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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Depart Maghull Square- 8.45am
Return 6pm approx
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
21st 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
Norman Conway’s amazing garden with its many surprising features and tropical plants was open again for the last time this year. The weather was good and although attendance was down on last year the event raised over £500 for Clatterbridge Cancer Research. Norman thanks everyone for their donations and support. Here are some photos of the event. Ed.