8 June – this trip has been postponed due to the appalling weather forecast. Watch this space for updates.
You can go to open Gardens in London Fields instead – See Below
This year we will be visiting two gardens in early summer, Waterperry Gardens and a smaller garden, The Old Vicarage.
Waterperry Gardens was established by Beatrix Havergal as a School of Horticulture for Ladies, in 1932. It closed in 1971 and was then developed as ornamental gardens. Covering many acres, it has herbaceous borders, colour borders, an alpine garden, a rock garden, a formal knot garden, waterlily canal, a recently planted arboretum, Mary Rose garden, and a few other types of gardens as well.
We will arrive in time for a quick coffee in their teashop, there is a place where we can picnic provided the weather allows (alternative is the teashop or coach for an indoor picnic), and best of all, a NURSERY where you can buy lots of lovely plants.
On the way back to London, we will be stopping at The Old Vicarage, a garden owned by Julian and Rona Knight in Watlington, not far from Waterperry. This garden is 1 and a quarter acres, centered around a croquet lawn which is surrounded by a shrub and herbaceous border. There is also a pergola covered by roses and clematis, a pond and a tranquil green garden with a small tucked away kitchen garden. The Knights will be providing a cup of tea for us.
The coach will leave St Peter’s Church at 9am and arrive back at 18:00
Cost: £33.50, excluding morning coffee and lunch but including afternoon tea and garden admissions. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a cheque to Nancy Korman.