This page covers ad-hoc garden visits made by members – contributions always welcome!
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Helmingham Hall Gardens – Suffolk
Located in Suffolk, a magnificent moated House with ‘spectacular Grade 1 Listed Gardens’. Our visit (14/Sep) coincided with the last open day of the year and their annual ‘Autumn Plant Fair’
Visit their website for more details. [RB]
Chippenham Park – near Newmarket & Ely
This large country house with substantial gardens, lakes, woodland and parkland dating back to the 17th Century is well worth a visit during the snowdrop season. However, it is only open on specific dates so consult their website for details. [L&BT]
Anglesey Abbey (October 21st, 2012)
A quick passing visit – despite the dampish weather, an interesting mix of autumnal colour, groundcover and flowers on show – the Dahlia’s hanging on but worthy of attention! [R&PB]
8 Great North Road (July 22nd, 2012)
This Month (in the Garden, July 2012) Jeremy’s NGS suggestion was ‘8 Great North Road’ – just off the S-bound lane of the A1 (between Wyboston & the Blackcat r’about), a 1 acre cottage garden crammed with herbaceous borders, a congested pond and bog plants, ferns, grasses, shrubs and trees. The level grass paths provided views of rare, exotic and unusual plants. Tucked away in a shaded corner our visit was rounded off with a slice of cake and a cup of tea!
The Manor House & Wayside Cottage (17th June, 2012)
In Jeremy’s June 2012 article of ’This Month in the Garden’, he suggested that ‘The Manor’ and ‘Wayside Cottage’ at Barton-le-Clay would be worthy of a visit – it certainly looks worth a visit! [JA]
Anglesey Abbey (13th April, 2012)
Thought viewers might like to see a recent set of photographs taken at Anglesey Abbey last week. The gardens were beautiful, we took the garden path route through to Lode Mill, through the White Birches (with their carpet of ‘Little Beauty’ red tulips), from Lode Mill we enjoyed our walk to the House and by chance into the ‘Hyacinth Garden’ – we were presented with a spectacular display of white and ‘blue’ hyacinths layed out in precise formal, angular beds – stunning!. The House as always, was worth another visit [R&PB]