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July 2017

Trentham Gardens

July 7, 2017 : 9:45 am4:00 pm
Trentham Estate, Stone Road
Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8JG United Kingdom
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Trentham Gardens are formal Italianate gardens set within a large area of woodland. Together these currently together cover some 300 acres. The gardens were designed as a serpentine park by Capability Brown from 1758 onwards, overlying an earlier formal design attributed to Charles Bridgeman.

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Mount St John, Earley Ornamentals, Yorkshire Plants

July 20, 2017 : 10:00 am4:00 pm
Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk
Thirsk, Yorkshire YO7 2DP United Kingdom
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PGG visit to Mount St John, Earley Ornamentals and Yorkshire Plants all in Thirsk, Yorkshire

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The Salutation & Walmer Castle & Gardens

July 22, 2017
The Salutation, Knightrider Street
Sandwich, Kent CT13 9EW United Kingdom
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PGG visit to The Salutation and The Secret Gardens of Sandwich, originally designed by Lutyens, the gardens have now been transformed. Then on to Walmer Castle and Gardens set within eight acres of magnificent gardens the castle sits above providing excellent views of the gardens, woodland and the coastline.

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August 2017

Audley End House and Gardens.

August 4, 2017 : 10:00 am4:30 pm
Audley End House, Off, London Rd
Saffron Walden , Essex CB11 4JF United Kingdom
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One of the finest examples of a Jacobean house in Britain. Surrounded by 100 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland (1763). Including a serpentine ornamental lake and cascade. The parkland boasts temples and bridges designed by Robert Adam. Also a fine example of an 1830’s Parterre, restored by English Heritage in the 1980’s following garden archaeology.

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Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Westerhall Gardens

August 5, 2017 : 10:00 am5:00 pm
Kagyu Samye Ling, Eskdalemuir Langholm DG13 0QL United Kingdom + Google Map

PGG visit to Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery, Eskdalemuir and Westerhall gardens, Dumfries and Galloway

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September 2017

PGG AGM 2017 – Yorkshire

September 22, 2017September 24, 2017
The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard
York, Yorkshire YO60 7BY United Kingdom
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The 2017 AGM long weekend starts on Friday 22nd September with a visit to Yorkshire Arboretum at Castle Howard and then Rogers Nursery near Pickering. On Saturday morning we meet at Forest and Vale Hotel for the AGM followed by a trip to Helmsley Walled Garden in the afternoon. Back to
the Forest and Vale Hotel in the evening for our Gala Dinner. Sunday we meet at Sledmere for a tour in the morning before saying our final farewells.

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October 2017

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

October 7, 2017
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB United Kingdom
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PGG visit to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, well known for great glasshouses, housing plants from ten climatic zones, mouth-watering exotic rain forests and giant lily pads, landscaped grounds and has the most incredible tree collection in the world, seen from the famous tree top walkway.

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March 2018

Chiswick House

March 9, 2018 : 10:00 am5:00 pm
Chiswick House, Burlington Lane
Chiswick, London W4 2RP United Kingdom
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PGG visit to Chiswick House and Gardens, Chiswick, London. Explore classical landscapes, sweeping vistas, fragrant formal gardens and a woodland wilderness.The restoration of Chiswick House Gardens was one of the most ambitious garden regeneration projects ever undertaken in the UK.

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May 2018

West Dean Gardens, West Sussex

May 11, 2018 : 10:00 am5:00 pm
West Dean Gardens, West Dean
Nr Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0RX United Kingdom
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PGG visit to West Dean Gardens, West Sussex. Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, lovingly and meticulously restored by PGG Members Sarah Wain and Jim Buckland and their garden team, West Dean Gardens is one of the most exciting gardens open to the public today.

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Dublin Zoo

May 25, 2018 : 10:30 am2:00 pm
Dublin Zoo Dublin, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 Ireland + Google Map

PGG tour of Dublin Zoo with curator Stephen Butler. Under Stephen's skilled and dedicated stewardship there have been enormous and exciting changes in the eighteen years since the first PGG visit and the Zoo now boasts plants and plantings that rival any garden.

