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Programme of Garden Visits

There is always an interesting and full programme of garden visits.  Places are always limited and often fill up quickly. Visits are announced in the Newsletter and bookings are by post only. Details will be enclosed with the Newsletter. From 2012, due to the high demand for garden trips, only members will be able to apply in the first instance. Guests will be placed on a waiting list. After 6 weeks from the date of member application, guests will  be allocated any remaining places.





28th April 2015


Day trip to th RHS Garden Wisley in Surry

The Royal Horticultural Societyís Wisley garden is where keen gardeners go for inspiration. Its world famous collection of plants has been developing for more than a hundred years and there is always something new to see at any time of the year. Add to this a plant centre that stocks more than 10,000 varieties of plants, may rare and unusual, what more could you ask for? You will have four hours to browse at leisure. There are many cafes and restaurants for you to eat what and when you want, and a book shop and plant centre to get excited about too!

Cost Members £16.00 Guests £18.00

This price includes the coach fare and driverís tip. The entrance to RHS Wisley is free. You will have to pay for your own food during the day or take a packed lunch. As the journey is 2 hours, we will stop on the way at motorway services.

The coach will leave the Clevedon Road car park Nailsea at 8:30 a.m.

All enquiries to Pam Lambert 01275 462820, pamlambert187@gmail.com



2nd June 2015


Sudeley Castle and Armscote Manor



15th-17th July 2015


Gardens of Warwickshire



Tuesday September 15th 2015


LITTLE ASH is a 1.5 acre plants woman's garden full of different and unusual herbaceous perennials, shrubs, grasses and bamboos. Designed for year round interest and wildlife. Inspirational colour coordinated mixed borders give autumn interest with quirky iron sculptures and oak stumps providing contrast.

COLETON FISHACRE was built by the D'Oyly Carte family in the 1920s is now owned by the National Trust. The Arts & Crafts style house is quite small with elegant Art Deco interiors and memorabilia of the D'Oyly Carte family. The sloping site reveals sea views and extends down to the cliff edge, which can be reached via a woodland path. The garden is very varied with glades of trees, ponds & wide borders well stocked plants from New Zealand & South Africa.

COST MEMBERS 25.00 GUESTS 30.00 Non National Trust members an additional 9.50.

The price includes entrance to Little Ash, coffee & cake, coach and driver's tip. Lunch is not included.

Coach leaves Clevedon Road car park at 8.30am, returning at about 7pm. Application form enclosed with newsletter or available on the website.

Enquiries to Sara Willmott 0117 9622517 slwbristol@gmail.com


Jen Lankester 01934 833463 jenlankester@gmail.com

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