Ashbourne & District

Gardens

LeaderPatti Green and Sue Dandy
Telephone PG 07720 812278 SD 01335 345157
Email Click on the blue envelope

There is no need to be a member of the Garden Group to attend our trips or to commit to any specific number of visits. Once at the location you are free to do exactly what you want - we wander around in small groups or alone!

Transport costs are estimated - the more people that come the cheaper it will be. We normally give a rebate on the day if numbers allow a reduction in the charge. Costs are published on the website event and in the Newsletter once we have an idea if numbers.

Please note that payment for the transport is required TWO WEEKS before the trip - please make cheques payable to 'Ashbourne and District U3A' and either bring to the Monthly Meeting or send to Patti Green, Valley View, Cross O Th Hands, Turnditch Belper DE56 2LT or to Sue Dandy 43 Peak View Drive Ashbourne DE6 1BR

Cancellation - in the unlikely event that you need to cancel PLEASE ring one of the Organisers to let us know at your earliest opportunity. If you can get someone to take your place please do so - if not we will try and repay transport fees in part or in full - but we CANNOT do so if we have not covered our costs.

Booking lists are available at the Monthly Meeting or book directly with Patti Green 07720 812278 sidewaysw@aol.com or Sue Dandy 01335 345157

Dates for your Diary
Wed May 18th Morton Hall & Gardens - a visit and garden tour followed by a light lunch and a visit to Webbs of Wychbold Garden Centre on return trip.
Depart Waterside (meet near Majestic) 09.00. Travel to Morton Hall Gardens, formal tour at 11am followed by a quiche (or alternative) light lunch with tea and coffee. Leave Morton Hall approx. 1.15.
We will visit Webbs Garden Centre at Wychbold in the afternoon on the way home. Webbs, Wychbold is one of the biggest garden centres in the UK and has been awarded Garden Centre of the Year by the Garden Centre Association three times! This centre has a huge plant nursery, and offers a range of retail opportunities, gifts and cafes. Leave Garden Centre 3.30
Back in Ashbourne about 5. Comfort breaks on journey.
Entrance to Morton Hall Gardens, tour and lunch £15pp. Entrance to Webbs Wychbold is free.
Transport Fee approx. £20 TBC (do not pay yet)
Wed Jun 8th Wednesday - Garden Group - Newby Hall and Gardens visit - this is a visit to one of Britain’s finest Adam Houses set in stunning gardens. Depart Waterside near Majestic 08.30 – check in with Patti or Sue before getting on coach
Depart Newby 4pm Comfort breaks on each journey.
Garden Entrance £15 House Tour £7. Estimated transport fee £19 (I have upgraded the coach to a more comfortable model).
Tue Jul 5th Tuesday Felley Priory Garden Visit - The herbaceous borders are the highlight of the summer months and are renowned for their truly spectacular display. The walled rose garden is filled with old fashioned roses – Gallicias, Bourbons, Moss Roses, Damasks, Albas and Chinensis. Under the old Elizabethan wall are many agapanthus and some tender shrubs.The borders around the old walls have a mixture of trees and shrubs underplanted by geraniums, hostas, digitalis and meconopsis, amongst others.In the centre of the garden, the pergolas are covered with roses, vines, clematis and lonicera, and are surrounded by yew topiary birds. This area was one of the first parts of the garden to be established and was designed to reflect the age and brickwork of the priory itself. Teashop and very good nursery.
Fri Aug 19th Friday August 19th The Southport Flower Show is the largest Independent Flower Show in the UK and second only to Chelsea in the gardening fraternity. Last show had 55,000 visitors and a very large range of stands and marquees filled with flower exhibits. We have been contacted by Southport u3a Garden Group who are exhibiting a garden at this show. The entrance fee is significantly reduced for u3a members. £18pp plus coach fee approx. £20.
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