Outings 2015

Three outings are planned for 2015:

Tuesday 26th May, 10.00am –  OPEN UNIVERSITY  GROUNDS, Milton Keynes

EDiNEB_2013_aThis will be a car outing to look at the attractive and extensive grounds of the university campus. There is no charge, but a donation to an OU charity will be welcome.

We will be meeting near  the tree scupture called ‘Contemplation”  for the guided tour.

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5X4A3204e1This will be an all day coach outing. Helmingham Hall is a major and very beautiful garden summarised as having old-fashioned roses, good herbaceous borders, deer park, moat, fine walled garden, good parterres and knots (10 acres and 4 gardeners). The cost which will include a buffet lunch in the garden tea room is likely to be around £30.

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This will be a coach outing offering the opportunity of a pub lunch before an early afternoon visit to the garden. This is a very impressive modern garden with thick plantings of perennials and grasses, pools  and plenty of fruit and vegetables. It features a knot garden, laburnum tunnel, wildflower meadow  a rose parterre a stumpery  and a young arboretum (25 acres and ten gardener). The likely cost is around £25 including an introductory talk about the garden and tea and biscuits.
The coach will leave Main Road Biddenham (opposite Three Tuns) at 11am – departing Broughton 4.15 – 4.30.

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Please Note:
This year we have places available and open to non members of the Gardener’s Association for our visits to Helmingham Hall and Broughton Grange (see above). For further details, or to book a place on either of these trips please contact:

Jeremy Arthern  Tel: 359166 or via our Contact Us page

Further details will be added when confirmed