Dorothy Clive Garden & Bridgemere

A visit to Dorothy Clive Garden on Wednesday, 19th September 2018,  set amidst glorious countryside where the borders of Staffordshire,Cheshire and Shropshire intersect, this beautiful 12 acre garden has evolved since 1940 when Colonel Harry Clive began landscaping a disused Victorian quarry for his wife Dorothy. Visitors to the garden will discover the great the variety of form and colour and the fine views of the surrounding countryside. Plant enthusiasts will find many unusual species.  There is a tearoom offering home baking and light lunches.

We will first visit Bridgemere Garden Centre Britian’s largest garden centre, selling a huge range of top-quality plants and garden products. You can explore the six acre award-winning gardens. There is a garden kitchen cafe with refreshments which will delight !! with tasty light bites, sweet treats and the finest of coffee/tea.  This should be an enjoyable day out.

The cost of trip is £19
Depart Maghull Square.  9.am
Return Maghull Square   6pm approx

Garden Visits – Lyme Park (NT)

A visit to Lyme Park, owned by the National Trust has been arranged for  Thursday 23rd August 2018.  Lyme Park is a glorious house nestling on the edge of the Peak District surrounding by gardens and deer park. The 1,400 acre estate has a medieval herd of red deer and offers fantastic walks and stunning views. Visit the rose garden, ravine garden and luxurious herbaceous borders next to the reflecting lake where Mr Darcey met Miss Bennet in the BBC production of “Pride and Prejudice” .

Our first stop is Brookside Garden Centre where we will have time for morning refreshments etc.   Lyme Park has a timber yard cafe and restaurant which offers hot & cold snacks, soups and most importantly, a range of cakes !!

Cost of trip: NT members. – £13, Non NT – £23

Depart Maghull Square  – 8.45am
Return Maghull Square  – 6pm approx

Garden visits – RHS Tatton

We have arranged a trip to the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Knutsford on  Friday, 20th July 2018.  This should be an interesting and exciting show for all garden lovers with many award winning plants etc.  Set in the magnificent parklands of Tatton Park in Cheshire, the show is a spectacular day out. Featuring innovative show gardens, floral marquee, talks, demonstrations, advise, trade stands and exhibitions, all wrapped up in vibrant carnival atmosphere.  The cost of the trip will be £34 –  this includes coach and entrance.

Depart Maghull Square. –  8.45am prompt

Return Maghull Square – 6pm approx

 

Garden visits – Abbeywood

We will visit Nantwich, a lovely market town in Cheshire,on Wednesday, 27th June 2018 We will have time for a tea/coffee break and maybe some shopping if wish.
We will then travel a short distance to Abbeywood Gardens, which has stunning views of the Utkinton hills.  Abbeywood is a 6 acre garden consisting of informal and formal gardens, all different in their own right. There is a 2 km wildlife walk, 7 acre arboretum with rare deciduous and evergreen tree species.

Included in the £20 cost of this trip is a cream tea.

Depart Maghull Square. 8.45am prompt.
Return Maghull Square 6pm approx

Garden visits – Bodnant

A garden visit to Bodnant Garden National Trust has been arranged for Wednesday 16th May 2018.  Born in the gentle hills east of the River Conwy, the garden’s beauty is complemented by the stunning, panoramic views across the river to the Mountains of Snowdonia and the perfect place for a wonderful and enjoyable day out for everyone. The garden’s beauty is stunning with rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias and azaleas. The Garden’s most  famous feature is the stunning, yellow cascade of the Laburnum Arch – hoping it’s flowering for our visit.  There is also a cafe and gift shop.

We will first stop at Tweedmill for time to look around and maybe for morning coffee.

Cost of trip  – NT members £14 Non NT members  £24.  

Depart  Maghull Square – 9 am.  Return  6 pm approx

Garden visits – May 2018

The Malvern Spring Flower Show

We have arranged a weekend break to Gloucestershire staying a The Mercure Bowden Hall Hotel on a Dinner/bed and Breakfast. We will visit the show on the Saturday – this should be a  interesting and pleasant weekend break

Friday 11th May 2018 departing at Maghull Square at 9.00am and returning on Monday 14th May 2018  at Maghull Square 6pm approx.

