Mid-Northumberland

Garden Group

Frequency:2nd Friday of every month.
Time:Coffee 10.15 a.m., Start 10.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon.
Venue:Longhirst Village Hall; Garden Visits - venue and time varies.
Leader:Rod Mathieson.

The Garden Group is for everyone who loves gardening and visiting gardens. The programme consists of talks and demonstrations during the winter months and garden visits through the summer. We try to find unusual gardens and private gardens where the owner can show us around or famous gardens guided by the head gardener. In this way we hope to learn and gain inspiration from experts so as to add to the enjoyment we get from gardening.

We enjoyed a very successful programme in 2018 with increasing numbers attending both meetings and garden visits. Here are some of the highlights.

Our first visit was to Birkheads Secret Garden near Sunniside in April. The weather was cold and misty, but he garden was very attractive.
Birkheads Secret Garden

In May we visited Howick Hall at tulip time and were shown round by an enthusiastic volunteer.

Howick Hall at tulip time

We enjoyed our June visit to an amazing private garden, The Beacon, in Stocksfield. The owner was also amazing!
The Beacon, Stocksfield

In July the 3 day trip to Dumfries and Gallowy was a great success. The weather was sunny and the gardens were wonderful.

Threave gardens, Dumfries and Galloway Ellenbank, Kirkcudbright
Dabton House, Thornhill

Lambshield near Hexham was our last visit of the year. An immaculate garden worth visiting again.

Lambshield, Hexham

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Garden Group Genealogy 2
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