Jan Robertson organises a series of outing to various gardens. This visit in September was on a day where rain was forecast but it did not!
These pictures record the event. Thanks to Stephen and Joan Bazlinton who plyed us with nice tea & lots of homemade cakes.
St Helens is open on Saturday, 5th September, 11am to 5pm in aid if the National Garden Scheme. Visit it - you are in for a treat.
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Stebbing High Street - lovely old houses.
Photographs by John Bowen
We were asked to park in the widest part of the High Street.
National Garden Scheme sign to St Helens.
Topary and the view (right) through it towards the pond.
Green Bean Tree.
The Pond and when the sun came out (right).
Pauline moving by the tall flowers.
Who can resist the draw of a swing?
All aboard the swing!
A view to the South.
Another garden shed?
The hospital area of the garden - everyone needs an area like this.
Adam (left) and Eve (right)
The Summerhouse supported on Staddle Stones.
Close-up of the Lounger in the Summerhouse - from the Far East?
Box Hedge viewed from the Summerhouse
The Apple Orchard
The Fig and a close-up of them.
A Chinese Gooseberry or a Kiwi Fruit.
Resting before tea time.
A cut in half Orange - fruits in late September.Green Bean Tree.
2008 Certificate of money raised for Dentaid - Teeth for Africa.
Close-up of the Staddle Stone supporting the Summerhouse.
Thank you Stephen & Joan for opening your lovely damp garden to us at such a dry time - you are very fortunate to have 3 Springs feeding your garden.
Thank you Jan & the Gardening Committee for arranging such a pleasent afternoon. The weather was kind to us as well.
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