PGG AGM 2019 – Annual Dinner

Annual dinner followed by Ron Nettle Memorial Lecture. The speaker is Dr Mark Spencer F.L.S., Forensic Botanist, Hon. Curator (Plants), Linnean Society of London Scientific Associate, Natural History Museum, London. His talk is entitled ‘Herbariums and Garden History, the Fulham Palace Experience’.

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Stansted Park (CANCELLED)

EVENT CANCELLED – Stansted Park stands in 1800 acres of parkland and ancient forest within the South Downs National Park. In 1983 the 10th Earl of Bessborough gave Stansted Park, the Arboretum, his family home and its beautiful contents to the public.

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Burghley House

Burghley House is a Tudor mansion built by Sir William Cecil over a period of 32 years from 1563 onwards. The gardens and wider parklands were largely designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century.

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Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland

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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West Dean Gardens, West Sussex

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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Chiswick House

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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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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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Audley End House and Gardens.

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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The Salutation & Walmer Castle & Gardens

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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