Gardening 1

Gardening Group 1 meet informally each month at Garden Centres, visit NGS and NT gardens, make Private Garden Visits by arrangement and plan our events every 4 to 6 months.

We are a friendly group, always ready to share our enthusiasm for gardens.
In September, six members of the group had a very enjoyable visit to Kew Gardens on a beautiful, fresh, sunny day.

We first visited the Marianne North Gallery which was quite astonishing with 832 paintings, hung wall to wall and floor to ceiling, all by this remarkable Victorian artist who travelled the world capturing plants in their natural environment. 

We then spent time in the Temperate House which was designed by the architect Decimus Burton (1800-1881), opened in 1863. It has recently undergone a five-year project to restore this magnificent Victorian glasshouse to its former glory.  It is now truly beautiful! 

The Temperate House contains 1500 plant species, many of which are rare and on the brink of extinction.  It was fascinating to climb the spiral stairs to the upper walkway and look down on the plants from that height.

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