Outing Report 2018 Arley Hall

Long Eaton & District Horticultural Society Outing to Arley Hall, Gardens and Garden Festival

Arley Hall, situated in the heart of Cheshire, is the home of Lord and Lady Ashbrook, whose family have lived there for over 500 years. The gardens at Arley Hall are considered to be in the top 10 in Britain. Our visit in June, coincided with the weekend of the annual Garden Festival which included  various Gardeners' Question Time sessions, Craft Fair, Artisan Food Stalls and many more attractions. It was a delight, on a perfect summer day, to wander round the garden, taking in the stunning herbaceous border, thought to be the first of its kind to be planted in England, then taking a rest in the woodland area, to sit and admire the trees and shrubs. Some of our members were treated to a tour of the gardens by Lord Ashbrook, telling us about the history of the gardens which have been created by successive generations of his family, both informative and interesting.

However, one of the highlights of the day, for many of our members, was the Floral Marquee and the plant stalls. So many nurseries had set up their stalls it was very difficult to choose what and how much we could take home. All through this wonderful day, as we wandered around, enjoying our ice cream we were treated to the sounds of a Concert Band and two Jazz Bands, a typically English day out.

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