CGT members on the Rising Path in the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Programme of Visits & Events 2020

Several visits outlined below are not yet finalized.
Full details will be published on the CGT website and circulated to members by email and post.

Saturday 7 March 2020
10:00am – 4:00pm
Study Day at Hemingford Abbots Village Hall PE28 9AH on the theme How Green was my City, looking at sustainable landscapes and green spaces as urban lungs. Six speakers will examine green spaces within cities, their rôles and challenges to their sustainability. Coffee on arrival, talks from 10:20am. £25 members, £30 guests, to include coffee & lunch. Click to download programme.

Tuesday 21 April 2020
Visit to St Paul’s Walden Bury, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8BP, home of the Queen Mother. Meet at 11:00am for tea/coffee/biscuits before a guided tour of the house. An introductory talk of the grade I 18C gardens followed by self-exploration of the formal woodland gardens, long avenues, temples, statues, ponds and seasonal displays of rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas. £17.50 members and guests. Lunch (not included) available at The Bull Inn, The Strathmore Arms or Emily’s Tea Shop, within a mile. Places limited and bookings must be made by Friday 10 April. Click to download directions.

Wednesday 10 June 2020
Social evening at The Manor, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon PE28 9BN. House built 1130’s. Gardens with moat, topiary, old roses, award-wining irises, herbaceous borders. Bring your friends and a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. Optional tour of house (numbers limited) at extra cost. Details to follow.
July 2020Visit to Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DF. Herbaceous borders, sunken rose garden, woodland nutwalk, knot garden, wildflower garden. Details to follow.
August 2020Visit to Euston Hall, Thetford, Suffolk IP24 2QH. Palladian house in landscaped gardens, ancient broadleaf woodland, pleasure grounds laid out by John Evelyn, extended by Brown and Kent. Details to follow.
15 or 17 September 2020Visit to Moggerhanger Park, Park Road, Moggerhanger, Bedford MK44 3RW. Tour of Soane house and of 33 acres of parkland and woodland, extensively restored, originally landscaped by Repton, with Head Gardener Tim Kirk. Details to follow.
October 2020Visit to The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex CM17 0NA. Created by Sir Frederick Gibberd between 1957 and 1984. Streams, pools, glades, lime avenue, wild garden, moated castle – fulfilling his ambition to create a work of art. Details to follow.

Tickets from / register with: Alan Brown, Foxhollow, 239 High Street, Offord Cluny, St. Neots PE19 5RT. Tel.: 01480 811947. E-mail:
Please make cheques payable to Cambridgeshire Gardens Trust.
Bookings may also be paid by BACS to Cambs. Gardens Trust (sort code 20-29-68, account number 30347639) using your name as reference; please confirm payment by phone or email to Alan.
To avoid disappointment (some venues limit numbers), please book at least 2 weeks before the visit. Should you need to cancel a booking, please advise Alan as early as possible.

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