February is usually a gloomy grey month, but our monthly meeting this year took place on a very unseasonably warm and sunny day. So it was great to see over 50 members at the meeting in the Carrington Room. It was planned as an informal gathering so that people had a chance to meet, socialise and talk. We first watched a programme from the series “The Secret History of the British Garden” with Monty Don which featured the landscape garden revolution of the 18th century and the influence of William Kent and Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. One of the gardens we visited last year, Rousham House in Oxfordshire, had a prominent place in the programme as did the lady of the house who had taken us round the house. We then enjoyed a high tea of sandwiches and home-made cakes (made by members of the GG committee) and lots of chatting, which rounded off a very enjoyable and relaxed afternoon.