Visit : Wednesday 5th July 2017 – Kiftsgate Court Garden

 

Departure :        Newbury Rugby Club  10:30 am              Return : 6:30 pm
                           The Wharf                    10:45 am

Organiser :        Richard Milsom                                        Mobile : 07887 854382
                            email : richardg.milsom@ntlworld.com

 

We plan to arrive at 12:30pm at Kiftsgate Court Garden spectacularly set near Chipping Camden. We will immediately enjoy a lunch of quiche and salad bowls and a warm beverage in The Tea Room. We will then take individual tours of the garden. The layout does not suit large groups.

The garden was started at the beginning of the 20th Century as a paved formal garden looking through wooded banks to a beautiful view of the Cotswold escarpment. This is a garden that has developed organically.  Evolution has been its abiding theme.  There has never been a paper plan and plants have been put first.

Three generations of women in a single family have developed this garden and grown it to its full beauty.  The garden is on two levels with a very steep path between. The reward for the walk back up is the view from the bottom and the view back to the house ~ you will swear that you are by the Mediterranean!  The lower level and bank planting can be viewed from the top if you don’t fancy the walk.

The garden is famous for its rose garden which includes Rosa filipes ‘Kiftsgate’, the largest and most vigorous rose in England which should be at its climax when we visit.

There are unusual plants for sale at the exit and the café will be open for further refreshments should you choose.

We will leave at 4:00 pm.
 

Cost : £38.00 p.p. includes coach, gratuity, entrance and lunch.

 

Booking Slip

 

Visit : Wednesday 5th July 2017 – Kiftsgate Court Garden

 

Organiser :  Richard Milsom, 63 Andover Road Newbury RG14 6JE

 

I/We wish to book .... place(s) @ £38.00 per person and enclose a cheque* for £ ............. (dated 2nd April 2017)


Name  ................................................................................................................................

Address .............................................................................................................................

....................................................................................... Post code…………………………..
 

Tel No : ...................................................        Newbury N.T. Number(s) :  .............................

 


Email address  ........................................................................ Mobile No  ......................................

Emergency Contact : Name……………………………………………..Tel no : ..........…………………


 

Pick up point

Please tick the appropriate box below:

(  )  I/We require a parking space at the Rugby Club and have included an additional £2.00 in the cheque*


(  ) I/We require to be picked up at the Rugby Club but do not require parking

(  ) I/We require to be picked up at the Wharf

(  ) Hungerford (“The Bear”) pick-ups at discretion of tour organizer.


This property is not suited to wheelchairs

Please enclose s.a.e. (minimum size 22cm x 11cm).
NB : If you omit your Newbury NT numbers and post code or use insufficient postage, your application will be delayed and you may not get on the trip.


 







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