Come to our regular plant sale to stock up with quality plants, gardening and cookery books and enjoy delicious cakes and refreshments. It’s a great way to meet Friends – and an opportunity to contribute from providing plants for the Friends’ stall to baking to washing up! Any help gratefully received.
Following an excellent visit to Wells Cathedral last summer this time we shall look at some of the textiles and embroideries which add so much. There are embroideries relating to local history, saints and legends and the bishops, as well as stall banners and seat cushions, vestments and altar frontals. These last comprise 63 pieces in all, made for the six seasons of the church’s year, showing a very wide range of techniques, traditional and modern. We shall have the services of a specialist guide, and will be able to look really closely at the work, so you might like to bring magnifiers to see all the details. It is hoped to arrange an “extra” for the afternoon, in the form of a guided visit to the Wells Museum.
Victoria Park and the Botanical Gardens in Bath are packed with champion trees, and here is a chance to learn something about some of them on a circular walk with our own dendrologist, Antonia Johnson.
The Friends have been given special permission by Ashley Hicks to visit the gardens at The Grove in Oxfordshire, the home of his father the renowned designer David Hicks. The completely re-designed garden is a stunning blend of both formal and romantic style. For a taster to the garden, you can watch a fascinating interview with David Hicks on YouTube via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=pcZSEjlS8i4.
Nathaniel Mander and the Holburne Ensemble return to play at the celebrations following the AGM and Friends’ Private View of the Stubbs in the Wild exhibition. This is an evening of wonderful music followed by a party with Friends old and new.
This summer’s book sale, forty years after the ﬁrst, will be something special. There will be supporting events, including an expert giving valuations of your precious volumes. Further details on the 100 Years Here celebrations will be in the Summer Newsletter…
For four days next October an excellent guide will be introducing us to the treasures of Madrid, Segovia and El Escorial.
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