Monthly Archives: August 2018

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In July we had our coach trip to Attingham Park, a National Trust property in Atcham, Shrewsbury. “An 18th-century mansion and estate shaped by a story of love and neglect Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, Attingham Hall and its beautiful parkland were owned by one family for more than 160 years. As their fortunes rose and fell they proved themselves to be spenders, savers and saviours – providing a fascinating story of love and neglect whose mark still stands in Attingham’s rooms today. Discover the traces of the family story throughout the mansion, from the flashy but flawed Picture Gallery roof that contributed to the bankruptcy of the second Lord Berwick, to the prized paintings of the cattle that the fifth Lord loved. Attingham’s saviours, the eighth Lord and Lady, began restoration work that lives on in the Attingham Re-Discovered project. 2017 marks 70 years since Attingham was bequeathed to the National Trust by Thomas, 8th Lord Berwick. Throughout the year we’ll be looking back at the conservation and restoration work and projects carried out in the mansion and wider estate during that time, as well as looking at how Attingham has changed since 1947. Don’t miss: • […]


On a lovely June evening we visited Parm Place in Great Budworth and were welcomed by Mrs Fairclough. Her garden was magnificent, full of colour, a beautiful lawn and a view to die for:


Our social evening took place in May this year, the evening was a little chilly but a good time was had by all. Before the party began we visited Kate Slack’s garden in Ashton Grange, Grange Road. Take a look at some photographs below:  


In April 2018 we had a visit from Anne Harrison who gave a very interesting talk on Climbers and Wall Plants with photographs of plants in her garden. I am hoping to get a selection of photographs from her so watch this space.