Garden Visits

Garden Visits

This page covers ad-hoc garden visits made by members – contributions always welcome!

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Helmingham Hall Gardens – Suffolk
5X4A3204e1Located 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
DSC06052This 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)
DahliaA 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)
IMG_0048xThis 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! [R&PB]

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)
IMG_0031pse11Thought 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]

4 Responses to Garden Visits

  1. lindatbgc7 says:

    I thought the Garden of the Month was a very good idea. Members could email a photo to all the committee for us to decide at committee meeting for that month – or maybe that’s a bit long winded and photos should just be sent to you for you to decide – or if they were emailed to just you – then you could forward them to the committee for a vote – see what others think. I think people would really enjoy seeing their own or other peoples’ gardens on a web site.

    posted (by Ron) on behalf of Linda

  2. Jeremy Arthern says:

    Agree that garden of the month is a good idea. As well as photo/s there could be a comment on what is happening in the featured garden that month or highlight a particular feature.

  3. Chris and Hugh Meek says:

    It would be lovely to see other peoples gardens on the website.
    Chris Meek

  4. Julia Newton says:

    I would echo the comments by other members that Garden of the Month is a great idea. I’m sure that we’re all proud of our own gardens and the effort put into them. That’s why we’re members of a gardening society. I’m sure that we can learn something from each other and glean ideas and tips from seeing actual photos.

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