13 June 2018 – RHS Hyde Hall Garden – Day Visit by Coach

Such a busy time for us gardeners and quite a testing one too, as we battle with day after day of scorching sunshine!  But, never mind the Gardening Club arranged a special social occasion to take our mind off our problems! We spent a lovely day at the  RHS garden Hyde Hall.  Many of us had not visited for several years and we were bowled over by the changes. So many new areas to explore – a brand new visitors’ centre, new restaurants, new ‘Global Growth” vegetable gardens, a new (though temporary) “floral fantasia’ of bedding plants.  However, we were relieved to also see old favorites – the traditional hilltop garden with its lush green lawns, rose beds, mixed beds of perennials and the well-established pond complete with well-behaved ducklings.  We were delighted to see the iconic dry garden looking superb in the sunshine.  We feverishly wrote down the names of plants which were loving their sunny setting!  Truly a lovely day.

The Head Gardener of Hyde Hall, Robert Brett, was due to speak to the Gardening Club earlier this year and it seems strange to give the reason for his non-appearance………………. the SNOW!  Remember that? So, Robert will be one of our 2019 speakers and has been booked for March – do come along.

Mary Duff

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