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Planting – Winter into Spring by Peter Briggs on 27th Feb 2018

Hosted by the Hilmarton Gardening Club at St Laurence Church Hall

Peter Biggs assisted by his father, Bob, will talk about PLANTING – WINTER INTO SPRING

Tuesday 27th February 2018 7.00pm for 7.30pm

The Biggs family run a garden nursery at Wanborough, started in an old chalk quarry in 1991. Chemicals are not used at the nursery unless absolutely necessary and the diverse range of plants are potted using Wiltshire’s green waste. Peter has qualifications in Nursery Practices and Garden Design. He has won 3 RHS silver medals for show gardens.

Peter and his father will be bringing plants for sale.

Enjoy wine/beer/lager for £1.50 per glass

Free refreshments and raffle (tickets £1)

Entrance fee: Members £3 Visitors £5*

For more information call: 01249 760312

* Entry fee refunded if you join HGC

National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme has various Gardens in Wiltshire and nearby open for visits. Below are some of the upcoming Garden openings. There are lots more gardens available for visit nearby. Download the whole list by clicking here.

CORSHAM COURT – Sunday 8th April 2018
Corsham, SN13 0BZ. Lord Methuen, 01249 701610, staterooms@corsham-court.co.uk, www.corsham-court.co.uk.
4m W of Chippenham. Signed off A4 at Corsham. For NGS: Sun 8, Sun 22 Apr (2-5.30). Adm £5, chd £2.50. For other opening times and information, please phone, email or visit garden website.Park and gardens laid out by Capability Brown and Repton. Large lawns with fine specimens of ornamental trees surround the Elizabethan mansion. C18 bath house hidden in the grounds. Spring bulbs, beautiful lily pond with Indian bean trees, young arboretum and stunning collection of magnolias. Wheelchair (not motorised) access to house, gravel paths in garden.

BROADLEAS HOUSE GARDENS – Sunday 15th April 2018
Devizes, SN10 5JQ. Mr & Mrs Cardiff, 01380 722035, karincardiff@btinternet.com. 1m S of Devizes. From Hartmoor Rd turn L into Broadleas Park, follow rd for 350 metres then turn R into estate. Please note, there is no access from A360 Potterne Rd. Sun 15 Apr, Sun 20 May, Sun 1 July (2-5.30). Adm £5, chd free. Home-made teas. Visits also by arrangement Mar to Sept contact via email in first instance. 6 acre garden of hedges, herbaceous borders, rose arches, bee garden and orchard stuffed with good plants. It is overlooked by the house and arranged above the small valley garden which is crowded with magnolias and rhododendrons, cornus and hydrangeas. Wheelchair access to upper garden only, some gravel and narrow grass paths.