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
|In September, six members of the group had a very enjoyable visit to Kew Gardens on a beautiful, fresh, sunny day.|
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!
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
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