Ems Valley

Gardens Group

We are a sociable group of like-minded garden lovers. Even if you only have a window box, patio pots or no garden at all, it’s always fun visiting other gardens for ideas and inspiration. Also the majority of gardens offer tea/coffee and delicious home-made cakes, always a good reason for an outing.

We normally meet the morning of every second Tuesday in the month, visiting public and private gardens usually within about a 25 mile radius of Emsworth. Once a year we visit a garden a bit further afield, hire a small coach and make it a day out. We have a summer party August time and a Christmas lunch in December. January is the only month we don’t meet up.

We use our own transport and if you arrange a car share, giving the driver £2 towards fuel is suggested. Entrance fees vary and normally include refreshments; this can be from about £7pp payable at the venue unless arranged otherwise. We try to obtain group discounts if available.

Our Garden Visit Schedule can be found on Links, together with a resume of our monthly visits and photos.

Please contact one of the group leaders if you are interested in joining our group.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Jun 14th Visit to HIGHDOWN GARDENS Horsham

These beautiful chalk gardens in the South Downs countryside situated in Worthing (between Durrington and Angmering) overlooking the sea, are a tranquil haven for all to enjoy.

They are home to The National Plant Collection of the plant introductions of Sir Fredrick Stern - a unique collection of unusual plants and trees to be discovered all year round.
Tue Jul 12th 4 HILLSIDE COTTAGES, West Stoke Nr Chichester PO18 9LB
From A286 at Lavant, head west for 1.5 miles nr Kingsley Vale
Organiser : Diana Faithfull
An NGS garden densely planted with mixed borders, shrubs and a large collection of English shrub roses. A profusion of colour and scent in a well maintained garden. More details nearer the date.
Entrance: £7 pp to include refreshments
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