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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.
Already our gardens are showing signs of spring with bulbs sprouting through and snowdrops, hellebores and aconites in flower, as we start planning ahead purchasing seeds for our summer garden.
Tuesday 5 May is the date of our first garden visit to Cadenham Manor, Foxham, Chippenham, SN15 4NH. Taking the A3102 from Calne, turn left at the crossroads between Hilmarton and Goatacre. Cost is a standard £10 for entry and £3.50 for refreshments, total £13.50. Parking is at The Manor.
Please confirm with me by 24 April if you are coming so I can confirm the number of people.
For all visits please arrange car lifts amongst yourselves. Thank you all for your cooperation.
Sunday 7 June, Fonthill Estate, Tisbury, SP3 5SA. This is an Open Day and we have been given permission to attend at a reduced entry rate of £5 with Lord Margadale giving the difference to the full rate of £2 to the NGS charity. Please let me know if you would like to attend by Friday 22 May.
Our programme is published in the newsletter. If you would like to come along on a visit, please contact me; details are in the newsletter.