Garden Visiting Group

Group Leaders: Kelvin and Julia Evans –

Members of the Garden Visiting Group go on monthly visits from spring to autumn to gardens chosen and organised by different members of the group.

Visits take place on the last Friday of each month. The meeting time and place will vary depending on how far we will be travelling.

Latest news from the group

Bodnant Garden visit, 5th June

Published 16th April 2023

The group are organising a visit to Bodnant Garden, nr. Conwy, North Wales on Monday, 5 June, 2023.

This 140-year-old dazzling 55 metre pergola walkway of golden flowers blooms for around three weeks in late May and early June and is believed to be the longest and oldest in Britain. A spectacle not to be missed as well as other collections Bodnant has to offer.

Travel will be by coach departing Llandrindod Wells at 8:00am. Entrance to the Garden is free to National Trust Members otherwise £14.25pp (group discount price). Cost of the coach fare will be approximately £24.00 pp or less depending on final numbers.

If you wish to book a seat please contact:

Ann Parkhouse. Tel. No: 01597 823513. Email:

Bury Court Farm, Wigmore

Published 12th April 2023

20 of us all had a very good day out on Friday 31st March to visit Bury Court Farm, Wigmore with the very welcoming Mr and Mrs Margaret and Les Barclay. We set off from the Rugby Club car park organised with skill and tenacity by Ann Parkhouse, and met up at the Red Lion Pub, Pembridge for a very well organised and delicious lunch. It was a Proper Pub, Ye Olde Worlde and despite the dreadful weather (we are getting used to this) we had a lovely day.

We moved on to Wigmore to a delightful 1820’s farmhouse and gardens which Margaret and Les had taken 25 years to perfect. The 3/4 acre gardens were grassed terraced and contained mixed borders full of spring flowers which were super, the hyacinths standing upright like solders (my two have drooped), tulips glorious and many more to come also standing to attention. The hellebores were brightly coloured and waving in the damp breeze. Margaret and Les had built a great potting shed inside the walls and filled the greenhouse and veggie patch with delightful plants, the Magnolia was magnificent, and huge tall snowdrops were gorgeous (they are snowdrops but don’t ask me to pronounce or spell their correct name, Margaret did tell me, but I don’t remember it!)

The heavens opened and we sat very cosy in their conservatory filled with indoor plants and started eating again! Is this a garden visiting group or lunch club? The Barclays had organised a delicious table of tea/coffee and several cakes, some going back for second helpings, and then it was time to depart, the roads being awash and rather dodgy, but we all returned safe and sound. Thanks to Ann for her usual efficiency and determination that we all would have a lift.