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Visits and Trips for 2019

Wednesday 29th May 2019 

Evening visit - 6.30pm


8 acres of Grade II landscaped organic gardens that surround a C15 Manor house. This is an Edwardian garden with yew hedges and topiary; beech stilt hedges , laburnum tunnel and pleached lime avenue. 

There is also a large variety of shrubs and plants, together with productive vegetable gardens and orchards.


Meet at The Manor.

Soft drinks and nibbles

Booking closed

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Tuesday 11th June 2019

Day trip, including one hour guided tour

of the arboretum


An chance to visit two outstanding

gardens in Hampshire.


The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is the most

important modern arboretum in the UK.


Mottisfont is home to the National 

Collection of pre 1900 shrub roses which

reach their peak in June.

Food available to purchase,

or bring your own picnic.

Travel together by coach.

Open to members and their guest

Booking closed


Friday 12th July 2019

Day Trip to Oxford



Opportunity for a guided tour of the award winning gardens of Worcester College. Manicured lawns, magnificent herbaceous borders, a diverse collection of trees and even a lake.

Waterperry Gardens, made famous by Beatrix Havergal, is now home to acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens, including a formal knot garden, a rose garden and contemporary grass border.

Coffee at Worcester, food available for purchase at Waterberry, or bring a picnic.

Travel together by coach.

Open to members and their guest.

Booking closed



Wednesday 7th August 2019

Day trip




Sally Gregson will show us round her beautiful two and a half acre garden, Henley Mill. It has been developed over the last 29 years around the River Axe. 

This visit also provides an opportunity to visit the specialist nursery, Mill Cottage Plants.


Forde Abbey is a stunning example of history preserved but not petrified.

This garden has evolved over 900 years to reflect the lifestyle and taste of each generation. It includes topiary lined vistas, a walled garden, an arboretum and even the highest powered fountain in the country.

Forde's head gardener, Joshua Sparkes, will be speaking to us next February.


Coffee on arrival at Henley Mill, food available to purchase at Forde Abbey.

Travel together by coach.

Open to members and their guests

£33 (includes entrance to house at Forde Abbey)

Booking closed



Wednesday 4th September 2019

Day trip - including 1.5 hr guided tour  of Eythrope.




The gardens at Waddesdon were the vision of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild who created the Manor at the end of the 19th century. What began as a bare hill in 1874, is now an exceptional example of Victorian horticulture including formal gardens, trees and walks.


This very special trip also offers a private guided tour of Eythrope, a garden that has not, until now, been open to the public. 

Like Waddesdon it was created in the late 19th century. The 4 acre walled kitchen garden  is a rare example of a private working garden in the 21st century.


Eythrope has always stood for horticultural excellence, and by sharing knowledge that has been passed down the generations the tour will demonstrate how gardeners have always striven for self sufficiency. 

Food available to purchase at Waddesdon.


Following the guided tour of Eythrope we will return to Waddesdon for a very special  tea, made using produce grown at Eythrope.

Travel together by coach.

Open to members and guest

£60 (+£9 entry to Waddesdon if not NT member).

Booking closed

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