Garden Visits – Plas Cadnant

A visit to Plas Cadnant, Anglesey and The Hidden Gardens Wednesday,1st May 2019.  In1996 work began on the restoration of the historic garden and grounds, home of the Price family since 1804.  In the visitors centre you can learn about the history of Plas Cadnant,  going back to the Iron Age. The picturesque valley is a plant persons paradise, with a walled garden, waterfalls and much more. There is also a traditional tearoom serving homemade light lunches, scones and cakes served with silver pots of tea or  freshly brewed coffee.

We will first stop at the lovely garden centre “Fron Goch” to have a look around or be tempted from its award winning restaurant then travel to Fron Cadnant.

Cost £23 including Tea/coffee and piece of Lemon drizzle cake.

Depart: Maghull Square 8.30am.

Return: Maghull Square 6pm approx

Biddulph Grange Garden NT

A visit to Biddulph Grange Garden NT Staffordshire has been arranged for Wednesday 10th April 2019.  This amazing Victorian garden was created by James `Bateman for his collection of plants around the world. A visit takes you on a global journey from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a Victorian vision of China and a re-creation of Himalayan glen. The garden features a collection of rhododendrons and the oldest surviving golden larch in Britain from China in the 1850’s.  There is a tearoom selling wonderful made on site food and a gift shop.

Our first stop is a visit to High Legh garden centre in Knutsford maybe for a tea/coffee and a look around and then onto Biddulph Grange garden.

Cost of trip           N/T members £12  –  Non N/T  £18

Depart Maghull Square.      9.15am

Return Maghull Square.      6pm approx

BBC Gardeners World @ NEC

Garden visit to the BBC Gardeners World Live 2019 has been arranged for Friday, 14th June. . It’s the ultimate day out for garden lovers, this is fantastic show with plenty to see and wonderful ideas for your garden.  Inspiring show gardens, floral marquees, plant growers and the nation’s favourite garden experts live including Monty Don, Carol Klein plus Alan Titchmarsh and many more.

Also, we will have entrance to the BBC Good Food Show and sample the delicious food and drink.  Food experts Mary Berry, Tom Kerridge and lots more will be at the show.  One ticket gets you into two great shows this is a wonderful day out.

Cost. –  £30  including coach

Depart Maghull Square. –   8am prompt

Return Maghull Square  –  6 – 630pm approx

Garden visits-The Gardens of Cornwall

A holiday to The Gardens of Cornwall –  Monday 6th May -10th May 2019  staying at the Pentire Hotel.  The hotel is located on the Pentire head overlooking Fistral beach and close to Newquay town centre.  The hotel has a large indoor pool and spa. The bedrooms have central heating and  bath or shower, WC.and hairdryer  All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities,TV. and radio channels  This well-appointed hotel has a good reputation and is well located for our excursions we will stay here for 4 nights on a half board basis.

We will visit Cotehele (NT) medieval Tudor house and gardens, Saltram (NT)  Will also visit Truro and some free time and then join the group for a boat cruise along the river Fal.  Also visiting Trelisick Gardens (NT) and Popey Garden cottage.  For more information visit the Garden Visit Table on Tuesday mornings and pick up more details on this beautiful and interesting holiday.  Cost of holiday £450pp  

Capesthorne Hall and Knutsford

A visit to Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire and Knutsford has been arranged on Monday 18th March 2019.   The  first stop will be the town of Knutsford, you will have time to browse the shops, morning coffee, or maybe lunch if you wish.

We will then travel to Capesthorne Hall.  Capesthorne Hall is the much loved home of the Bromley-Davenport family, the wards, have lived since doomsday times. The present house was built between 1719 and 1732, replacing an earlier building.  The estate is a tranquil haven for wildlife, with it’s parkland, lakes and formal gardens. We also  have arranged  a cream tea included in the cost.  Entrance to the House,Gardens and Chapel are also included in the cost.

Cost. £22

Depart Maghull Square  9.15am

Return Maghull Square 5.30pm approx

Calf’s Head Country House Hotel and Shackleton’s Garden Centre

Wednesday 13th  February 2019

To start the Garden Visits new year, we have arranged a 2 course Carvery lunch at the Calf’s Head Country House Hotel Worseton, Clitheroe.

We will first visit Shackleton’s Garden Nursery. It’s a well stocked garden centre and hopefully, give us some spring inspiration!! They have a warm and welcoming cafe which you can have a morning coffee/tea if you wish.

Later, we will go to the Calf’s Head Country house Hotel for our Carvery Lunch with a choice of two or three roast meats and a selection of delightful desserts. Then to finish tea/coffee (included in the meal)

Cost of trip. £23 including coach

Depart Maghull Square  9.15am

Return Maghull Square 5.30pm approx

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.
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