Garden Visits – 2020 update

No garden visits have been arranged this year because of the restrictions but we are hopeful of restarting in 2021.  All suggestions welcome.

Members (and non-members) have the opportunity to join in occasional, organised visits to a variety of gardens at intervals throughout the year.  A small group of regulars take part, joined at times by various other members.

Visits have been made to a mix of large gardens, open daily to the public, and also to smaller gardens, open to groups on an appointment basis.  Visits have included trips to Welford Park early in the Spring to see the magnificent display of snowdrops, Buscot Park with its wonderful park and water gardens, and Lyde Manor Gardens at Bledlow which were unusual and fascinating as well as beautiful.  Further outings are planned to Hilliers world famous gardens and also to Lords Wood Gardens near Marlow.

Next year we hope to find yet more different gardens.  A possible visit is being considered to Rodmarton Manor, a famous Arts and Crafts garden near Swindon.  We may also revisit both Inholms and Rooksnest near Lamborn, which everyone agreed were some of the best gardens they had ever seen.

Everyone is welcome to join us and sign-up sheets for each visit are available at the monthly W.I. meetings. Details can also be found on the calendar.

Here are the reports of some of the gardens we have visited :-

Lime Close, 35 Henleys Lane, Drayton

Greenways, Osler Road, Headington

Folly Farm, Sulhamstead

Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons

Rofford Manor

The Old Rectory, Farnborough, Wantage

Hook End Farm

The Manor House, Wheatley

Chalkhouse Green Farm

Pyt House & Willow Tree Cottage, Ashampstead

The Old Vicarage, Aston Rowant

Burrow Farm, Hambleden

Green & Gorgeous, South Stoke

West Green House, Hartley Wintney