Category Archives: outings

Beth Chatto Garden Visit

This years Coach outing to the Beth Chatto Garden near Colchester.


The quiz on the coach had a floral theme and as usual there was a sweepstake.

We stopped off en route at St Botolph’s Priory to stretch our legs and have a photo opportunity.

Sunday Roast Lunch at the Cricketers pub followed before our visit to the Garden. Everyone was free to wander for a few hours taking in the beautiful scenery and flowers.  To finish off, there was time to purchase from the nursery and then enjoy a nice cuppa with home made cake in a room especially opened for us.  An occasional light shower did not spoil the day which ended back home at 6.30.

Layer Marney Outing

Another successful coach outing to Layer Marney Tower.
We started with a Bucks Fizz and a talk from the owners of the Tower.
After a visit to the historic tower, apartments and church, our members enjoyed a ploughman’s lunch and then a guided walk of the gardens.
Tea and cake followed before the journey home.