Garden Visits – Notice

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus [COVID19] our trips to Trentham Gardens Wed. 22nd April and Wentworth Castle Gardens Wed.13th Mayl is cancelled.  If you have booked and paid in full or paid a deposit do not worry, all payments are recorded against your name and as soon as there is an opportunity you will have a refund or it can go towards a new trip when we return.    Take care, be safe and see you all soon.


Constable Country – Spring holiday

4 nights/5 day holiday to Suffolk and Essex.  Wednesday, 1st April 2020 and returning Sunday 5th April 2020. Departing from Maghull Square at 8am  On our way down we will stop at  Anglesey Abbey N/T Jacobean-style house with gardens and a working watermill.  From here we continue our journey  to our 4 star hotel near Colchester, where we will stay here on a  DBB basis until Sunday 5th April.

We will be exploring Constable country with an official Constable guide who will accompany us on the coach. There will be time at East Bergholt, Dedham and Sudbury.  We will be visiting Beth Chatto Gardens.  Beth Chatto, OBE, is an award-winning plantswoman,  I’m sure you will be inspired by her planting.  We will also visit Laverham, England”s finest medieval village, Sutton House N/T  and Helmingham Hall Gardens. Continue reading

Trentham Garden Estate

A visit has been arranged for Wednesday 22nd April 2020 to Trentham Gardens, and shopping village and one of the largest Garden Centres in the country,  Our day ticket will allow us to wander in and out of the gardens and village.  The Italian garden planting is designed within the historic framework of Sir Thomas Barrys’ original Italianate Garden of the 19th Century.  It has one of the largest contemporary perennial plantings in Europe.  The upper flower garden has been restored and beautifully laid out.  You can take a stroll around the mile long lake or maybe take a boat ride.

The shopping village is a destination to please everyone !!  You can browse around amazing timber lodges with a friendly village atmosphere. There are restaurants, cafes and a massively impressive Garden Centre – this should be a wonderful day out.

Cost of trip is £21

Depart Maghull Square  –  9.00am

Return Maghull Square  – 6.00pm approx

Brookhouse Mill Denbigh and Tweedmill

 Wednesday, 23rd October 2019.  a trip has been organised  to TweedMill in North Wales outlet centre which has been a favourite in the past.  There will be time for tea/coffee and maybe a little shopping as well.  After, we will travel the short distance to Brookhouse Mill for our 3 course lunch.  Brookhouse Mill was formerly a 17th century flour mill and has been lovingly restored, but it has not lost its character and charm. It’s set in picturesque rural surroundings.     Cost £27

Depart  Maghull Square  –  8.45am

Return Maghull Square  –  5pm approx

Yorkshire and Harrogate Christmas markets

A short break has been arranged to Yorkshire and the Harrogate Christmas markets on Friday, 15h November 2019.  Leaving Maghull Square at 9.30am we will journey first to Skipton.  The traditional market town located on the Leeds-Liverpool canal.  We will have time to look around this charming town. We re-join the coach and take a scenic drive into Yorkshire and the pennies to Wetherby and our hotel.  The Mercure Hotel, Wetherby is located close to the centre of this ancient market town and is very comfortable.  We stay here for  2 nights on a  Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis.

On Saturday 16th November will visit nearby Knaresborough, another charming town. Set above the Rive Nidd valley with its imposing 14th century ruined castle located in the town centre. The views over the valley and the bridge are beautiful. We return to Wetherby and the hotel.  The rest of the day is to be spent here as the weekend long Christmas market is being held.

On Sunday the 17th November,  after breakfast we check out of the hotel and make our way to Harrwood House.   We will have time to enjoy exhibitions of contemporary art, rare Bird Garden, farm and grounds. Later we will return via Howarth and Bronte country..We return home expecting to be back in Maghull at 5pm approx.  the cost of this tour will be  £199 per person (£40 single supplement).  see more information at the garden visits table  on Tuesday coffee mornings.

Garden visits Christmas meal

Gardening visit group have arranged a Christmas lunch for Wednesday 11th December 2019.  Our first visit will be to Barton Grange garden centre for a bit of festive inspiration.   This is a lovely garden centre with plenty of ideas to put you in the Christmas spirit.   Later we will journey to our  “Mystery”  Christmas lunch venue, as most of us like a surprise !!  The venue is set in beautiful surroundings and countryside.   It is a three course meal with a choice of starters, mains and a assiette of Christmas desserts, tea/coffee and mince pie.

Cost £30  (including coach travel)

Depart Maghull Square  –  9.30am.  Return Maghull Square. –  5.30pm approx

Derwen GC and Dingle Gardens

On Wednesday 10th July 2019 our first visit will be to Derwen Garden Centre, Welshpool. It’s the finest independent garden centre in the country and run by the Joseph family.  It has a restaurant with a large indoor shopping area and a farm shop which prides itself on its finest quality meats, cheese and vegetables. We can also visit the award winning themed gardens from the RHS Chelsea flower show.  The family have created their own themed gardens to give visitors the Chelsea experience. A Celtic garden, Italian garden, Mediterranean, oriental garden to name but a few.

In the afternoon we will travel the short distance to Dingle Gardens. This garden was created by Barbara and Roy Joseph within the beautiful mid Wales rolling hills and is an  Internationally acclaimed RHS partner garden. The garden is especially well known for it’s unusual planting.  The stream fed lake and huge array of plant species make this sheltered dingle a haven for all types of wildlife.  This is a truly beautiful garden and offers an ideal day out. Tea/Coffee is free and you can help yourself. Both Derwen Garden Centre and Dingle Gardens & Nursery are owned by the Joseph family.

Cost £17     Depart Maghull Square.  8.45am  Return Maghull Square 6.30pm approx