Thursday 8th February
10.30 am John’s Garden Ashwood Lower Lane, Kinver, Kingswinford, DY6 0AE
An escorted tour of John’s Garden, the wonderful eight acre private garden created by nursery owner John Massey VMH. This garden is truly spectacular in Winter. After the garden tour, there will be time to have a hot meal or drink in the warm and welcoming Tea Room, and to visit the Garden Shop, Gift Shop, Greenhouses and Plant Sales Areas.
Thursday 16th May Hagley Hall, Hall Drive, Hagley, Stourbridge
Major restoration of Hagley Park, considered one of the greatest 18thcentury English landscape gardens and which is owned by Viscount Cobham was completed in 2023 under Joe Hawkins the Head of Landscape, a past member of SGPT.
Saturday 15th June 2.00pm. Numbers 12 and 19, Waterdale, Compton, Wolverhampton, WV3 9DY.
Number 12, owned by Colin and Clair Bennett is a quintessentially English garden. Number 19, owned by Anne and Brain Bailey is a romantic garden of surprises, which gradually reveals itself on a journey through deep, lush planting full of unusual plants.
Wednesday 3rd July 12.00pm Millichope Hall and Park, Munslow, Craven Arms, SY7 9HA
The house and gardens were owned by Lyndsay Bury who was chairman of The Staffordshire Water Company and who carried out radical restoration of the gardens and the house which have more recently been changed by his son and daughter in law to remarkable effect. We shall tour the gardens, then take lunch in the café, after which we shall tour the house.
A date in November during daylight hours at a location to be decided
A quiz and a chance to socialise over a cup of tea and cakes.
The date and location for the Annual General Meeting will be notified as soon as a venue has been finalised.
Final details and joining instructions will be sent to members two or three weeks before each event.