Melcourt Industries Autumn 2012

‘A very stimulating day blessed with fine weather, much interest and many questions generated and lots to take away (including sample sacks of compost for everyone) and think about. Many thanks to Catherine Dawson and Andy Chalmers of Melcourt for their hospitality and generosity, the fascinating presentation on their search

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Mark your diaries for next summer!

The Cotswolds provide the backdrop for the Guilds Main Summer Meeting when we visit two spectacular gardens each with a very different style. This combined with a two course lunch at the picturesque Seven Tuns Inn at Chedworth makes for a very interesting and worthwhile meeting. Stowell Park Stowell Park

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Wrest Park, Beds visit – photos

On a glorious summer’s day on 7th September 2012, John Watkins – Head of Gardens for English Heritage – was our tour guide for our visit to Wrest Park in Bedfordshire. He has masterminded this massive restoration project at Wrest Park and was able to give us an insight into

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AGM 2012 – photos and report

Spetchley Gardens Virtually hidden from the road, and largely unaltered in the last century, this lovely 30 acre Victorian paradise, belonging to Mr. and Mrs. John Berkeley, has been lovingly created by successive generations of the Berkeley family, and boasts an enviable collection of plant treasures from every corner of

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Castle Drogo, July ’12 – photos

Pictures of the PGG visit to Castle Drogo and Coombe Trenchard in Devon 7th July 2012. On a rather damp July day the Guild visited the beautiful gardens at Castle Drogo on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. The formal gardens were such a contrast to the rugged scenery

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Kilmacurragh Gardens, June ’12

Photos from the PGG visit to Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens and Dargle Glen 30th June 2012 In Kilmacurragh Garden Claire, the education and information officer, was a knowledgeable substitute for Seamus O’Brien who was unable to take us around. There is a great feeling of renewed energy in this garden. The

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Dublin Zoo, June ’12 – photos

PGG Ireland visited Dublin Zoo on the 29th June 2012 Stephen Butler’s tour of the Zoo was as ever stimulating and entertaining. The Irish branch of the PGG was formed in the Zoo and the changes that have taken place in the intervening years are astounding. In the afternoon Stephen

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Godington House, June ’12 – photos

Photographs from the PGG visit to Godington House on 26th June. Godinton House dates back to 1390 and the gardens reflect the long history and changing tastes of its owners. 13 acres complement the magnificent Jacobean house. Terraced lawns lead through herbaceous borders, rose garden and formal lily pond to

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Rodmarton Manor, June 2012 – photos

Photos from the PGG visit to Rodmarton Manor, Cirencester, Gloucestershire on 15 June 2012. A Glorious garden designed originally as a series of outdoor rooms and is very much in the Arts and Crafts style. It has a wide selection of planting that has been done over the years incorporating

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