Here are the full details of our FRIDAY FORUM GARDEN VISITS 2014
16th MAY BEACON HILL HOUSE, Langbar, Nr. Ilkley, LS29 0EU
Mr & Mrs H Boyle Tel: 01943 607544
Looks over the garden wall onto a grouse moor. This 7 acre ‘intake’, steeply sloping but gardened since 1848, is a spring paradise with early rhododendrons, magnolias and bulbs. 1.30pm - Entrance including tea and cakes £3.50 (the cost of this visit has been subsidized by F/Forum)
Directions: Coming from Otley, turn right over the bridge at Ben Rhydding, turn left, take first right on to Carter’s Lane. Keep straight on Hunger Hill (narrow road )After approx 1.5 miles turn right and in approx l.3 miles you cross a cattle grid. In approx 3 miles you are at the top of the hill with the wall of Beacon Hill House garden in front of you. To your right is some spare land to park on, or if you bear left , you will see the entrance to the garden. There is parking for approx. 4 cars on the drive.
20th June HORTICAP, Blue Coat Wood Nurseries, Otley Road. Harrogate
Horticap is a charity based in their own plant nursery. Adult students with learning disabilities go there to train in horticulture and gain all sorts of life skills. A volunteer speaker will take us on a tour of the Horticap site. After the tour refreshments will be served and the shop will be open. 1.30pm – Donations would be appreciated.
B6162 Otley Road on the opposite side of the road to RHS Harlow Carr – Horticap sign on the roadside.
15th August Pat Clarke,The Mews Cottage, Brunswick Drive,
Harrogate HG1 2PZ .
A winner of the Daily Mail Garden of the Year Award . 1.30pm - £3.50 including refreshments
A61 into Harrogate past Betty’s and Cenotaph, down Parliament Street Through the lights at the bottom, up Ripon Road for a little way, then turn left on to Swan Road past Old Swan Hotel, across onto York Road, over cross roads and then fork left onto Brunswick Drive. Look out for Mews Cottage on the left. If you have a parking disc please bring it with you but some will be available