Cost  £340 pp. sharing a room, £75 single room supplement

For more information see the Garden Visits table on Tuesday coffee mornings.

Garden Visits

Wednesday 25th April

Harewood House was built in the 18th Century and is owned by David and Diane Lascelles, the Earl and Countess of Harewood.

We will visit the house, which has art collections and furniture made by Thomas Chippendale. Harewood has 100 acres of award-winning gardens and has been visited by Alan Titchmarsh, who particularly liked the Himalayan Garden and commented that it was second to none in the UK. Continue reading

Garden Visits

Wednesday, 14th March 2018 Trentham Garden and The World of Wedgwood. We will visit Trentham Garden Estate for a browse and we have also arranged a visit to the award winning World of Wedgwood museum and factory tour to see how the beautiful ceramics are created. We can then enjoy afternoon tea/coffee and cream scone (included in cost of trip) also time to look around the factory shop. This should be an interesting and enjoyable day out.

Cost £22

Depart Maghull Square-  8.45am

Return 6pm approx

Garden visits – 2017

The following trips are planned:

24TH MAY  BURFORD HOUSE GARDENS – A 24 ACRE GARDEN SITUATED ON THE RIVER TEME. WE WLL ALSO VISIT LUDLOW, SAID TO BE ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE TOWNS IN ENGLAND.

COST £15.00  LEAVE MAGHULL SQUARE  8.30AM COACH FULL

RESERVE LIST IN OPERATION.


9TH JUNE  RHS FLOWER SHOW SITUATED AT CHATSWORTH HOUSE DERBYSHIRE. COST £37.00 INCLUDING ENTRANCE AND COACH.

LEAVE MAGHULL SQUARE 8.30AM.  FULL. RESERVE LIST IN OPERATION.


5TH JULY  DAVID AUSTIN ROSES SHROPSHIRE – AWARD WINNING ROSES

GUIDED TOUR OF THE ROSE GARDENS AND LUNCH – INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. COST £37.00    LEAVE MAGHULL SQUARE 8.15AM


3RD AUGUST  KIPLIN HALL YORKSHIRE. KIPLIN HALL IS AN INTRIGUING JACOBEAN HOUSE BUILT FOR GEORGE CALVERT, SECRETARY of STATE TO JAMES 1ST. THERE ARE LOVELY GARDENS, AND A TEAROOM USING FRESH PRODUCE FROM THE GARDENS.

COST £22.00  LEAVE MAGHULL SQUARE 8.30


2ND-4TH DECEMBER   A SHORT 3 DAY HOLIDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS STAYING AT THE HOLIDAY INN, YORK ON A DINNER/BED & BREAKFAST BASIS. ATTENDING AN ADVENT CAROL SERVICE IN YORK MINSTER, BURTON CONSTABLE HALL and BENNINBROUGH HALL WITH TIME FOR SHOPPING IN YORK.

 

Nb. ALL TRIPS TO BE PAID IN FULL 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO DATE  

Garden visits

nutcracker21st November: Step into an enchantingwonderland at Chatsworth House decorated for Christmas and the theme this year is “THE NUTCRACKER”.  We will also be free to visit the Christmas Markets with the many stalls selling an array of Christmas goodies and foods.

Before visiting Chatsworth itself, we will call at the Chatsworth Farm Shop for morning coffee/tea or breakfast etc., with time to browse the wonderful array of Christmas foods, and take in the wonderful views of Derbyshire.

Your ticket covers entrance to Chatsworth, the Christmas Markets, and the gardens if you so wish.

Leave Maghull Square at 8.45 am. Cost £26.50

 

9th December: Gardening Christmas lunch in the North Wales area. Visiting Tweedmill for morning coffee.  Leave Maghull Square 9.00 am. Cost £26.00

 

2nd – 4th Dec: Windsor Castle and  Salisbury Cathedral

Full information at Tuesday Coffee Morning