Ashbourne & District

Gardens

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

This group arranges visits to Gardens - 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. Payment for the transport is required before the trip - please make cheques payable to 'Ashbourne and District U3A' and 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

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

Cancellation - in the unlikely event that you need to cancel PLEASE ring one of the Organisers to let us know before the day. (We have had several occasions where friends have advised us on the day which is too late to downgrade the coach if we need to do so.) If you can get someone to take your place that is great - if not we will try and repay transport fees in part or in full - but cannot do so if we have not covered our costs.

Dates for your Diary
Sun May 19th Sunday Open Garden -Small newly established all year garden - unusual perennials and herbaceous plants, water feature fruit & veg. Steps & panoramic views. NGS £3 1300-1700 Mr & Mrs Chris Ross
Wed May 22nd Wednesday - Dorothy Clive Gardens Shropshire - Rhododendrons and Azealeas - Hilly with gravel paths but there is wheelchair access Entrance fee £6.50 Estimated Transport fee £12
Thu Jun 13th Thursday - Powis Castle and Clive Museum Welshpool - Medieval Castle and French Gardens - some steps and steep terraces but magnificent house and grounds that can be seen from terraces at top. Entrance £12 for non NT members.Transport Estimated £16
Tue Jul 2nd Tuesday - Two private visits
Morning to Uttoxeter NGS Open Garden scheme gardens then on to Barton Blount for lunch and Gardenvisit - May use cars or a mixture of cars and small coach - may split to make two visits so that people having short timescales can come to one or the other. More information nearer the event.
Wed Aug 7th Wednesday - Waterperry Gardens Oxford - Made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her school of Horticulture for Ladies in 1932 - House with frescoes and gardens
Garden tour £5 each min 20 persons .. Fresco tour £4 each
Entrance fee £6.95 Transport Estimate £14
Wed Aug 14th Wednesday Open Garden -Small newly established all year garden - unusual perennials and herbaceous plants, water feature fruit & veg. Steps & panoramic views. NGS £3 1300-1700 Mr & Mrs Chris Ross
Tue Sep 10th Tuesday - Rockingham Castle (change of date) - Castle and Gardens - tour available
Tue Oct 1st Tuesday - Styall Mill and Quarry Bank NT - Mill and Gardens
Fri Oct 25th Friday - Anglesey Abbey NT Cambridgeshire - Abbey and good winter garden - may need to change date
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Bridge 2 Canasta
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Current Affairs Cycling
Family History French
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German Conversation Gold Card Explorers
Hiking Landscape & Heritage
Line Dancing Lunch Meetings
Music Appreciation Photography
Scrabble Strollers
Sunday lunch group Table Tennis
Theatre Visits Walking
Word Play Writing