Visits, Walks and Talks
Our events team provides us with some wonderful experiences., organising visits to gardens less well known, perhaps very rarely opened.
Visit to a Sculptor's Garden in Eyam, Derbyshire
Visiting Schloss Dyck on a German Study Tour
BBQ and fund-raiser to support the student travel bursary
Vernon Park: Understanding our local parks and gardens
Meeting specialist flower growers
Michael Walker, Director of Trentham Gardens, explaining Piet Oudolf's planting
On these visits, often it is the owner or head gardener who will show us round. Hearing the stories behind the garden provides a whole new dimension to the visitor experience. It's not surprising that our summer garden visits are very popular. Our regular Newsletter includes short reports about visits and also winter talks and will give you a better idea of the range of events. Members are also encouraged to contribute text and photos for these. Please look through our Newsletter archive and you will be able to read all about these fantastic events
Spring has arrived and some exciting Garden Visits arranged!
The Events Group is so pleased to let you know of some forthcoming garden visits it has arranged. The three zoom talks from January to March have been again successful. But we would all love to return to our lovely garden visits over the summer months.
In this briefing there are details of two forthcoming visits that we are pleased to have secured and hope will interest you in joining:
Manley Knoll, Manley, Frodsham: Friday 27th May
Gardens of Eaton Hall, Eccleston Gate, near Chester: Thursday 7th July
Please note the booking arrangements for these two visits. Do book early to avoid disappointment!
Details will follow shortly of two further garden visits:
Abbeywood Gardens, Chester Road, Delamere, Northwich: Monday 20th June
This will be a garden visit followed by afternoon tea and the Cheshire Gardens Trust’s Annual Meeting. The garden will be lovely in June. We are hoping that it will be a delightful social meeting of many members, allowing you to put forward your views on the Trust also. Please reserve the date!
Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas: Thursday 22nd September
As you will acknowledge, we have been very conscious of the need to ensure that these visits, whilst enjoyable, take place in a healthy and safe manner. We advise you to take personal responsibility, do not attend if you are suffering with Covid symptoms, and carry a face mask and a sanitiser if required.
We hope you have a lovely summer of visiting beautiful gardens and we look forward to meeting you soon.
All best wishes from the Events Team email@example.com
Thursday 7th JulyVisit to the gardens of Eaton Hall, 7th July 2022
The Gardens of Eaton Hall, Eccleston Gate, near Chester, CH4 9ET.This is a unique opportunity to visit the gardens of Eaton Hall, the home of the Duke of Westminster and his mother the Duchess of Westminster. It is only open to the public three times a year and to charities and other organisations on a rota basis.
It is a stunning garden with a succession of designers making their mark, starting with Capability Brown and William Emes, responsible for the landscaping including wide sweeping lawns, studied with specimen trees, leading down to the river. There is a walled kitchen garden, immaculately kept and beautiful herbaceous borders below the house. There is striking statuary, with canals and ponds introduced at various stages during the estate’s history. On a more intimate basis there is the rose garden with stunning views towards the Hall and clock tower and the tea house with pretty planting. The most recent designer involved in the garden has been Arabella Lennox Boyd, who has been working with Eaton Hall for many years and is responsible for the redesigned rose garden and the new hot border alongside the walled garden.
We will be guided on our tour by Jan Lomas, Head Gardener and one of her team
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