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Events June to September 2019

Spring has sprung, the best time of the year! 
Spring brings the wonderful blossom and it has been so good this year.  The bluebells are in full bloom and are a delight to see. And in the countryside, what a display of daffodils and other beautiful wild flowers!
You will have received recently the comprehensive Newsletter with some detailed reports on our winter series of talks, as well as articles on the many aspects of CGT. Hope you have enjoyed reading. Please note the section on the origins of the National Garden Scheme (NGS), and a list of some of the gardens open under the scheme over the summer.  We hope you take the opportunity to visit some of them. And if you wish to recommend one for a future visit by CGT, please do contact the Events Team. 
Our summer visits’ programme provides the opportunity for something different.  Fryer’s Roses of Knutsford is well known to us all and has an international reputation for excellent quality roses. The June visit and talk by Kate Brophy looks fascinating, a must for all rose enthusiasts. 
In July we visit Lane End Cottages in Lymm, offering a wide variety of gardens on the site of a former nursery. It will be so interesting to see how the site has been transformed. 
And in August is the visit to Ashton Grange, an extensive garden developed on a large ambitious scale by the present owners since 2015.  The owners, Kate and Martin Slack, are looking forward to showing us round their extensive garden and woodland and talking to us about their plans for further restoration.
We round off our summer visits in September by a trip to Lyme Park, the famous National Trust property and garden. The garden is undergoing a series of restorations and Sarah Witts, the Head Gardener, is keen to share her ideas for these impending changes.    
So, some exciting events ahead!  And as we always say, do book early to avoid disappointment. 

All best wishes from the Events Team   

Thursday 12th September, 10.30am for 11am
A Guided Tour of the Gardens at Lyme with the Head Gardener

Thursday 12<sup>th</sup> September, 10.30am for 11am<div style='margin: 5px 0px;'><span>A Guided Tour of the Gardens at Lyme with the Head Gardener<span></div>

Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, SK12 2NR

Although many will be familiar with the National Trust gardens at Lyme Hall with the Reflection Lake, Orangery and Rose Garden, there are plans in place for revamping the gardens over the next few years. This is part of a bigger plan for the estate. 
Sarah Witts is the Head Gardener who will guide us around the garden to tell us about its history and the recent restoration of the Vicary Gibbs area. She will share her enthusiasm for the garden explaining her ideas for other areas and new plantings.
Lyme is a hilly location and there are a number of flights of steps in the garden.  There is a long climbing path up from the car park but there is transport available to cover this part.
After the garden tour, you could visit the hall or explore more of the estate.  There are Lyme’s Tea Rooms or The Timber Yard Cafe or you could bring a picnic. 

Note: National Trust members have free entry into the park and the garden but non-members would be required to pay £7.55 for garden entrance and £8 to bring a car into the park.  It is suggested that people share transport where possible (and have a NT member in the car!)
Cost: £5 member/£6 non-member/£7.55  Garden entrance for non NT members - cash payment on the day
Event Contact: Janet Horne

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