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Newstead Abbey - Small Walled Garden HL

Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire

Tickets will go on sale in June

We start at midday by visiting the Dower House with a tour of the garden by the owner and author of ‘The Apprehensive GardenerGriselda Kerr. The garden takes advantage of its sloping site with paths passing through a copious variety of flowers, shrubs and trees to a river below, with topiary and formal hedging cleverly providing punctuation. After lunch we visit the garden and park of Melbourne Hall.

Next day we visit Newstead Abbey where the head gardener and EBTS member Ash Davison, will show us the topiary he has been restoring during his five years there.

After lunch there is Felly Priory, whose topiary has been described by members as mesmerising and heavenly.  An early tea will be taken to allow for a timely departure.