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Horticultural Society Trips

Stone House Cottage Nursery and Ashwood Nursery – Wednesday 10 June

The first trip of this year took us to these two quite different nurseries with their associated gardens. Stone House Cottage Nursery was delightful, full of little ‘rooms’, which in turn were full of rare and interesting plants many of which we’d never even heard of, let alone seen before and the best part was many of the plants were on sale in the nursery at very reasonable prices.
Ashwood Nursery was in theory only 15 minutes down the road, if only our driver had known that!!!. When we eventually made it there we were treated to a guided tour of John Massey ‘ s private garden, which is bordered by the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. This was a much larger garden of informal borders, island beds and woodland dells. Again there were some beautiful specimen shrubs and trees, some quite rare, and plants we don’t often see here as the soil there was slightly on the acid side. The nursery here was very well stocked with many unusual plants, but time was limited which was perhaps just as well, because so was boot space on the coach!

If anyone would like to join us on our next trip it is to :
RHS Garden at Harlow Carr, on Wednesday 8 July.
Price ( includes coach and admission) , Members £7.00, non- members £12.00.
Please contact Glynis on 561 to book your place.

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