Wellingborough & District

Garden Visits

Pat Devereux Welcome to the Garden Visits page. My name is Pat Devereux and I run the Garden Visits Trips Group, which at the moment are mostly coach trips. I have been a member of Wellingborough U3A for almost 10 years and have run this group since the beginning of 2016.

The trips take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month apart from December but this can occasionally change. They are a mixture of whole-day coach trips and morning visits to local gardens, the latter being no more than 20 miles away. All the trips are open to ALL U3A members. For the local trips you pay on the day and also have to find your own way there.

In 2020 we had coach trips booked for each month from April to October which did not take place due to the pandemic so I have rebooked the same trips for this year.

The dates and places are as follows:-

Tuesday 19th AprilCoach trip to the Swiss Garden/Shuttleworth Collection, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Leaving Broad Green 9 am, leaving venue 4 pm. Cost £23, to be paid if possible when you book but no later than 19th March.Swiss Garden
Tuesday 17th MayCoach trip to Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, visiting gardens and including free-flow entry to Castle. Leaving Broad Green 9.30 am, leaving venue 4 pm. Cost £27, to be paid if possible when you book but no later than 16th April.Belvoir Castle Gardens
Tuesday 21st JuneCoach trip to Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield, Middlesex. Leaving Broad Green 9 am, leaving venue 4 pm. Cost £20, to be paid if possible when you book but no later than 21st May.Capel Manor Gardens
Tuesday 19th JulyCoach trip to Kiftsgate Court Gardens, Gloucestershire. Leaving Broad Green 10.15 am, leaving venue 5 pm. Cost 22, to be paid if possible when you book but no later than 19th June.Kiftsgate Court Gardens
Tuesday 16th AugustCoach trip to Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent. Leaving Broad Green 8.30 am, leaving venue 4 pm. Cost £25, to be paid if possible when you book but no later than 16th July.Trentham Gardens
Tuesday 20th SeptemberCoach trip to Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire. Leaving Broad Green 9 am, leaving venue 4 pm. Cost £28 for non-National Trust members and £13.75 for National Trust members, to be paid if possible when you book but no later than 20th August.Anglesey Abbey
Tuesday 18th OctoberCoach trip to Cliveden, Buckinghamshire. Leaving Broad Green 9 am, leaving venue 4 pm. Cost £30 for non-National Trust members and £14.80 for National Trust members, to be paid if possible when you book but no later than 18th September.Cliveden 1

If you are interested in booking any of these trips you can come and talk to me at the monthly meetings on the 1st Wednesday of each month or my contact details are in the Interest Group Contacts list. Payment for the trips can be made at the monthly meetings by cheque made out to Wellingborough and District U3a. Unfortunately I am no longer able to accept cash due to lack of counter service at the bank. However, cheques can also be posted to me, address on request. If you prefer to pay by BACS through the bank, the details for this are also available if you contact me.

I would greatly welcome new members to the group. It is an open group with no restrictions on numbers. Just book a trip and enjoy yourself!

Dates for your Diary
Tue Sep 20th Garden visit to Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
Tue Oct 18th Garden visit to Cliveden, Buckinghamshire
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