Summer outing 2020 cancelled
We are very sorry to announce that, given the current situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak, we took the sad decision to cancel our annual outing for 2020, which was due to take place on 28th June. We hope to rearrange it for 2021. We have already contacted everyone who had reserved a place.
Thanks for your understanding - we hope you all keep well.
Summer outing 2020: The Cotswolds - Sunday 28th June
We will be visiting two very different venues in The Cotswolds
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Sudeley Castle, near Winchcombe
The Castle is well known for its magnificent gardens, including the herb garden, Tudor physic garden and knot garden. The herb garden was created by Sir Roddy Llewellyn in 2011 and comprises six garden beds, each focusing on a different aspect of herb use. The Tudor physic garden is home to the plants that were used medicinally during the Tudor period, when Katherine Parr lived at Sudeley in the 16th century.
You will also be able to visit the Castle and its excellent exhibitions. There are several options for lunch: you can either eat a packed lunch in the garden or buy lunch from the café or the more formal restaurant.
Kitchen Garden Plant Centre, Newent
This is a new herb nursery, run by Neil and Niamh Jones. Having won various awards over the last year, Neil and Niamh will be exhibiting at Chelsea for the first time in 2020.
Please wear comfortable shoes as there will be a reasonable amount of walking, as well as trip hazards at a working nursery.
We will leave Clifton at 8.25am and aim to be back in Bristol around 6.00pm.