During summer, we visit National Trust, NGS or private gardens

Garden Explorers

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of the Month [March to November]

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

We visit National Trust gardens, private gardens or gardens in the National Garden Scheme (NGS) which open especially for us.
We try to visit gardens within Surrey but sometimes venture into Kent or Sussex. We have two visits a year, with transport included, to major gardens further afield.
Costs vary between free for National Trust members and £9/£10 but usually less. We always end the afternoon with tea in a cafe or supplied by the garden host.


Gardening 4

Meets: 4th Tuesday of the Month

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

We visit mainly fairly local gardens, and have recently started to arrange visits to gardens which will open specially for small groups.  This has led to some interesting and informative visits.

We occasionally meet in each others’ homes to see each others’ gardens and we often swap seeds and plants.  We also have an annual plant swap in May.

We try to plan visits to a garden when it is at its best –ie Sheffield Park in autumn – and usually have at least one visit to Wisley during the year, as it is relatively close and there is something to see whatever the time of year.

We car-share as far as possible to keep down the cost of our trips.