24 of us enjoyed a really good visit in July to Green and Gorgeous which was exactly that! Our host deals with growing flowers for cutting and the making of arrangements and bouquets. A large part of her work is dealing with wedding flowers. and the 4 acre plot was full of amazing plants and flowers in wonderful colours as shown by the photographs. There were some plants that our members had not seen before so this was very interesting. Our host recommended Chilton Seeds and I thinks some of us will be perusing this catalogue for future plantings.We were given refreshments after the tour and were able to sit outside in the sunshine for this. There were plants for sale and quite a few were bought. I cant wait to see how the dahlia I bought turns out.
Our August visit is to Barton Abbey gardens on Wednesday August 28th. at 2pm
Barton Abbey is near Steeple Barton. The visit costs £10 which includes tour with tea and cake . The money from this goes to the local Steeple Barton church. The garden has sweeping lawns with views towards the lake, walled gardens, herbaceous borders, specimen trees, glasshouses and a good display of fruit and veg. Something for everyone I think.The post code is OX25 4QS The journey is 35 mins. but as always I can arrange lifts for those who would prefer not to drive.
Please let me know if you are interested in this trip so that I can let our host know how many will be going.