Visits, Walks and Talks

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Events and Visits June to September 2024
Thursday 13th June 2pm - a visit to the heuchera nursery, Plantagogo, near Crewe  
Wednesday 17th July 2pm - a return visit to Laskey Farm, Thelwall 
Thursday 8th August 2pm  - a visit to Norley Bank Farm near Frodsham, 

 Wednesday 21st August Afternoon Garden Party, Ashton Grange, Ashton Hayes

Thursday 12th September 11am . Visit to The Palm House, Sefton Park

All the details and booking arrangements will be emailed or mailed  to members 

All best wishes from the Events Team 

Thursday 13th June
A visit to Plantagogo, Jubilee Cottage Nursery, Snape Lane, Englesea Brook, Crewe, CW2 5QN

Thursday 13<sup>th</sup> June<div style='margin: 5px 0px;'><span>A visit to Plantagogo, Jubilee Cottage Nursery, Snape Lane, Englesea Brook, Crewe, CW2 5QN <span></div>

Thursday 13th June 2024 2pm

Plantagogo  Jubilee Cottage Nursery is a specialist award winning nursery for Heuchera, Heucheralla  and Tierella (See
Vicky and Richard Fox established the nursery in1990. Vicky had grown up at the family nursery, A.T. Yates and Son, in Somerford, and Richard was from a family farm nearby.
Jubilee Cottage Nursery is still only 1 acre in extent, started initially as a hobby for Vicky and Richard. It now holds the National Collections of heucheras, heucherallas and tierellas.  
Vicky and Richard started to attend flower shows in 2000, mainly to promote the Plantagogo internet sales as they could see this was the future. In 2007, they decided to go into the floral marquees and have subsequently won many gold medals at Chelsea, including the coveted RHS gold medal celebrating 100 years of RHS. 
Vicky and Richard only sell plants that they would like to receive. The nursery is 100% peat free and recycles as much as possible. 

Cost £10 per person, including tea, coffee and homemade cake

Event Contact: Jackie Cawte email:
mobile: 07840173096
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Wednesday 17th July, 2pm
A visit to Laskey Farm, Laskey Lane, Thelwall, Warrington, WA4 2TF

Wednesday 17<sup>th</sup> July, 2pm<div style='margin: 5px 0px;'><span>A visit to Laskey Farm, Laskey Lane, Thelwall, Warrington, WA4 2TF                                                        <span></div>

WEDNESDAY 17TH JULY 2024 Time: 2pm - 4pm

This beautiful 1.5 acre garden at Laskey Farm continues to be developed by its owners, Howard and Wendy Platt. It comprises several distinct areas including herbaceous and rose borders, vegetable area, a greenhouse, parterre and a maze showcasing grasses and prairie style planting. 

A  strong feature of the garden is the interconnected pools for wildlife, specimen koi and terrapins, forming an unusual water garden which features a swimming pond. There is also a treehouse plus a number of birds and animals! It is a garden which we are sure you will enjoy exploring and discovering its many features! 

In 2022 Laskey Farm was named as one of the top eight gardens to visit in the UK by the Press Association. 

Our visit will conclude by refreshment in the adjacent barn meeting area. 
Cost: £12
Event Contact: Margaret Blowey

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Thursday 8th August, 2pm
A visit to Norley Bank Farm, Cow Lane, Norley, Frodsham WA6 8PJ

Thursday 8<sup>th</sup> August, 2pm<div style='margin: 5px 0px;'><span>A visit to Norley Bank Farm, Cow Lane, Norley, Frodsham WA6 8PJ<span></div>

THURSDAY 8TH AUGUST 2024 Time: 2pm — 4pm

The Norley Bank Farm garden is well stocked with perennials, annuals and shrubs that wraps around this traditional Cheshire farmhouse. At the front of the farmhouse is a relatively new wildflower meadow with beautiful colours.

Adjacent to the house is a 3 -sided perennial herbaceous border, with stunning combinations of planting.  Around the house are small courtyards, nooks and crannies with collections of plants in pots. 

Beyond the herbaceous borders is a greenhouse surrounded by a cut flower and nursery garden and beyond that a new orchard with seating for teas and coffees. 

Beyond the house is a vegetable garden with more sweet peas and cutting flowers. This leads to a large meadow area with paths mown through leading to a large wildlife pond with water lilies, a backdrop of pollinating flowers and a recently formed stumpery.

All set in about two acres with free range hens, donkeys and coloured Ryeland sheep (it is after all a farm). The owner, Margaret Holding, is a real plantswoman and sometimes has plants for sale, mostly propagated by her.

The farm will be opening through the National Garden Scheme in July and you can see more stunning photos on the website 
Cost: £12
Event Contact: Carolyn Yardley

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