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Visit to RHS Wisley August 2021

Almost four dozen MGA members enjoyed a day visit to Wisley where there was much to see and fine weather.

Manton Open Gardens July 2021

MGA members Anna Marsden and Jem Cook opened their beautiful garden as part of the NGS Yellow Garden Scheme.

Peacock Cottage garden, another spectacular garden nearby was also open and the event was a great success.

June 2021 MGA Weekend Away to the Isle of Wight

Our first trip for FIFTEEN months, and a coachload of members were raring to go on this "overseas" adventure!

We began by exploring Furzey Gardens near Lyndhurst, crossed the Solent to stay at the Sands Hotel in Sandown, experienced a gin tasting and visited Godshill Model Village, Mottistone Manor, the Ventnor Botanical Gardens and finally, Osborne House. All very enjoyable and expertly organised by Carolyn.

March 2020 MGA trip to Kapunda Plants and The Courts

Our first trip of the year, just before the dreadful lockdown.

A grey and sometimes drizzly day, but much enjoyed!

The August MGA trip to Miserden and Rodmarton

Both gardens were much appreciated.

A couple of photos show parts of beautiful Rodmarton.

The 2019 Weekend Away

Another successful weekend away thanks to Carol and Cheryl.

A coachload visited Packwood House, Baddesley Clinton, Barnsdale, Melbourne Hall and Chatsworth!

The 2019 Plant Sale

A very successful sale and great fun. Many thanks to all our helpers and growers!

May 2019 Visit to West Green House Gardens and The Vyne

Another interesting, enjoyable and popular trip.

Visit to Waterperry Gardens in July

Colour in profusion despite the scorching weather!

The 2018 Weekend in Wales

Many thanks to Carol and Cheryl for organising and managing a wonderful visit to Wales.

Dyffryn House and Gardens

The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Aberglasney Gardens

Picton Castle

The Cowbridge Physic Garden

Visit to Kew Gardens May 2018

A coachload of MGA members had a wonderful visit to Kew on a warm sunny day.

The 2018 Plant Sale

Wesley Hall, the new venue, proved very successful thanks to the enterprise and hard work of the contributors and helpers. Almost sold out!

Visit to Batsford Arboretum October 2017

About forty members enjoyed sunshine and lovely autumn colours at Bastford.

Visit to Longstock Water Gardens and Nursery July 2017

Bob Ballard, the Gardens & Grounds Manager introduced us to the beautiful Water Gardens at Longstock, part of the Waitrose / John Lewis estate at Leckford, followed by visits to the well appointed cafe and plant nursery.

Day visit to Mottisfont June 2017

A coachload of members enjoyed a visit to the lovely gardens and Abbey at Mottisfont.

Weekend Away June 2017

41 members spent 3 days touring the South of England and stayed beside the sea in Worthing. The weather was almost too hot and visits were made to Denbies Vineyard, Nymans, Hever Castle, West Dean Gardens and Parham House.

Annual Plant Sale May 2017

A very successful Plant Sale in the Town Hall with a wide range of plants and over 300 customers. Many thanks to all our helpers and contributors.

Visit to the Malvern Spring Show 2017

Almost 40 members enjoyed a great visit to the Spring Show where there was much to see and plenty to buy!

Annual MGA Lunch April 2017

Almost 30 members enjoyed a delicious lunch in the lovely surroundings of Marlborough Golf Club and were entertained by a short talk on local mapping by our guest, Peter Noble.

Visit to Stourhead House and Gardens October 2016

Another successful visit to see beautiful autumn colour at these world renowned gardens.

Visit to Sherborne Castle and Gardens July 2016

Fifty three members (is this a record?) explored historic Sherborne Castle and its Grade I listed Capabilty Brown gardens and grounds.

Away Weekend June 2016

Forty two members spent an enjoyable weekend visiting Ashwood Nurseries, David Austin Roses, Bodnant Garden and Powis Castle.

Visit to Exbury Gardens May 2016

A perfectly timed visit to see a beautiful display of Rhododendrons and azaleas!

Visit to RHS Wisley May 2016

A slightly damp day kept the crowds away but took nothing away from this beautiful garden!

The Annual Show in September 2015.

Many thanks to the Show Committee members, helpers and entrants who made it such a success.

Photos courtesy of Dawn Whitehall

An enjoyable day trip in July to The Savill Garden, Windsor, followed by a river cruise at Runnymede.

Photos courtesy of David Uttley

Weekend visit to Wollerton Old Hall, RHS Harlow Carr and Arley Hall June 2015

"A wonderful trip to the North!"

Gold at Chelsea 2015!

Many congratulations to Jane Lindsay and Tynings Climbers for their Gold medal at Chelsea this year. Jane was a very popular speaker at our April meeting, so many members who bought plants there can now genuinely boast of the "Gold" standard climbers in their gardens.

Visit to Oxford Botanic Garden May 2015

We were lucky to find the only sunny day of the week for our visit to Oxford and the fascinating Botanic Garden.

Supporting Marlborough in Bloom - July 2014

Several MGA members helped at the reception for the visiting judges.

MGA Essex Weekend - June 2014

Thirty nine MGA members had an enjoyable sunny weekend visiting two beautiful gardens.

Beth Chatto's garden

RHS Hyde Hall

MGA Plant Sale in the Town Hall - May 2014

This year's Plant Sale was a great success with wide range of plants for sale and over 400 visitors. Many thanks to all who brought plants and helped with the show.

Visit to RHS Malvern Spring Festival May 2014

A couple of dozen members visited this wonderful show on a glorious sunny day.