Society Trips

Now that Covid restrictions have been lifted some trips have been arranged for 2022. Details of trips currently planned are shown below and this page will be updated when further trips have been arranged . For more information and booking please contact the trip organisers shown.

Payment can be made by cheque ( payable to Wolverhampton Horticultural Society ), cash or Bank Transfer – Caroline can let you have the details.

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The Burrows and Meynell Langley Gardens: Wednesday 29th June

Two very different Derbyshire gardens. The Burrows  is a classic country house garden containing a number of very different garden rooms with something to interest for everyone, set in 5 acres of delightful Derbyshire countryside. Light refreshments are available and there are covered picnic facilities

Just a couple of miles away is a complete contrast – Meynell Langley Gardens. This small garden is a trial ground for the on-site nursery, specialising in unusual bedding and patio plants. There are  wonderful ponds, a Victorian style glass house,  superbly pruned fruit trees and a riot of colourful planting. Light refreshments and meals are available in the nursery tea rooms.

The coach will leave 9.30 am , parking is available at 81 and 82a Wrottesley Road. We will leave The Burrows at 1.00pm for Meynell Langley gardens, and leave there at 4.00 pm to arrive home at around 5.30pm. Bring a picnic lunch, or  we can book you a meal at the  Nursery Tea room – menus available nearer the time.

Cost £24.00 to be paid to secure your place. For further information, contact Jenny on 01902 750301.

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Aulden Farm and Rhodds Farm: Thursday 4th August

Thursday 4th August

Today we venture into Herefordshire. Our first call is Aulden Farm ,Leominster, 3 acres split into informal rooms  – hornbeam tunnels, wild life ponds , yew circles, and many wild and cultivated plants, some of which will be for sale. Tea and cake are included. Covered picnic facilities are also available.

A short journey away is Rhodds Farm, at Lyonshall, where we will be shown round by the owner, garden designer Cary Goode.  Described by Country Life as “a timeless romantic garden”, it contains formal and informal planting, herbaceous borders, a gravel garden , a dovecote , wild flower meadows and 13acres of woodland. Tea and cake is included.

The coach will leave 9.30 am ( parking is available at 81 and 82a Wrottesley Road) arriving at Aulden Farm in in time for elevenses . We leave at 1.00pm for Rhodds Farm, leaving for home at 4.00pm to arrive home around 5.30pm.

Don’t forget your picnic lunch for this trip !

The price includes refreshments at both gardens and a guided tour at Rhodds Farm

Cost £29, to be paid in  full to secure your place. For further information, contact Jenny on 01902 750301.

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