The society runs a number of outings throughout the year for the benefit of our members. From lunches to holidays there is something to suit all. Here you will find details of upcoming events and how to book. To take a look at our previous excursions please visit the Past Outings page
Subject to Covid 19 restrictions, we hope to run the following programme next year, so please put the dates in your calendar.
There are two trips postponed from 2021, plus two new ones. Those Members that have already booked and paid for places on the two postponed outings need only note any slight change of date for next year. The original prices from 2020 will be held.
Deene Park, Northamptonshire & Elton Hall, Cambridgeshire
Tuesday 7th June 2022
Price includes coach travel, morning tea/coffee/cake, two garden entries & guided tours and a light lunch.
Deene Park has belonged to the Brudenell family since 1514 and the gardens have fine herbaceous borders, a rose garden and a parterre designed by the late garden-designer David Hicks. These formal gardens give way to a vista of parkland and lakes linked by a canal; which, at its narrowest point is spanned by a fine stone bridge.
Elton Hall has been home to the Proby family since 1660 but, by the 1980’s, the Edwardian gardens had fallen into disrepair. Since then, a continuous programme of restoration and improvement, by Meredyth Proby, has produced the immaculate gardens and topiary that today provide the stunning backdrop to the house.
Two Oxfordshire Gardens – Pettifers & Broughton Grange
Tuesday 12th July 2022
Price includes morning tea/coffee/biscuits, a light lunch at the Saye and Sele Arms, Broughton, with cake, tea/coffee and afternoon tea/coffee/ biscuits.
Both of these gardens are privately owned. Pettifers is the creation of influential garden designer, Gina Price. It is a mingling of formal and naturalistic planting, with the surrounding countryside providing a ‘borrowed landscape.
Broughton Grange is owned by ex-chief of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Stephen Hester and has both traditional planting and extensive contemporary planting: including a walled garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith.
Now sold out but waiting list places are available.
Gloucestershire and Herefordshire Short Break
Wednesday 14 June – Friday 16 June 2023
Details pending this summer for our next short break in 2023. It will be to gardens in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. Staying in Hereford, we’ll be visiting the Laskett Garden, Hampton Court (not that one!) and the Garden at Miserden amongst others.
Please check back for updates as they are confirmed