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Corvedale Garden Group 2022 Programme

After a two-year break Corvedale Garden Group will resume meeting from February to November 2022. We meet at ten a.m. on the third Saturday of each month (except for our first meeting on February 12th and Easter Saturday when we meet a week later *). We have a talk in February and November, at Diddlebury Village Hall. From March to October, we meet at the gardens below to have a talk, explore, drink tea, eat cake and share gardening news. Members attend as they wish and pay on the day. The price includes refreshments.  Distances and times are given from the Swan at Aston Munslow. New members always welcome. If you would like more information, please contact Cath Burley 07746647737 or e mail cathburley@hotmail.com

February 12th*.                 Talk: Everything you wanted to know about Permaculture but never dared to ask. Diddlebury Village Hall, Mill Lane, SY79DH  £7  

Chris Evans, permaculture designer and trainer from Applewood Permaculture Centre in North Herefordshire will introduce permaculture, clarifying that it goes way beyond “organic gardening” as a way of shifting livelihoods, lifestyles and land use towards a more regenerative, sustainable and nature-friendly culture.

March 19th.                      Bury Court Gardens.                                                       Ford Street, Wigmore, HR69UP                     £7     18 miles 30 minutes

The ¾ acre garden developed by Margaret and Les Barclay since 1997, surrounds an 1820’s stone farmhouse. The courtyard contains a pond, fruit trees, shrubs and mixed borders. There are steps to the terrace where we can visit the vegetable borders, greenhouse and lawns and wildlife areas. In March it should be a mass of spring flowers.

April 23rd*.                       Maesfron.                                                                           Trewern, Welshpool, SY218EA                       £8      33 miles 52 minutes

Dr Derek and Mrs Monica Owen invite us to visit their walled kitchen garden, restored Victorian conservatories, display beds, tower, shell grotto and parkland tree walks.  Some gravel, steps and slopes.

May 21st.                           Tranquillity Haven.                                                         7 Lords Land, Whitton, LD71NJ                      £7      25 miles 40 minutes

Valerie Brown’s Japanese inspired stroll Garden near Knighton, has borrowed views of Offa’s Dyke. Winding paths wend

over small pools to a Japanese Tea House amidst dense oriental planting.  Video tour taster on www.NGS.org.uk

June 18th.                           Wharf House.                                                                  Newnham Bridge, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8NY   £8      25 miles 37 minutes           

Gareth Compton and Mathew Bartlett will show us around their 2 acre garden of colour themed, mixed, double herbaceous borders. There are several courtyards, a scented border, stream with bridge to a little island, and a vegetable garden. See www.wharfhousegardener.blog  for more information about the Spring Garden, Bright Garden, White Garden and Canal Garden. Follow signs not satnav!

July 16th.                             Byecroft.                                                                             Welshman’s Lane, Bircher, HR60BP          £7.50      19 miles  28 minutes

A compact garden full of interesting plants, mostly grown from seed by Sue and Peter Russell. Herbaceous borders with iris and dictamnus, vegetable and soft fruit plot, pond, pots of colour, wild flower area, pergola of old rambling roses and plant stall.                   

See www.byecroft.weebly.com

August 20th.                      Shepherds Barn.                                                                Corfton, SY79LD                                               £5               2miles 5 minutes

Kate and Sam Davies are kindly showing us around their 2 acre small holding.  Vegetables, orchards, wildlife garden, goats, bees and poultry make them largely self-sufficient. Main garden is wheelchair accessible. Some steps to house.

September 17th.              Broadward Hall. Private tour.                                     Clungunford, SY70DA                                     £12.50         19 minutes 12 miles

A rare opportunity to visit a Victorian Gothic remodelling of an 18th century house set on a medieval plot with a visible motte. This SSI holds the National Collection of Hemerocallis in the walled garden, relocated from Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire recently.  There is a collection of phormium too and an Irish fuchsia @mount Stewart. The early 19th century archery walk is lined with giant sequoia and there is a restored Victorian pump house.

October 15th.                   The Dell House.                                                                2 Green Lane, Malvern Wells, WR144HU £7.50.  68 minutes 44 miles

This peaceful 2 acre wooded hillside garden surrounds an 1820’s former rectory, home to Kevion and Elizabeth Rolph. The many magnificent specimen trees include a Wellingtonia Redwood and there are also tree carvings by Steve Elsby. Take the meandering bark pathways (sometimes quite steep) to find sculptures by various artists, historic garden buildings, a garden railway and a paved terrace with outstanding views.   Follow signs not sat nav. Please car share where possible, as the gravelled parking is limited.

November 19th.               Talk:  Is my garden good enough?                            Diddlebury Village Hall, Mill Lane, SY79DH  £7                                   

David Morgan, Worcestershire NGS County Organiser will entertain us with a history of the National Garden Scheme.  He will cover what the NGS looks for in the gardens they open to the public and how the garden owner finds out about whether their garden would be accepted. The talk will include pictures of and information about NGS gardens open in Worcestershire.