Gardening Group – Visit to Claxby

Visit to Claxby, August 3rd, 2021

In August, 16 of our members visited the second of our open gardens which was in Claxby, the home of Pat and David, another of our members. Wold Haven garden is around three quarters of an acre consisting of various areas of interest. At the front there is a steep bank with a selection of spring flowers and shrubs planted under two mature ash trees. Bordering the drive there are two gravel gardens with various grasses, heathers and conifers. By the wall in summer is a collection of aeoniums. At the rear of the house there are herbaceous borders and beds, a rose garden, fruit and vegetable plots and a tropical garden. They can all be viewed from lawns or paths. There are three greenhouses with the largest containing the summer tender fruits and vegetables. Pat and David made everyone very welcome.
Comments sent by our members afterwards:-
“The garden in Claxby was stunning.”
“Thanks for arranging the Claxby visit. Delightful.”
“The garden was inspirational. It was so lovely to meet the hosts who readily shared their gardening experiences.”
“It was lovely to see so many old friends again.”

Images courtesy of Brian Ward

Visit to Middle Rasen garden on 13th and 20th July

In July we opened our first member’s garden in Middle Rasen on two consecutive Tuesdays to 11 group members. The garden looked wonderful and Jackie and Derek, also u3a members, were pleased to share their garden knowledge and helped us identify their plants. There were many pathways for you to explore with summer colourful beds, a pond, a shaded woodland area, a Japanese reflective area and lots of pots full of glorious dahlias and agapanthus. We were treated to tea and cake and very much enjoyed meeting each other again after such a long break.
“What a beautiful garden and so tranquil”.
“A hidden gem on our doorstep.”
“The tea and cakes was a lovely surprise. It was just like old times again.”

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