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Thursday, 13 May 2010

Garden visit to Kilver Court Garden

May's garden visit was to the secret gardens of Somerset at Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet, open to the public for the first time in over a century. In the 1800's the gardens were open to factory workers as an oasis of tranquility and nature.

Roger Saul has now unlocked the doors against a backdrop of a listed viaduct, the gardens lawns frame a millpond, a boating lake and a formal parterre creating a perfect place to relax.

An overcast day did not spoil the delight of members in this gem of a garden.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

May Coffee Morning

Members and visitors enjoyed an informal chat over refreshments at the Coffee Morning held at The Memorial Hall yesterday. The Bring & Buy, Cake Stall and Raffle were well supported. Member, Julia Robinson had a good selection of annuals for sale and visitors filled their bags.

Plants for the members plant competition for the Autumn Flower Show were on sale. Fuchsias called Garden News, supplied by Cove Garden Nursery were snapped up.

The ladies & gent from the kitchen making the tea and doing the washing up.

The ladies taking the money for coffee & raffles

Plants being sold

Lots of chat going on

Chairman Tim with two of his helpers

Monday, 10 May 2010

Garden Visit to Abbey House Gardens

April's garden visit was to Malmesbury and the home of the naked gardeners at Abbey House Gardens. Here are the photos from a glorious day in glorious surroundings. Photos provided by Ros Nichols and Val Payne: