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15 July 2019Gardens of the Test Valley: Visit Houghton Lodge and Longstock Water Gardens
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21 April 2018Westminster Abbey Musical Tour with the Purcell Club
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17 May 2017Visit Mill Dene Gardens and Batsford Arboretum
07 April 2017Visit The Veneto
28 March 2017Ashmolean Museum and Trinity College, Oxford
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07 November 2016Heavenly Light - Special Study Day at Gloucester Cathedral
15 September 2016Visit Corsham Court
07 July 2016Visit Tormarton Court
15 June 2016A Day at the Elgar Birthplace Museum & Spetchley Park Gardens
01 June 2016Visit to Romania
31 March 2016National Gallery & National Portrait Gallery
14 November 2015Visit to the Royal School of Needlework Exhibition celebrating 140 years & Tour of Hampton Court
17 June 2015Visit to Waterperry Gardens
14 May 2015Visit to Madresfield Court and Royal Worcester factory
23 April 2015Visit to Rome 2015
16 September 2014Visit to Cornwall
01 July 2014Visit to Stoberry Gardens and Wells
09 October 2013Visit to Barnsley House
12 June 2013Visit to Savill Gardens
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Gardens of the Test Valley: Visit Houghton Lodge and Longstock Water Gardens
Monday 15 July 2019

Our Garden Visit this year takes us to Hampshire to visit two outstanding gardens near Stockbridge.  The first is Houghton Lodge, a rare example of an 18th century ‘Cottage Ornee’, which we will be shown around on a private tour. Afterwards you will be able to stroll at leisure around the delightful riverside gardens which include a walled kitchen garden, long border and orchid house.

We will then make a short journey to the Leckford Estate, former home of the John Lewis family, where we will enjoy an informal lunch in their beautiful barn restaurant.  This will be followed by an introductory talk to the Longstock Water Gardens, rated as one of the finest in the world for its water lilies. As we have arranged another private visit you will be able to fully enjoy the peace and tranquillity of these magnificent gardens before our return trip to Malmesbury.

TRAVEL: Our coach will leave Malmesbury Long Stay Car Park promptly at 08:30 and is expected to return to Malmesbury at approximately 18:00.

COST: The cost of this trip including coach, coffee and lunch is £58. For a booking form, click here.