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2017 Members Coach Tour – Kathy Brown’s Garden

2017 Members Coach Tour

This year 49 members enjoyed a visit to Kathy Brown’s Garden.  The highlight was the garden tours given by Kathy and her Husband Simon.  Their garden is beautiful with plants from around the world.  Everyone enjoyed afternoon tea with a slice of one of Kathy’s wonderful homemade cakes using flowers from her garden as an ingredient.

Before going to the Garden, a hearty Sunday Roast lunch was enjoyed in an Old Coaching Inn, where the owner/chef and his wife excelled with their wonderful food and presentation.

En route there was a stop at Olney Village monthly Sunday Farmer’s Market where our members enjoyed a stroll to stretch their legs and sampled the produce available and even make purchases.  The sun shone throughout the day which was an added bonus.

Forthcoming Events 2017

Members are reminded of the following events taking place during 2017:

4th June, Annual Outing to Kathy Brown’s Garden – sold out but a waiting list is being prepared. If you want to be added to the list please contact the secretariat. For full details click here.15th July, Sweet Pea Competition/Cheese and Wine Lunch, with live Music, £7 per person including wine. An application form for tickets is here. For those who grow sweet peas there is a category for any variety and an under 15 category as well. Full details click here.9th September, Annual Show at the St Pauls Centre, Free Entry. Following last years success we hope that this year will be even better! Full details are here.

26th November, Member’s Christmas Lunch taking place at North Enfield Conservative Club. Full details will be made available nearer the time.

Loseley Park Visit

The Grange Park Horticultural Society’s Annual Coach trip was to Loseley Park.

50 members enjoyed a wonderfully sunny day in beautiful grounds. The day stated with a quiz on the coach, and a sweepstake.  A welcome drink was served on arrival. Lunch was provided in the Chestnut Barn. This was followed by a private tour of the Stately Home, after which there was free time to look at the Gardens.  Before leaving for home there was a cream tea for all.