Garden Visits 2018

Sarsden House Gardens

Saturday, 9 June 2018 at 2.00 pm
Sarsden House, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 6PP

In 1796 Humphry Repton produced the Red Book outlining his proposals for the park and pleasure grounds at Sarsden. His rusticated stone bridge and boathouse in the form of a classical temple still provide focal points in magnificent grounds whose development was continued by his son George. The gardens were restored and new areas, including a pool garden, white garden and rose garden, were designed by Christopher Masson towards the end of the 20C. The current owners, Mr and Mrs Tony Gallagher who have kindly given us this rare opportunity to visit, have added the Chapel Garden.

Cost: £8.00 (members), £10.00 (guests, if space allows).

Howard Garden, Daglingworth

Friday, 15 June 2018 at 6.00 pm
Daglingworth House, Daglingworth, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 7AG

In a beautiful Cotswold setting beside the Saxon Church, this is a classical garden with a contemporary twist. Water features abound and, at the time of our visit, the walled garden should be full of peonies with candelabra roses coming into their own. The visit is being held in the evening when the light in the garden is particularly pretty. We will be guided by owner Etta Howard, who, with her husband David, has gardened here since 1994 and is also a guide at Highgrove.

Cost: £8.00 (members), £10.00 (guests, if space allows)

Wortley House Gardens

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 at 2.00 pm
Wortley House, Wortley, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7QP

This large garden has been created over the last 30 years by owners Simon and Jessica Dickinson. Diverse features range from an Italian garden to wildflower meadows, whilst follies, urns and statues have been strategically placed to enhance the extraordinary vistas up the steep valley and incorporate the stunning surrounding countryside into the garden.

Cost: £8.00 members, £10.00 (guests, if space allows) to include tea and cake

Annual General Meeting and visit to Highnam Court Gardens

Saturday, 28 July 2018 at 2.00 pm
Highnam Court, Highnam, Gloucester GL2 8DP

Our AGM this year will be held at Highnam Court, a beautiful Grade 1 listed 17C house. Following the meeting we will have refreshments and the opportunity to explore the extensive Victorian landscaped gardens. These include exciting ornamental lakes, and woodland areas with grottos and a fernery, whilst the broad terrace at the front of the house looks out over a 1 acre rose garden.

Cost: £5 (members) to include tea/coffee and cake

Badminton House and Gardens

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 at 2.15 pm
Badminton House, Badminton, South Gloucestershire, GL9 1DD

Our planned visit to Badminton last year sadly had to be cancelled owing to the death of the Duke. It has, however, been re-arranged, this time to include a tour of the house itself, as well as the South Front Gardens, Walled Kitchen Gardens, Orangery, East Front Gardens and the church.

If you were booked for the tour last year, and wish to come on this visit, please indicate this on your booking form and you will be given priority.

Cost: £40 (members), £42.00 (guests, if space allows) to include tea and cake

Banks Fee Gardens

Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 2.00 pm
Banks Fee House, Banks Fee Lane, Longborough, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0QF

Banks fee comprises a large parkland landscape with its 18C boundaries virtually intact. From the Georgian house, there are distant views over the parkland, which contains magnificent, ancient hedgerow oaks, as well as many ornamental tree plantings, both mature and new. In recent years the garden designer Arne Maynard has prepared extensive garden proposals for the present owner, many of which have been implemented.

Cost: £4.00 (members), £6.00 (guests, if space allows)

Coach Trip to Somerset Gardens

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 – pick up from Cheltenham Race Course – 8.00 am
Pick up from Stratford Park, Stroud – 8.45 am
Arriving back 7.00 pm approx
Visiting Hauser & Wirth galleries and Piet Oudolf gardens near Bruton
Margery Fish’s gardens and nursery at East Lambrook Manor

Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and a destination in which to experience art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape. Our focus will be the Piet Oudolf designed field, where our guide will give us an introduction to his work, and the project design and planting at the gallery. We will also be given a guided tour of the gallery and opportunity to visit the Radic Pavilion. We will have tea/coffee and homemade biscuits on arrival (10.15 am approx) and lunch of sandwiches and fruit prepared by the Roth Bar and Grill on site.

In contrast, in the afternoon we visit East Lambrook Manor, the iconic and quintessentially English cottage garden created by celebrated 20C plantswoman and gardening writer, Margery Fish. There is also an excellent specialist hardy plant nursery in the garden. We will have tea/coffee and cake before commencing our return journey at about 4.15 pm

Cost: £50 (members) £52 (guests) to include coach transport and refreshments as described above

Conderton Manor gardens

Saturday, 13 October 2018 at 2.00 pm
Conderton Manor, Conderton, Nr Tewkesbury, GL20 7PR

This is a garden which is developing as a small arboretum under the care of its owner and GGLT member Jane Carr. Extending over 7 acres, the garden and orchard comprise many unusual trees and are a particular joy in autumn.

Cost: £8.00 (members) £10 (guests if space allows) to include tea and biscuits.