Garden visits in Suffolk - Saturday, 26th June
On a very hot day, and when hasn't it been lately, we visited some more wonderful gardens. In the morning we visited the garden of our past Chairman, Anne McCord in Horringer, who only moved there five years ago. Anne completely removed anything offending to start this garden from scratch, and what a transformation it was as evidenced by photos for us to peruse. Anne, a keen plantswomen, designed the garden for easy maintenance in retirement, but with planting to give something of interest throughout the year.
Later in the morning we visited Millfields House in Chevington. This is a 30-year-old garden with a range of interesting trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in about 2.5acres and includes a water garden. It was most pleasant to stroll around the perimeter of the meadow to see the specimen trees. The herbaceous border had been planted with advice and help from Notcutts. The owners generously allowed us to picnic in their garden.
Our afternoon visit was to Depden and Paugers Plants and small private garden. I think this nursery is one of Suffolk's best kept secrets! This is a small family business developed over the last few years where they grow everything themselves and specialise in hardy shrubs and perennials. At the end of a very busy day our members treated themselves to a little retail therapy! I can highly recommend a visit to this nursery which can be found on the A143.
Full reports on these visits will be found in our Autumn newsletter later in the year.