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Friends Trip to Two Somerset Cottage Gardens
July 12 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm£70
A full day trip to two delightful cottage gardens in Somerset: Midney, pictured above, where we have exclusive access; and the renowned gardens established by Margery Fish at East Lambrook Manor. We will have an introduction at both properties and then be able to stroll round at our own pace. There will be free time to make a few plant purchases at both Midney’s nursery and the Margery Fish Plant Nursery.
In the morning, we first visit Midney, where Dave Chase and Alison Houghton first dug ground in 2009. The gardens here are a series of linked, but differentiated garden “spaces”, defined by the extensive use of colour. From Midney, we have a short drive for a light lunch (included) at the Rose & Crown pub which conveniently stands opposite East Lambrook Manor, where we will spend the rest of the afternoon. Where Midney is a relatively “new” garden East Lambrook’s origins go back some eighty years and the gardens that a visitor will see today are essentially as they were at the time of Margery Fish. They comprise a loose, informal design with areas given over to plants most ideally suited to local growing conditions.
The coach will leave the Museum promptly at 9.00am, returning at about 6.00pm. Please complete and return booking form 2 in the Friends Summer Newsletter. Please indicate any food allergies/ intolerances on the form, and do allow us time to respond to your booking request, thanks. The trip is being organised by Mark Hake