Isabel and her husband Julian have designed many award-winning gardens with a difference. Romance and scent feature throughout them….
Hello everyone – we will be very pleased to see you in the Memorial Hall, Wheathampstead for our next meeting if you would like to venture out. Our speaker will be joining us via Zoom and the link will be sent to members as well.
Please be aware that there are a few rules which we have to follow – it is important that you read these before turning up!
Members must enter the hall from the main North entrance overlooking the field or the Marford Road entrance. (The third entrance by the side of the stage is not in use.)
Members are asked, unless exempt from doing so, to wear a mask upon arrival at the hall and to keep it on except when seated.
Members should sign in as usual, but will not be issued with badges unless they are committee members.
Seating will be spread out at double the usual space; chairs will not be locked together allowing people who have travelled together to close the space between them.
There will be hand gel made available at the front reception, outside the toilets and by the tea serving hatch.
Tea and coffee will be served in compostable, disposable cups and instead of cake, there will be ‘catering’ biscuits in individually wrapped packets. Members may bring plants for sale as usual – looking forward to seeing you all!
Visit Renata Hume’s garden between 2 & 5pm on Sunday afternoon. Teas, home made cakes and plants will be on sale. Payment by card can be taken. Admission costs £4.50, prebooking is available, but not essential.
Heather & Peter Osborne’s garden will be opening from 2.30-5.30pm in conjunction with that of their neighbours at number 30. Teas, home made cakes and a small selection of plants will be on sale at number 20, payment by card can be taken. Combined entry is £5, prebooking is available, but not essential
New to the NGS, Barbara Stalbow’s garden will be open from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday. Refreshments will be available here too, but please bring cash to pay for them. See https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/7714 for further details and to book tickets online, although prebooking is not essential.
Reveley Lodge in Bushey is hosting an opening in aid of NGS on Sunday afternoon. Hertfordshire HPS has had many associations with this restored Victorian garden over the years. There will be music & refreshments for your entertainment, and plants, and possibly produce, for sale!
Last chance this year to visit Diana Garner’s garden at Montana, Cholesbury on Wednesday 21 July 11am to 3pm – plenty of shade to wander through in the heatwave. Visits must be pre-booked with Diana – see NGS site https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/21984
Roger & Patt Trigg will be opening again on Sunday 25 July from 2pm to 5.30 pm for the NGS at Morning Light, 7 Armitage Close, Loudwater, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HL. Refreshments and plants available. Prebooking is essential, and tickets are available from the NGS website here: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/34170
Last, but by no means least, Adrian & Clare de Baat open on Sunday 25 July from 2pm to 5.30 pm. Refreshments available in aid of Isabel Hospice and plants for sale by Daisy Roots. You may find more details and optionally prebook tickets at https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/20184
Roger & Patt Trigg will be opening from 2pm to 5.30 pm for the NGS at Morning Light, 7 Armitage Close, Loudwater, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HL. Refreshments and plants available. Prebooking is essential, and tickets are available from the NGS website here: https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/34170
There will also be a rare opening of the garden of Mike & Pauline Foers, in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care, at 19 Lancaster Road, St Albans AL1 4EP from 2pm to 5pm. Tickets are available on the gate only, priced £3, cash payments please.
Please note that 2 gardens are included in the entry ticket (not 1 + 2). I am further advised that Daisy Roots will be in attendance selling quality plants – a great opportunity for those of us in West Herts to top up our stock!
2pm – 5.30pm is the time for another visit to the garden of member Liz Machin and her husband Jim. The ticket includes entrance to 2 gardens and may be pre-booked on the NGS website –https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/22147.
Address: Barlings Road, Harpenden, AL5 2AN – Refreshments and plants available
2pm – 5.30pm is the time for another visit to the garden of member Liz Machin and her husband Jim. The ticket includes 2 neighbouring gardens and may be pre-booked on the NGS website –https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/22147.
Address: Barlings Road, Harpenden, AL5 2AN – Refreshments available
On Wednesday 23 June 11am – 3pm, take your picnics to Diana Garner’s unmanicured garden at Montana, in Cholesbury. Prebooking is essential – see https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/21984 for Diana’s contact details.
Julie Wise is hosting 2 midsummer evening openings at Rustling End, Codicote from 5pm – 8.30pm on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June. Visits may be prebooked, but it is not essential. Plants and good wine available! Please see https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/14981 for details.
The last one this week is St Stephens Avenue Gardens in St Albans, opening on Sunday 27 June from 2.30pm – 5.30pm. Heather & Peter Osborne are opening in conjunction with their near neighbours. Again, visits may be prebooked, but this is not essential. Plant sale and refreshments available. For more information see https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/21057
Patrick and Jane Woollard will be opening their garden at
The Cherry Tree Stevenage Road Little Wymondley Hitchin Hertfordshire SG4 7HY on Sunday 6th June. Plant sale and refreshments available, but all visits must be pre-booked. Tickets are available at https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/34172