Gardening Group visit to Islip

Our February visit to Hollyhocks gardens in Islip went very well and 15 members enjoyed a very nice afternoon in this small but delightful garden.  Our host was very friendly and informative.  It was a very small garden but laid out beautifully as a woodland garden.  Structure was bought into the garden by use of shrubs and some wonderful silver birch trees.  The snowdrops were just finishing because of the warm weather we had  but there were still some special species for us to look at as well as hellebore and other plantings.  I have attached a photo of Ken looking splendid in this very pretty garden. Our visit was made even more special by the hospitality of our hosts and the delicious tea and cake they served us afterwards.
Our next visit is March 27th when we are going to the Fosse garden center just before  Moreton in the Marsh .This visit will start at 3pm and will be a talk be a David Austin roses rep who will also be giving money off offers on some of the roses and hopefully a small goody bag. I know a lot of people use this garden center and have lunches there. Some of you may wish to do this first so could you please let me know if you will be going direct or if anyone will be needing transport.  The cost is £5 to include the talk and light refreshment.It is a ticketed event so imperative I know how many persons are going.

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