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The National Collection of Asters

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Aster novi-belgii26th September Upton House (NT) Aster Open Day

Continuing with the theme of National Collections, Upton House near Banbury has The National Collection of Asters and this unique and important collection will be the focus of an Open Day in September.

Asters have been around in the UK for over 400 years and the name comes from the Greek word for star. They are often called Michaelmas Daisies but enthusiasts only use this name for the commonly grown Aster novi-belgii.

Asters flower in September and Upton House will have a wonderful spectacle of varying shades of purple,mauve and white flowers.

Upton House and Gardens is a National Trust property which is open every day except for Thursdays and Fridays with the Garden, Restaurant and Shop also being open on Thursday and Friday throughout August.

The House has a wonderful collection of Old Master paintings and English and French 18th-century porcelain together with a fascinating exhibition of Shell advertising posters from the 1920s and 1930s.

Upton House is only 45 minutes away from Little Gidding so why not come and stay with us and visit some historic houses and gardens (and some National Collections)

National Plant Collection of Juglans

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12th June Ebrington Gardening club visits Upton Wold

As part of it’s extensive 2007/2008 programme Ebrington and District Gardening Club is visiting Upton Wold, near Moreton in Marsh, on Tuesday 12th June for a private evening visit.

The gardens are set around a c17th century manor house hidden in a wold and contain part of the National Collection of Juglans (Juglans are Walnut Trees).

The garden is ever developing and ever changing and has wonderful views. It has a tunnel of yew trees bordering the central lawn , lovely herbaceous borders , an ornamental fruit garden, vegetable garden and greenhouses.

The garden is open for the NGS scheme(the house is not open) during 2007.

How about joining the Club? Annual membership is only £5.00 and there is a very wide and varied programme arranged. Contact Dorothy Hart on 01386 840869

Ebrington Gardening Club goes to Hampton Court

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3rd July – 8th July Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2007

Hidcote Gardens – eat your heart out – Ebrington and District Gardening Club are going to the Hampton Court Flower Show in July.

Ebrington are going for gold in the RHS Window Box and Hanging Basket Competition. This is a first for Ebrington and Barry and Sally Sabin – Sabin’s Nurseries Ebrington 01386 593510 – are both going flat out in preparing the Club’s entries and hoping that everything will come into flower on the due dates.

www.rhs.org.uk/hamptoncourt/tickets.asp

Chipping Campden Gardens open

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Events, Noticeboard by Adam 1 Comment »

16th and 17th of June Gardens open in Chipping Campden

More than 20 gardens will be open this year. Tickets are available from outside the town hall from 12pm each day. All proceeds will go to Action Medical Research.

Mickleton allotment co-operative

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »

(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. included with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

April has brought the commencement of the fourth season, which, after a very wet period in early March, has seen the allotments dry out to the extreme on the surface. Twelve plots are in use by the co-operative, leaded by a growing number of participants, each receiving fresh vegetables and flowers for their efforts – payment in kind on a sharing basis. A portion of the produce is given to various inhabitants of Mickleton, just for the pleasure of giving. Other produce is sold through the local shops to raise money for randomly chosen ‘good causes’ in the locality.

For some people, the thought of coping with an allotment can be daunting. However, the opportunity to partcipate in this scheme means that everyone can enjoy the experience of working together, building a community spirit in the process. Come and enjoy the view of Meon Hill, hear the ‘mew’ of the buzzards and watch them as they ride the thermals overhead. Listen for the cuckoo; catch a glimpse of the golden plover, or an occasional barn owl – it’s all here around Mickleton Allotments!

A Memorable Year for Ebrington Gardening Club

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »

(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. Reproduced with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

The president of the club, Doug Drinkwater, was impressed by the number of members attending the AGM of Ebrington gardening club. It had been a good year for meetings and evenings out. The visit to the gardens at Compton Scorpion in June was particularly memorable for him as he had visited it many years ago and recalled the taste of the apples and the mulberries there. Read the rest of this entry »

Garden open at Campden House

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Campden House is located about half a mile south west of Chipping Campden set in parkland with lakes and ponds.

As part of the National Gardens Scheme, the gardens will be open to the public on the 6th and 13th June from 2pm to 6pm

Teas in aid of NSPCC

Entrance: Adults £3.00, Children Free

Hidcote goes to Chelsea

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Hidcote Manor Garden at Chelsea Flower Show

The Centenary of the Arts and Crafts style garden is being celebrated this year.

In 1907 the estate was purchased by Gertrude Winthrop and her son, Major Lawrence Johnston started to create the garden from scratch.

The anniversary is being celebrated with a Hidcote inspired garden at the Chelsea Flower Show which starts on May 22nd.

Hidcote Head Gardener Glyn Jones and his team will be building the garden which has been designed by TV gardener Chris Beardshaw.

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