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Days out


Logo GentianOne of the many benefits of being a Friend of Ness Gardens is the programme of coach trips to visit venues in England and Wales.
The first Friends' planned coach trip was 3-7 September 1989 when spare places were offered to Friends for the University's Amateur Gardeners Holiday - visits to Arley Hall, Bodnant and Ness cost £54 +vat with accommodation at a Hall of Residence.
The current programme of coach trips started in 1992 with over 160 different gardens visited over the years.
A big thank you to Lindsay Price, who successfully planned and organised these trips over the past 10 years.

Now that Lindsay has stepped down from the role of trip organiser, a new trio of Friends - Brenda Marshall, Wendy Jones and Judith Wheat have worked together to provide a programme of garden visits for you to enjoy this year. We do hope you will find excursions that inspire you to come along.


2014 programme:


Thursday 24th April - Harrogate Spring Flower Show FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 21st May -Birmingham Canal & Botanic Gardens FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 25th June - Powis Castle & Dingle Gardens and Nursery

Tuesday 15th July - Holehird & Brockhole Gardens

Sunday 17th August - Hardwick Hall Gardens & Bakewell

Wednesday 10th September - Biddulph Grange & Jodrell Bank



Next years programme of coach trips will be announced in April 2015.