The Gardening Group
meets at a different members house each month to talk about issues we
are having with our gardens.
The group also undertakes garden visits to a wide variety of gardens.
If you wish to join us at any meeting or on a trip please contact us
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Latest Trip Reports
Wed 29/6/16 Trip to Broughton Castle and to
Broughton Grange Gardens
Talk about flaming June, this was more like constant downpour
June. 8 of us braved the weather and ventured out on this GG2
visit. We were very frugal and used our 2
for 1 tickets so that we all went in half price. These 2
gardens only open on a Wednesday during the summer, so no point trying
to put off until another day.
first garden Broughton Grange was very impressive even in the
rain. If you’ve got the space you can create something quite
magnificent. We spent just over an hour here (it was really
coming down) and then went to the village pub for some
Next stop was Broughton Castle. We could go in both
the castle and the gardens with our half price
tickets. The castle is moated!.
Apart from that it doesn’t look much like a castle, more like
an Elizabethan manor house. It has had many changes to
modernise it a bit over the years (there are
Victorian radiators in some rooms) but you could still see feel the
atmosphere of being in a really ancient building, dating back to the
13th century in parts. The Civil War planning took place
here. Again, the gardens were lovely, even in the
rain. A beautiful restored knot garden being the
Despite the weather, we all really enjoyed the outing. As we
said, it was better being out in it doing something, rather than
sitting indoors moaning about it.