2017 WEEKEND AWAY HAS NOW BEEN FINALISED WE ARE OFF TO HEREFORD AND GLOUCESTERSHIRE THIS YEAR. STAYING AT THREE COUNTIES HOTEL, HEREFORD COST £220 PER PERSON £50 DEPOSIT REQUIRED ASAP 23RD - 25TH JUNE 2017 GARDENS WE ARE VISITING ABBEY DORE, WESTONBURY WATER GARDENS, HAMPTON COURT CASTLE, STOCKTONBURY GARDENS. WESTBURY COURT GARDENS, BERKLEY CASTLE. CONTACT HELEN SMITH IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US.
2016 WEEKEND AWAY, lucky with the weather again, a downpour of rain on the Saturday but luckily we were in the coach at the time. We visited Houghton Lodge House, stunning setting by the Test river, we were made to feel really welcome and the gardens were lovely too. Next on to Borde Hill a good selection of trees and shrubs, rose gardens, rockeries. Saturday spent at Great Dixter we had the gardens to ourselves for the first 1 1/2 hours so we could really get lost amongst all the colourful and packed borders. No soil to be seen at all. We also had a tour of the medieval hall house. The afternoon we spent at Sissinghurst castle - roses were beautiful. Sunday morning we spent at Chartwell, where we were able to wonder round the gardens and have a look in the house.