Gardening May 2013

Exbury Gardens

The Garden Group visited Exbury Gardens in the New Forest on Monday, 20th May, 2013. There was not the sun we had hoped for but it was a pleasant comfortable temperature and, thank goodness, none of that cold wind.

Forty people left at 8.30 a.m. and arrived in the gardens at 11 a.m. I think it is possible to say that everyone was absolutely overcome by the colour – just as the photograph above – there is so much colour it is almost unbelievable and the whole day is needed to get round the very large area.

I am told a visitor once described Exbury as “Heaven with the gates open” and this is certainly not an exaggeration.

There was also two very good restaurants. We left at 4 p.m. and arrived home shortly after 6pm – everyone agreed a thoroughly enjoyable day.

The next Garden Group event is Open Gardens in Monks Risborough on Monday, 17th June, 2013, where 7 gardens will be open from 2.00pm – 5.00 pm with refreshments and plant sales.

Could Associate Members please collect a map from Anne Legg – please ring first to make sure she is in.

Looking forward to seeing you ALL on the 17th June.