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Beatrix Potter Garden, Torwood House and the Mill of Forneath

May 26, 2018 : 10:00 am4:30 pm
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, Station Road
Birnam, Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0DS United Kingdom
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PGG visit to Beatrix Potter Garden, Torwood House and the Mill of Forneath by Dunkeld, Perthshire

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June 2018

Bodnant Garden and Plas Cadnant

June 15, 2018 : 10:00 am4:30 pm
Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn
near Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL28 5RE United Kingdom
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PGG visit to Bodnant Garden and Plas Cadnant. Bodnant Garden is a National Trust property near Tal-y-Cafn. Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens are historic gardens under restoration, situated between Menai Bridge and Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey.

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July 2018

RHS Garden Bridgewater and Charcoal Woods

July 6, 2018 : 10:00 am4:30 pm
RHS Garden Bridgewater, Worsley New Hall, Off Leigh Road
Worsley, Manchester, Greater Manchester M28 2LJ United Kingdom
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PGG visit to RHS Garden Bridgewater at Worsley New Hall in Salford, the largest gardening project in Europe. And Charcoal Woods a newly designed contemporary garden area surrounding a family town estate near Altrincham.

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New Inn Farm and Nant y Bedd, South Wales

July 21, 2018 : 10:00 am4:00 pm
New Inn Farm, Forest Coal Pit
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 7LT United Kingdom
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PGG visit to New Inn Farm and Nant y Bedd, Abergavenny, South Wales.

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Canterbury Cathedral (POSTPONED)

July 21, 2018 : 10:00 am4:30 pm
Canterbury Cathedral, The Precincts
Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH United Kingdom
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The visit to Canterbury Cathedral on 21st July has sadly had to be postponed until 2019

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September 2018

Croome Court Landscape Park and Croome Walled Kitchen Garden

September 14, 2018 : 10:00 am4:00 pm
Croome Court Landscape Park, Near High Green
Worcester, Worcestershire WR8 9DW United Kingdom
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£9.50 – £19.50

PGG visit to Croome Court Landscape Park (NT) and Croome Walled Kitchen Garden.

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PGG AGM weekend 28–30 September 2018

September 28, 2018September 30, 2018
Dumfries House Cumnock, East Ayrshire KA18 2NJ United Kingdom + Google Map

The 2018 AGM long weekend starts on Friday 28th September with a visit to Drumlanrig Castle Gardens and Dabton Garden. On Saturday 29th we meet at Dumfries House for the AGM followed by tour of the gardens. Saturday evening will feature the Ron Nettle Memorial Dinner and Lecture. Sunday 30th details will follow shortly.

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April 2019

Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland

April 26 : 10:00 am4:30 pm
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton
Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH United Kingdom
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Rutland’s Barnsdale Gardens came top in a 2018 poll to find the best 100 visitor gardens in the UK. Garden News readers voted in their thousands over the summer with Barnsdale emerging as the victor, beating hundreds of famous attractions, including Kew Gardens.

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May 2019

Renishaw Hall and Cantley Hall

May 17 : 10:00 am4:45 pm
Renishaw Hall Chesterfield, Derbyshire S213WB United Kingdom + Google Map

PGG visit to Renishaw Hall and Cantley Hall . Home to the Sitwell family for nearly 400 years, Renishaw Hall and Gardens is predominantly an Italianate garden set in a traditional English countryside. Cantley Hall is a mainly Georgian house with Victorian additions set in approximately one hundred acres of parkland containing many fine specimen trees.

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Anne’s Grove Gardens

May 17 : 10:00 am4:30 pm
Anne’s Grove Gardens Castletownroche, County Cork P51X7H2 Ireland + Google Map

PGG visit to Anne’s Grove Gardens and Little Bridge Flowers Ltd in County Cork, Ireland.

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