leaving Wells Bus Station at 09:30 and returning 18:45, cost £32
This little village has everything we could wish for
on a summer’s day with up to 10 gardens open to the public; each one having a
character of its own; there are some large gardens on the outskirts with many
rare and unusual plants, conditions vary from waterlogged clay to well drained
sand... we can expect to see ponds, bog gardens, a courtyard, rockery, fruit and veg beds and
some 80 or more different types of roses. St Mary’s church and the pub will give us a great
welcome and there will be the legendary refreshments laid on by local folk. Booking form at the bottom of this page.
2022 has only started recently, but we already managed to have a number of events. On 8 February twenty of us went on a garden visit to Camerton Court near Bath to enjoy this 20 acre garden with a fabulous snowdrop display. In February about 40 members gathered in the Town Hall for the AGM followed by a quiz and on 10 March we were treated to a talk by Mary Payne M. Hort. (RHS) MBE about "Compton Acres - Revisited". In April we had an evening about hedgehogs followed by "Influences on Indian Gardens" in May and a trip to the Walled Gardens in Cannington as well as Greencombe in Somerset and in June Compton Acres in Pool.
In the summer months we managed to make a number of visits to fabulous local gardens. In June we visited Stoberry Park with breath-taking views over the City of Wells and the Vale of Avalon, walled garden, ponds, wildflower meadow, sunken garden, potager, lime walk and plenty of benches to sit and relax. In July we were once again welcomed by James Cross at the Bishop's Palace Garden and wandered about on a beautiful summer's evening. In August Simon Tudway Quilter kindly agreed to allow our club exclusive access to the 5 acre garden on the lower slopes of the Mendips. There were some interesting walks into the arboretum, along the terraces, herbaceous borders, rose beds and swimming pool with splendid views of the City of Wells. In September we saw Yeo Valley Garden In Blagdon. In October we managed to visit Lady Farm at Chelwood, which was a treat. And in December we were treated to enjoying the festive Bishops Palace and illuminated gardens.