Outings

Throughout the year the club arranges minibus outings to shows, RHS gardens, NT properties and smaller private gardens. The minibus seats 17 and there is always a family outing atmosphere being filled with much chatter and usually a bag of sweets!

The following outings have been planned so far for 2019:

Batsford Arboretum on Friday 22 February – £12, leaving at 10am with lunch available (at your own expense) at the arboretum’s large cafe.

Oxlease Farm, Filkins, Lechlade, National Garden Scheme (NGS) open day Wednesday 22 May. Organic family run farm with beautiful Cotswold garden open throughout the summer. Refreshments and homemade teas.

Rooknest, Lambourn Woodlands, Berkshire, NGS open day Wednesday 12th June – car share as no minibus available. Approx 10 acre exceptionally fine traditional English garden mostly designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd. Rose garden, beautiful herbaceous borders, pond, herb garden, fruit, vegetable and cutting garden, many specimen trees and fine shrubs, orchards and terraces.

Yeo Valley gardens and cafe, Blagdon near Bristol, on Friday 12th July. Six and a half acre organic garden of ornamental and edible plants that has evolved over 18years. Includes a gravel garden, meadow, tree lined avenue and vegetable garden.

Malvern Autumn Show – Saturday 28th September

The times of departure from Cricklade Town Hall car park and costs will be announced nearer the time.

Members have priority on outings but sometimes there are seats available to non-members; send us you details if you would like us to contact you on such occasions.

Batsford in the mist
Hamamelis – witch-hazel
Edgeworthia chrysantha
Daphne – possibly bholua
Snowdrops, cyclamen, aconite and hellebore
crocus tommasinianus

Chimonobabusa tumidissinoda – walking stick bamboo
Cacti in the glasshouse
Plumbago Royal Cape in the sub-tropical house
Victoria cruziana – water lily
Tacca chantrieri – black bat flower in the tropical house
Amaranthus caudatus in the ballast border
Tree ferns at the entrance to the Dell Garden
Semiarundinaria fastuosa – Narihina bamboo
Phyllostachys viva aureocaulis golden bamboo
Porophyllum tagetoides ‘Pipicha’
Beautiful bark
Tulbaghia violacea