinating and thought-provoking talk. Her subject is The Life and Times of a Gardener and a Broadcaster. There will not be a nursery in attendance for this event to allow more space in the hall. We will still provide a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink at the beginning of the evening and there will be a raffle. As usual there will be the opportunity to catch up with friends and ask others for gardening advice.