the many benefits of being a Friend of Ness Gardens is the
programme of coach trips to visit venues in England and
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
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.
This years programme:
Thursday 24th April -
Harrogate Spring Flower Show FULLY
Wednesday 21st May
-Birmingham Canal & Botanic Gardens
Wednesday 25th June -
Powis Castle & Dingle Gardens and Nursery
Tuesday 15th July -
Holehird & Brockhole Gardens
August - Hardwick Hall Gardens & Bakewell
Wednesday 10th September - Biddulph Grange & Jodrell Bank
Further details of each trip can be found in the Days
Out 2014 booklet below.