Wellingborough & District

Garden Visits

Pat Devereux Welcome to the Garden Visits page. My name is Pat Devereux and I run the Garden Visits Trips, which are mostly coach trips. I have been a member of Wellingborough U3A for over 9 years and have run this group since the beginning of 2016.

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, apart from December but this can occasionally change. Our visits are a mixture of whole-day coach trips and morning visits to local gardens, the latter being usually no more than 20 miles away. The coach 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.

Last year we had coach trips booked each month from April to October which did not take place due to the pandemic, so I have rebooked the same trips for next year, 2022.

The dates and places are as follows:-

Tuesday 19th AprilSwiss Garden, Biggleswade, BedfordshireSwiss Garden
Tuesday 17th MayBelvoir Castle Gardens. LeicestershireBelvoir Castle Gardens
Tuesday 21st JuneCapel Manor Gardens, EnfieldCapel Manor Gardens
Tuesday 19th JulyKiftsgate Court Gardens, GloucestershireKiftsgate Court Gardens
Tuesday 16th AugustTrentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent, StaffordshireTrentham Gardens
Tuesday 20th SeptemberAnglesey Abbey, CambridgeshireAnglesey Abbey
Tuesday 18th OctoberCliveden, BuckinghamshireCliveden 1

We do not yet have up-to-date prices for 2022 but they will probably be between £20 and £30 each to be confirmed in the new year. The reason why I’m letting you know earlier than usual is so that you can let me know in good time if you are interested in going on any of the trips. My contact details are in the Interest Group Contacts list on the Group page.

On past experience the coaches fill up very quickly. I won’t be asking for any money until well into January and I work on a £10 per trip deposit basis.

For further information or to book any of the coach trips, please contact me, details on the Interest Group Contacts link. You can also speak to me at the monthly meeting when face-to-face meetings resume. I will be sitting at the trips table at the right-hand side at the front of the church.

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