Coach Trips and Outings 2021
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are unable to arrange the coach trips we are planning to Chartwell and Mottisfont as the National Trust is unable to take group booking yet. We look forward to arranging these trips as soon as we are able to. A decision on the the Cream Tea at Longacres will be made nearer the time, depending on the prevailing conditions.
These are the details from the trips postponed from 2020. They will be updated when we have been able to arrange this year's trips.
HORTICULTURAL CLUB OUTINGS 2021
All Coach travel is on a modern fleet of luxury coaches. All are well equipped and very comfortable and there is an on-board toilet.
The venues are within easy reach of New Haw and normally involve a journey time of approximately 1.5-2 hours maximum.
Members are welcome to bring guests for which there is a £1 supplement per person .This provides temporary Club membership in order to comply with our insurance conditions.
The Club’s trips prove popular and early reservations are recommended.
For full pricing details and/or to make a booking, please use the Booking Form which will be available before the February Meeting.
Coach Trip to Chartwell - Sir Winston Churchill's House and Gardens
Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home from 1922 and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration until the end of his life.
The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementos evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of a great statesman, writer, painter and family man. New to 2019, is a new exhibition to give unique insight into the life of Churchill through 50 Objects.
The hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston’s love of the landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created, the kitchen garden and the Marycot, a playhouse designed for his youngest daughter Mary.
Beyond the gardens there is an expanse of woodland with looped trails and natural play areas. There's den building, a Canadian camp and opportunities to stretch your legs.
Cost: £20 National Trust Members
£35.50 Non National Trust Members
£5 Guided Tour of the garden
The price includes the coach fare, driver’s tip, and entrance to the venue.
Departs 8.30am and arrives back at approx 5.30pm.
Coach Trip to Mottisfont Abbey and Gardens
A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens
Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this 18th-century house with a medieval priory at its heart.
Maud Russell made Mottisfont her home in the 1930s, bringing artists here to relax and create works inspired by Mottisfont’s past, including an extraordinary drawing-room painted by Rex Whistler. We continue those artistic traditions today, with a permanent 20th-century art collection and major exhibitions in our top-floor gallery.
Outside, carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round. Our world-famous collection of old-fashioned roses flowers once a year in June. Winding paths meander through stately trees, with the sound of water never far away.
Cost: £22 National Trust members
£36 Non National Trust Members
£2 Guided Tour of the garden
The price includes the coach fare, driver’s tip and entrance to the venue.
Departs 8.30am and arrives back at approx 5.45pm.
Thursday 29th July 2021 - To be confirmed
Full Afternoon Cream Tea
Longacres Garden Centre, Bagshot
Tea will be served at 3.30pm in the main restaurant.
Self Drive – meet at 3.15 at Longacres Garden Centre, ready for 3.30 tea in their restaurant
If you would like a lift, please indicate this on the form and we will endeavour to make the necessary arrangements and let you know.
This is the third year that we have held this event and has proved very popular. We hope it will provide an opportunity for members to get together between events in June and September.
Date to be arranged, probably in August
National Garden Scheme Group Visit
Following the success of last year's visit, we will be arranging a visit to an NGS Garden locally, one that only opens for Group visits. It will be self-drive