Exploring Gardens 2021
Exploring Gardens is a group visiting different gardens on the first Thursday of each month. ( weather dependent) If you would like to be part of this group please contact either Elaine or Janine.
As in previous years, all visits will be on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm, other than July's visit which is Monday 5th July. The maximum cost per garden is £10 per head, which generally goes straight to one of the NGS chosen charities. This sum covers the garden entry and tea & cake.
Our next garden visit will to Chinthurst lodge
Planned Visits for 2021
Review Elaine Belt Photographs Janine Stein & Gillian Micklewright
Our visit to Pratsham Grange was pure joy. Alan Comber, the owner, was most entertaining and generous host who clearly was delighted to share his hard work and stunning large garden with visitors . He has designed numerous features around the garden, all of which live harmoniously beside each other. There are colourful herbaceous borders, stunning white flower beds, rose gardens, ponds joined by a cascading stream and wooded areas with views towards Holmbury and Leith Hills. The visit ended with tea and cakes, taking in beautiful surroundings, chatting with each other and our friendly hosts.
Janine Stein Photographs
Our second visit of the year
The Exploring Garden Group visited Heathside, near Cobham on Thursday 3rd May. Our hosts, Margaret and Terry made us very welcome and showed us around their beautiful garden, designed for all year round interest. Whilst it is one of the smaller gardens that we have visited only being a third of an acre, it was packed with a wonderful array of shrubs, perennials, trees, sculptures, topiary, two ponds and four water features, pots/containers of all sizes and many more plants. There was also a summerhouse where you could sit and look down the garden complete with music as well as a new glasshouse housing exotic plants. The garden was on a slope and had been harmoniously landscaped to provide different areas of interest. We were blessed with wonderful sunshine and we had tea and scrumptious homemade cake on the patio to finish off a perfect afternoon.
Janine Stein & Gillian Micklewright Photographs