Visits 2019

Fiskerton Gardening Club visits 2019

Evening visit to Aubourn Hall Gardens.

Meet at Village Hall 17.15 to leave at 17:30 prompt. Members £7:50 Non members £8.50, book/w Marilynne, we will be sharing our own vehicles.

Approx 9 acres. Lawns, mature trees, shrubs, roses, mixed borders, rose garden, large prairie and topiary garden, spring bulbs, woodland walk and ponds. C11 church adjoining. Aubourn Hall Garden is set around a 17th century Jacobian Manor house and boasts beautiful floral borders, a stunning

prairie and rose garden, ponds, a woodland walk and a large lawn. Access to garden is fairly flat and smooth. Depending on weather some areas may be inaccessible to wheelchairs. Parking in field not on tarmac.

Afternoon visit to The Walled Garden at Baumber.

Meet at Village Hall 13:15 to leave at 13:30 prompt, arrive 14:00. Members and Non Members £8.00. Book/w Christine Deadline April 8th

Walled Garden Baumber is an innovative and exciting garden, full of hidden surprises and vastly different from the traditional kitchen garden that it once was. It is owned by designer and photographer, Sonia and David Elton, who live in the former head gardeners cottage, with their family.

The Elton’s took on the project in 2006 when the house and gardens were derelict.

In 2016 the family decided to open the gates to the public on Friday afternoons to see if anyone wanted to come and have a look. They were overwhelmed by the amount of visitors and the positive comments that were made. By May 2017 the former potting shed had become a lovely tea room, a plant sales area was developed and a series of courses and events were added to the calendar.

Groups were welcomed to visit the garden, all of whom enjoyed a guided tour with home made refreshments.

Full day at Newstead Abbey.

Meet at Village hall 08:30 bus leaves 09:00 prompt. Members £30.00, Non Members £35.00. Book with Sally Deadline April 8th.

Newstead Abbey is a beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire. Founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, Newstead was home to the poet Lord Byron between 1808 – 1814. Inside the Abbey there is much to explore including Victorian room settings, and the poets private apartments.

The gardens and parkland at Newstead Abbey cover more than 300 acres with paths that meander past lakes, ponds and waterfalls. The formal gardens are the perfect place to relax and offer something in all seasons from the bright colours of the rhododendrons in late spring to the Japanese maples in autumn.