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April 2019

The Recreation of the Golden Age: Arts & Crafts Gardens

April 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map

This will be 6 sessions: 3 lectures at Woolmer Green Village Hall and 3 visits. The first visit will be to Easton Lodge on Wednesday May 1st using own transport. Friends are welcome to join in for this visit at £6.50 per head which includes the guided tour and coffee and home-made cake. Entry for the course students is included in their fee. Duration: Wednesdays, 24th April - 29th May; 10 - 12 noon with a coffee break. Cost £45…

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May 2019

Garden Visit to Essex and Suffolk

May 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Departure from Stanborough Green, Welwyn Garden City at 9.00am Coffee and cake will be served on arrival at Green Island Gardens, Ardleigh. Set in 20 acres of mature woodland, this magnificent garden is a plantsman’s paradise. Professionally designed by its owner, Fiona Edmund, the land is laid out as a series of structured gardens displaying a huge range of unusual trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. After lunch taken at Green Island Gardens we drive to Polstead Mill Gardens at Polstead…

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June 2019

A Guided Walk through the former High Leigh Estate, including Barclay Park

June 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Walk to be led by Tina Rowland - Meet at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesden This walk will explore the former High Leigh Estate and Barclay Park in Hoddesdon to see evidence of the work done by the firm of James Pulham and Son of Broxbourne. Tina Rowland has recently researched this site and she will show us surviving features, including a grotto and cave, all believed to be by the Pulhams. High Leigh has been described as ‘probably one…

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The Historic Landscape of Panshanger Park Talk and Walk with Kate Harwood and Anne Rowe

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Panshanger Park Hertford, United Kingdom + Google Map

Morning talk and walk at 10.00am Afternoon talk and walk 2.00pm The landscape of Panshanger has been shaped by man over hundreds of years.  The illustrated talks will both cover its history and the people who shaped it, including owners like the Earls Cowper and the Desboroughs, and famous designers like Capability Brown and Humphry Repton who, in the terminology of the 18thcentury, attempted to improveon nature.  The opportunities for Panshanger in its latest guise as a Country Park for…

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Garden Visit to Pashley Manor, Ticehurst, East Sussex

June 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Departure from Stanborough Green,Welwyn Garden City 9.00am Sonja Fillingham writes: I am taking a gamble this year that the M25 will run smoothly, as we are visiting Pashley Manor near Ticeburst. I think Pashley Manor is one of the most beautiful gardens in England. We will leave Stanborough Green at 9.00am and hope to arrive at approximately 11.30am for coffee and a tray-bake. I have not organised lunch as we shall be free to wander the gardens, where the roses…

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July 2019

A Guided Walk along the City High Walk

July 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Walk to be led by Kate Harwood - Meet at 11.0am at Moorgate Tube Station, London The original Barbican development included provision for a high walk but only part of this was built at the time. This has now been completed. We will first visit Salters Hall garden, originally laid out by David Hicks, and the very new St Alphage garden next to it, then along the High Walk, looking at the planting along it to the Barbican and the…

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Herts Gardens Trust AGM 2019

July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Barn, Serge Hill Lane, Bedmond, Herts WD5 0RZ, The Barn, Serge Hill Lane
Bedmond, WD5 0RZ United Kingdom
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This year’s AGM will be held on Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at The Barn, by kind permission of Tom and Sue Stuart-Smith. The garden will be open from 6.00pm when a glass of wine will be served. The meeting will start at 7.00pm and members are invited to stay for picnics—please bring tables and chairs (and umbrellas, if wet). A copy of the examined accounts will be published on the HGT website from the 30th June. Courtyard garden, The Barn…

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A Guided Walk around the Gardens and Grounds at Wimpole Hall

July 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Walk to be led by Alison Moller - Meet at Wimpole Hall (Hall Front) Alison Moller will guide us through the rich landscape of Wimpole Hall, one of the largest estates in Cambridgeshire. Starting with the magnificent view from the front façade of the South Avenue, we will take in different eras of its landscape history as we explore the park. We will cross over the lakes to visit the Folly, created in 1768 and walk as far as the…

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Garden Visit to Northamptonshire – New Date

July 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Departure from Stanborough Green, Welwyn Garden City 9.00am Our first visit is to the Old Rectory at Quinton. This is a beautiful contemporary garden of 3 acres designed by multi-award winning designer, Anoushka Feiler. Throughout the garden there are associations with its 18th century ecclesiastical origins: parterres, topiary and long walks, contrasting with 21st century features: modern materials, new planting methods and abstract installations. Sadly, the Old Rectory cannot provide refreshment, but have suggested that members may like to bring…

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September 2019

The Gardens Trust Annual Conference

September 6, 2019 - September 9, 2019
The Queens College, Oxford United Kingdom

The Gardens Trust welcomes you to our weekend conference in Oxford including visits to Oxford Botanic Garden, Christchurch and Worcester College gardens, Shotover and Nuneham Courtenay. Please scroll down for the detailed programme and further information about ticket options. Places are limited so prompt booking is recommended. The Conference opens on Friday afternoon with a guided tour of the Oxford Botanic Garden accompanied by a tasting of The Oxford Artisan Distillery’s Physic Garden gin and continues on Saturday with Christchurch…

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