Visits, Walks and Talks

Events April to June 2020

It is with regret that these events have been cancelled due to the spread of Covid 19. Please note it is hoped to review the situation in September'.

Here is a resume of the planned events for spring and summer which we may be able to run in the future:-
A talk by Simon Gulliver, the experienced horticulturist, on John Claudius Loudon, botanist and garden designer, and his wife Jane Webb.
Shortly after Easter our Annual General Meeting was due to take place on Wednesday 22nd April. The AGM would be preceded by Margie Hoffnung, a very experienced conservationist of historic gardens and horticulturist, talking about the Gardens Trusts, their on-going  development, and links with the County Garden Trusts. And at the AGM an update on the student bursary scheme with Ness Gardens, as well as a discussion on the future direction of the Cheshire Gardens Trust.
Two excellent garden visits planned for May and June: 
Manley Knoll, Manley, Frodsham, WA6 9DX, the six-acre extensive
Arts and Crafts garden, created in the early 1900s, divided into different areas of planting. Tattenhall Hall, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9HE, also an extensive garden surrounding an imposing Jacobean house, with a walled garden, vegetable garden and wild flowers.  
In our next planned Events listing would be details of visits for the months of July to September: 

July: we are hoping to arrange a garden visit in the south of the county 

August: a visit to the urban village of Hoole, including its allotments, and a talk following  the history of the area from the extensive 19th century gardens to the present day green spaces.

15th September: Walton Hall and Gardens with a guided tour of the conservatory site.

And do not forget also the splendid gardens to be visited through the NGS scheme!

All best wishes from the Events Team



Saturday 21st March, 10.30 for 11am
CANCELLED John Claudius Loudon and his wife, Jane Webb Talk by Simon Gulliver

Saturday 21<sup>st</sup> March, 10.30 for 11am<div style='margin: 5px 0px;'><span>CANCELLED John Claudius Loudon and his wife, Jane Webb  Talk by Simon Gulliver<span></div>

The Hall at Marthall, Sandlebridge Lane, Marthall, Knutsford, WA16 7SB

Following Simon’s excellent talk on Ernest Wilson last spring, he is returning to share his enthusiasm for a Victorian gardening double act of a lady gardener and science fiction novelist and her Scottish landscape gardening husband.  Loudon designed Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and Derby Arboretum the first public park and published the first gardening periodical.  He was influential in many ways and established the accepted norm of modern gardening.  Jane continued his publishing enterprise, wrote the first book for lady gardeners and began the tradition of influential women gardeners. 
Non members are very welcome too our events. Members from other Gardens Trusts will be charged at the same rate as Cheshire Gardens Trust members.
Cost: £10 member/£8 non-member/£6  student and/or under 30
Event Contact: Janet Horne (n.b. underscore)

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Wednesday 22nd April, 4.30 pm
CANCELLED AGM with Gardens Trust speaker speaker Margie Hoffnung

Wednesday 22<sup>nd</sup> April, 4.30 pm<div style='margin: 5px 0px;'><span>CANCELLED AGM with Gardens Trust speaker speaker Margie Hoffnung<span></div>

Worleston and District Village Hall, Worleston, Nantwich, CW5 6DN

The Garden Trusts’ work, the ongoing development, and the relationship with the County Garden Trusts, talk by Margie Hoffnung,  followed by the Annual General Meeting of the Trust 

Margie Hoffnung, Conservation Officer and Historic Landscape Project Support Officer with the Gardens Trust, and speaks extensively for the Trusts and in her own personal capacity. Margie has a horticultural degree from Writtle Colleg. She has worked at Westonbirt Arboretum and at Highgrove, and with Rosemary Verey and Lady Mary Keen. She completed an MSc in the Conservation of Historic Gardens and Cultural Landscapes at Bath and joined the Garden History Society in 2013 as Assistant Conservation Officer.  
Margie’s presentation will be preceded by a buffet meal at 5pm. The AGM itself will follow the presentation, including an update on the CGT bursary with students at Ness Gardens. The event will conclude around 8pm. 
Cost: Although the AGM is free, the cost of the buffet meal followed by the talk is £14 for members (including members of other Gardens Trusts) /£16 for non-members.

Cost: £14 member/£16 non-member
Event Contact: Sue Eldridge

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Tuesday 19th May, 2pm - 4pm
CANCELLED Visit to Manley Knoll, arts and crafts garden

Tuesday 19<sup>th</sup> May, 2pm - 4pm<div style='margin: 5px 0px;'><span>CANCELLED Visit to Manley Knoll, arts and crafts garden<span></div>

Manley Knoll, Manley, Frodsham, WA6 9DX

Manley Knoll is an Arts and Crafts Garden created in the early 1900s. Covering 6 acres, it is divided into different rooms encompassing parterres, clipped yew hedging, ornamental ponds and herbaceous borders. Banks of rhododendron and azaleas frame a far-reaching view of the Cheshire Plain. There is also a magical quarry/ folly garden with waterfall and woodland walks.  
CGT visited this garden in May 2013 when the quarry garden had been cleared and the replanting was to start. A report is in the July 2013 Newsletter found on the web site. We are sure that many of you will be interested in a return visit!  
Our visit to this extensive garden will take the form of a guided garden tour followed by tea/coffee/cakes on the terrace.  
Cost: 8.50 including members of other Gardens Trusts member/£10.50 non-member/£6.50  student &/or under 30
Event Contact: Jackie Cawte

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Thursday 4th June, 2pm-4pm
CANCELLED Visit to Tattenhall Hall Thursday 4th June 2020

Thursday 4<sup>th</sup> June, 2pm-4pm<div style='margin: 5px 0px;'><span>CANCELLED Visit to Tattenhall Hall Thursday 4<sup>th</sup> June 2020<span></div>

Tattenhall Hall, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9HE

This 4.5 acre garden, surrounding the impressive Jacobean House, has many interesting shrubs and climbers. It has so many different areas with superb plants and trees. The colour-themed borders in the walled garden are of particular note. There is also a vegetable garden, wild flower meadows, a large pond and winding paths around natural wildlife and woodland areas along a stream, as well as a yew terrace with open views to the hills.  
The owners will be pleased to share their love of the garden as well as describe its history. 
Cost: £8.50  member/£10.50 non-member/£6.50  student &/or under 30
Event Contact: Janet Horne (n.b. underscore

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