Adel & District Horticultural Society

Outings and Events

2015 Programme of Events

Once again Paul has arranged three interesting and varied Summer Outings.

ADHS evening visit to Marston Grange,Long Marston on May 27th 2015

Marston Grange is a working farm on the site of the battlefield of Marston Moor where Cromwell defeated the Royalists i n 1644.It has an Education barn where we gathered and later had a very welcome hot drink and scrumptious cakes. It was a chilly evening but at least the rain stopped as we began to look round the extensive garden, surrounded by open farmland and wide ranging views.

The wife of the farmer has created an interesting garden with a wide range of plants in several places around the farmhouse. There were 2 newly created ponds, a wildlife orchard and wild flower meadow as well as other ‘rooms’. The farmyard had some unusual containers for plants which looked very effective.

The garden is open to the public one day in June and I think most of the group thought it was a very worthwhile garden to visit.

 Photos and Review  Val Winder


ADHS afternoon visit to Warley House - Wednesday 17th June

Another showery day for the Society's visit to Warley House Garden.

The main garden was awash with colour from the Azaleas and Rhododendrons whilst the rocky paths led to the more secluded Japanese style gardens. A very enjoyable visit with tea to follow.


                         Photos Peter Shore 



ADHS afternoon visit to Lower Heugh Cottage - Thursday 9th and Thursday 23rd July

Definately not a garden to miss, Lower Heugh is a Japanese Kaiyushi stroll garden. A unique piece of the Orient in the Yorkshire Dales, or should I say the Yorkshire Dales as expressed in Japanese.

Our enthusiastic host Trevor Nash, not only explained the many gardens within his garden on his conducted tour, but also enhanced our understanding of the history, religion, philosophy and concepts behind Japanese garden design. This one acre garden has proved inspirational to many visitors and our group was no exception, we took away many ideas for our own gardens.

Our tour was followed by a truly amazing Afternoon Tea. 

  Review Mary Snodgrass
Photos Peter Shore / Peter Snodgrass

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