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Leader: Ann Darling
This group is open to all U3A members of like-minded people who enjoy, or have enjoyed gardening, and love visiting other gardens for inspiration and pleasure. Gardens visited range from splendid manor houses to small town gardens, all beautiful in their own setting.
This group meets on the first Tuesday in the months of May to September, when we meet at the garden at 2.20 pm to start off with a tour of the garden, followed by tea and cake. Costs are generally under £10 per head for the visit and refreshments, and most of the garden owners donate the total or most of the funds to charity. The gardens visited are mainly chosen from the National Garden Scheme booklet, which is published each year.
We are a very friendly group and try to arrange car sharing as much as possible. Where there are number restrictions on a visit, it is on a first come first served basis.
Our visits to Cadenham Manor, Fonthill Estate and Trantor House have all been cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic. As restrictions are lifted, a decision by the owners will be made on possible future visits. The NGS web site gives up to date information on garden openings and includes contributions from owners giving virtual tours of their gardens.