You will be invited to book outings any time after the AGM with no deposit required. This gives us an indication of how popular the event will be. All money must be paid 6 weeks prior to the outing and cannot be refunded unless we are able to resell your ticket. If you decide not to proceed with your booking please ring and cancel; it saves Charles another telephone call! WE NOW INCLUDE DRIVERS GRATUITY IN THE TICKET PRICE.
A garden visit in Ewhurst and Ripley Surrey.
A morning visit to Coverwood Lakes Ewhurst to visit a 14 acre garden high in the Surrey Hills, coffee and cake included. You will then have time to find lunch in Cranleigh before moving onto Ripley in Surrey. Here we go to Dunsborough Park on an NGS day. This is a 6 acre designed garden and (hopefully) we will see a spectacular tulip display.
We leave Steyning Fletchers Croft car park at 9.00am and return from Ripley at 4.30pm arriving back in Steyning at 5.30pm. The cost is £29.50p per head, includes coach travel, entry fees, coffee & cake in the morning and driver gratuity
Payment please by 12th March 2020 to Charles.
Lymington and Furzey Gardens.
Today we go Lymington in the New Forest on Market day for you to explore and for an early lunch. We then go to Furzey Gardens in Minstead near Lyndhurst. This is run by a charity supporting children with learning difficulties. There is a one and a half acre garden with Rhododendrons and other plants. The garden should be at its best at this time.
We leave Steyning Fletchers Croft Car Park at 8.30am and return from Furzy Gardens at 4.30 pm arriving back in Steyning by 6.30 pm. The cost is £23.50p per head. Price includes coach travel, entrance fees and driver gratuity. Payment please by 4th April 2020 to Charles.
Herstmonceux Castle and Burwash open Gardens.
This morning we go to Herstmonceux Castle where you will have time to walk the formal gardens and grounds as a coffee stop. The Castle is booked for a wedding so there may not be access depending on the time of the event. In the afternoon we go to Burwash on their NGS open gardens day. You will be provided with a rover ticket and map. Also do explore pretty Burwash. There are two pubs and cafes for food here.
We leave Steyning Fletchers Croft car park at 9.00 am and return from Burwash.at 4.30 pm, arriving back in Steyning at 5.30 pm. The cost is £27 per head. Price includes coach travel, entrance fees and driver gratuity. Payment please by 16th May 2020 to Charles.
Durrance Manor and Parsonage Farm Gardens.
Today a short drive to Durrance Manor, Shipley. This is a 2 acre site around an ancient Hall House with many different gardens. Coffee and cake included in the visit. After finding your lunch in Petworth we go to Parsonage Farm Gardens, Kirford. This is a wonderful garden we visited a few years ago and well worth a second look. You will be amazed!
We leave Steyning Fletchers Croft Car Park at 9.30 am and return from Parsonage Farm at 4.30 pm arriving at Steyning at 5.30 pm.
The cost is £33 per head and includes travel, entrance fee, Coffee and cake + driver gratuity. Payment please by 5th June 2020 to Charles.
Rye and Great Dixter Gardens.
We take a leisurely drive to Rye giving you time to explore on market day and find an early lunch. In the afternoon we visit Great Dixter House and Garden. This was once the home of the famous writer Christopher LLyod and now run by a charitable Trust. This is a garden of world-wide fame. We leave Steyning Fletchers Croft car park at 9.00 am and return from Great Dixter at 4.30pm arriving back in Steyning at 6.00 pm.
The cost is £27.50p per head and includes travel, entrance fees and driver gratuity. Payment please by 8th July 2020 to Charles.
Wisley Gardens on Flower show day.
This is the first day of the Wisley Flower show and includes the National Dahlia Flower Show. I think this is one of the best events put on in the garden by the RHS and the Dahlias are truly amazing. We leave Steyning Fletchers Croft car park at 9.00 am and return from Wisley at 4.00 pm. arriving back in Steyning around 5.00 pm.
The cost is £20.50p per head or £15.50p for RHS members and includes travel, entrance to the garden and driver gratuity.
Payment please by 28th July 2020 to Charles.
There is limited space to describe all the venues of the 2020 visits in detail and you are encouraged to view them on the internet for a full description.