This year, the coach trip will be to Borde Hill Gardens and to 4 Ben’s Acre, both in Sussex. In between we will stop off at Hiller’s Garden Centre. Our usual PROMPT start from St Peter’s at 9.00am.
Borde Hill is one of the great gardens of southern England. It has 200 acres surrounding an Elizabethean manor. There are nine distinct gardens within. The main garden is 17 acres of formal garden and contains Azaleas, an Italian Garden, mid-summer border, a rose garden and various others – check their website for more details. (www.bordehill.co.uk). We will have our lunch here; you may bring your own but there is also a restaurant and a cafe. And a shop. Coffee will not be laid on for our arrival but if you want, you can hit the cafe.
Next Hillier’s garden Centre. You will have an hour but not more. You can do a lot of damage in one hour. This is part of a chain of garden centres and they have a bit of everything.
Our final stop is 4 Ben’s Acre, a small garden owned by Pauline and Brian Clark. The garden is part of the National Garden Scheme but is being shown exclusively to us on this day. It is on the edge of St Leonards Forest and has arbours, a summerhouse, ponds with waterfall, topiary and much more – the owners are members of the Hardy Plant Society so be prepared for an unusual and diverse range of plants. Tea and cake will be available.
The cost for members of DBG will be £14 and for non-members £24 (to include part payment of the coach).
If you would like to attend, email the club firstname.lastname@example.org