23 March 2017

Visit to Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Organised by:

SCI's Horticulture Group in partnership with Professional Horticulture Group South West

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Dorset

Registration Closed

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Synopsis
Nestled in a protected valley behind Chesil Bank and the Fleet famous for its swanery, these gardens were first established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester as a walled kitchen garden for her nearby castle. Taking advantage of its unique microclimate, it has since been developed into a magnificent 30 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. After the great storm of 1990, a major restoration project was set in progress and many new exotic and unusual flowers have been introduced. The gardens have had no significant frosts since 2010. Our visit in late March, led by the curator Stephen Griffith, will highlight the many plants there of spring interest.
Programme

Day 1 - 23 March 2017

$name
10:30
Registration, tea/coffee
11:00
Guided tour of the gardens Led by Stephen Griffith, curator
13:00
Lunch in the restaurant
14:00
End of visit

Venue and Contact

Abbotsbury Gardens

Buller's Way
Abbotsbury
Nr Weymouth
Dorset
DT3 4LA

 

Peter Grimbly

Tel: 01926 612981

Email: petergrimbly@btinternet.com


Fees

£2 to be paid on the day. Excludes lunch.

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