Summer visits and trips 2012

Summer visits programme 2012

Wollerton Old Hall Garden & Dorothy Clive Garden, Wollerton
Lots of interest for everyone.  The garden is approximately 4 acres and is a horticultural delight containing a very large number of interesting, unusual and rare plants.  Planting is mainly of perennials, salvias, clematis, plus many more
Dorothy Clive Garden- This beautiful 12 acre garden includes superb woodland garden, alpine scree, gravel garden, fine collection of trees and spectacular flower borders, and in May when the woodland quarry is brilliant with rhododendrons. Much to see whatever the season
Refreshments available at both
Meet 8.00 am prompt at Garstang Library – Return approx 7 pm
Cost:  £22.50
Contact:  Sue on 01995 643499
Holker Hall Flower Festival
Visit the fragrant horticultural marquee were a variety of show gardens are on display including a large selection of trade stands, from which those so inclined will be able to sample a unique shopping experience.  There are large selections of refreshment outlets where food can be bought from for lunch then sit and listen to live music at the bandstand.
Meet 9.00 am prompt Garstang Library    Home approx 6.00 pm
Cost: £17.00 pp
Contact:  Pat Pickford on Garstang 01995 601858


Arley Hall Garden Festival
Over 115 stalls and specialist nurseries, craft stalls, restaurant serving hot and cold meals, snacks and sandwiches also food marquee and food stalls.
Hall is open free to visitors; gardens open free to visitors including guided tours by head gardener Patrick Swan and owners (Lord Ashbrook),
The gardens at Arley Hall are framed by the backdrop of the historic hall, the floral marquee with its magnificent award-winning displays of flowers and plants from poppies and peonies to roses and hebes.  An exciting range of horticultural accessories complement the floral side of the festival and for the avid gardeners, there is the popular Gardener’s Question time sessions.  There is also a plant crèche.
Meet 9.00am prompt Garstang Library; Depart Arley Hall - 4.00 pm
Home approx 5.30pm
Cost: £18.00 pp
Contact:  Hilary Hine on Garstang 01995 606191


Three Day – Summer Trip
We have chosen to go north of the border for a tour of gardens in Perthshire (Scotland) and our first visit will be to the gardens at Drummond Castle near Crieff.   Drummond has all the characteristics of a courtly, 17th century Scottish Renaissance garden.  It is a composite garden, restructured in early Victorian times and renewed again in the 20th century when the garden framework and the exceptional interest of the original 19th century design were carefully preserved.  On Day two we visit Meikleour to see an old-fashioned two acre garden (lunch included) and afterwards we return to Perth to see a one acre garden at Parkhead House.  On Day three, there will be time to visit the town of Perth before going to Branklyn (also in Perth) where there is a small (National Trust) garden with an impressive collection of rare and unusual plants.   Arrangements have been made for us to stay at The Queens Hotel in the centre of Perth.
June Gornall on 01995 602505 or Roger Broadbelt on 01253 700878
Cost: circa £200 pp (£100 deposit required)


Little Stubbins, Claughton-on-Brock, near Garstang
Home of Margaret & Mick Richardson
¾ acre, split between front and rear lawned gardens with paved patio area.  Mixed borders containing a large selection of herbaceous plants, shrubs, roses and bulbs giving all year interest and colour, 90+ varieties of hostas mainly in pots.
Meet 6.45 pm prompt at Garstang Library (shared cars)
Garden Cost:  £5 includes refreshments
Contact:  Bob Sutcliffe on 01995 606728


21 Dorchester Road, Garstang -
Home of Ben & Susan Andrews
Approximately ¾ acre, containing a wealth of plants and many unusual features it is defiantly “different”.  Large fruit area, with 35 different varieties of apples and similarly a vegetable plot area.  Two small green houses, pond and rock garden parts of the ornamental area was completely redesigned in 2001 to reduce work, and we think this was successful.
Meet 7.00pm prompt at Garstang Library/Booths car park
Very limited parking so please park on Booths car park, Garstang, if possible. The garden is only a short walk of approx 10 minutes away.
Garden Cost:  £3 includes refreshments
(All monies going to North West Air Ambulance)
Contact:  Ruth Cowell on 01995 602234



For further information about the above outings, please contact the organiser directly