Garden Interest

WHITLEY GARDEN INTEREST GROUP APRIL news 2019 ….. Ideas (many given last year)

All ideas are good ideas, any not used this year will continue into next year

Remember as well getting there has always got to be considered.

The NGS outings are just there for information, not as organised outings.… however if you would like to go and haven’t a lift, or plan to go and can offer a lift … let Pat know

APRIL

Visit to Kath Carey’s Garden, she is a member of Park WI, and runs their garden group. Her garden in Appleton is described as “a plant-women’s suburban garden”.   Kath is happy to give us a private tour round her garden and answer any questions, especially about maintenance, transplanting cuttings etc.

She usually just opens her garden for NGS… so a £3 donation would be lovely.  

Thursday April 11th 10.45 am. 

Please Email me if you are coming or sign up at the April Meeting.

Make your own way or check the list and car share.

As a bonus… Kath has invited us to join Park WI’s Garden group for a tour of Town Pitt House’s Garden in Whitley. The house is owned by the daughter of one of the Park WI’s Garden group members.

This will be on either 23rd or 24th May, when the Wisteria is at its best.. I’ll keep you informed.

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MAY

Sunday 12th May NGS £5 (1pm until 5pm)….Tirley Garth at Willington, Tarporley

A 40 acre Garden, Terraced and Landscaped. The only Grade11 Arts and Craft Garden in Cheshire

Over 3000 Rhododendrons and Azaleas. Art exhibition as well.

Sunday 19th May NGS £5 (1pm until 5 pm)… Hall Lane Farm, Daresbury.  Home of Sir Michael and Lady Beverley Bibby.  A 2 acre private formal garden designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd, arranged as “gardens within gardens”.

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JUNE

JUNE MEETING: A plant sale …. We made nearly £100 last year for our WI selling plants to members… so start taking cuttings or dividing herbaceous, or planting seeds for yourself then any spare could be sold.

By Invitation… Rosie’s Garden (Jane’s daughter) The Old Rectory at Brereton.

We did go there a few years ago, I went last year and Rosie’s garden is looking even more splendid.

I have tried to ring a few times, but as yet not been lucky to get through, Liz Thomas is now Rosies Contact.

Private tour just for us … 2nd week in June.  Time and date to be confirmed. Probably Thurs 13th.

If not Wed 12th… but the day after the June outing

Travel in Shared cars or individually

Sunday 23rd June NGS £4.50 (1pm until 5pm) … Bowmere Cottage Tarporley.

Home of Romy and Tom Holmes. These people are friends of Jane.

Described as a colourful and relaxing 1 acre traditional country style English garden.

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JULY

Tuesday 16th July… Our own “Party in a Garden”…. Jonty has invited us to have our annual party in a field around her Gypsy Caravan. Park at Jonty’s … Bring a garden chair … food will be on a shared basis, list will go out at the June and July meeting. Facilities available if wet.

As a bonus, we can visit Sue’s Garden before we look round Jonty’s and then eat.

Dress up as a Gypsy if you want to for a bit more fun.  This will be evening from about 4.00pm.

Travel individually or with friends

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AUGUST

I’d like to try a day out to Holehird Gardens near Windermere. This is the home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society. I haven’t been but it comes to me highly recommended. The cost of entrance is £5.

Travel by train from Warrington Bank Quay to Windermere with one change of train.  This takes about 1 ½ hours … Train will cost just over £15. Then a shared taxi for about a 2mile drives to the garden…unless you fancy a walk!

 No idea yet of a date as I haven’t a clue if I’m away or not for some of August.

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SEPTEMBER

The Japanese Garden at Tatton Nat Trust (did you watch Monty Don  there before he went to Japan)

 Tours available on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1.20pm and 2.20pm… book at the entrance to the garden on the day, weather permitting. It says a small charge for the tour applies…. Sept would be a good time for Autumn Acers?

Travel in Shared cars or individually

OTHER IDEAS MENTIONED…. But always consider how we/you might get there

Harrogate Spring Flower show…. 25th to 28th April…. £21.50 about 62 miles

Train via Leeds or a mini bus if enough wanted to go.. would about need 8 to make trip viable

Dorothy Clive Garden , near Market Drayton  Open 10am until 5 £8.50 pp  about 33 miles

Bridgemere Garden Centre on the way back.

Would need drivers or a mini bus…see above

Shrewsbury Flower Show… Friday 9th August.

I’ve checked out day trips with a local company called Sunblaze Tours.

There is a pick up from Northwich Bus Station at 8.45 for this trip … cost would be £12.95 travel, but then entrance to the show. Make your own arrangements. Ring 07725 746791 for more details

FROM Sue.

 Dementia Ward Garden for Warrington Hospital being built in Victoria Park Latchford …but not many details of yet.

The RHS new garden at Worsley New Hall in Salford, called RHS Garden Bridgewater. Conducted tours available to see the development, with the planned opening in Summer 2020. CFWI may do something.

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