This evenings meeting was an evening outing to “Frankham farm” Ryme Intrinseca near Sherborne.
A full coach of thirty two of us went to visit this lovely 3.5 acre garden, with a small woodland, pond, orchard and far reaching view.
The weather was a pleasant summer evening, we all found our way around the huge vegetable garden and flower area, with its arching pear trees, climbing beans, and climbing everlasting sweet peas.
The garden had lots of well-established trees and shrubs, most of which had been planted back in the early 1960’s, by the late Jo Earle.
The gardens and farm are now run by Sue, her husband, children and sister, they have their own cows and pigs.
When we arrived at Frankham farm it just looked as if time had stood still, it was a lovely setting and we had a warm welcome from Sue.
We ended our evening with supper which was, home produced sausages, salads, potatoes, wine, tea, coffee and homemade puddings this was really lovely, and everyone really enjoyed our evening out. With all the money from the garden scheme entrance going to “cancer” and the rest of the money for the food going to “The Air Ambulance”. Which made this even better. Thank you to all of you who came out this evening, I will plan another trip for next year.
The next meeting is Thursday 10th August, talk (Plants for specific places) Castle gardens.
7.30pm in the Hall
Don’t forget, to think about entering a few items in our August show (19th)
It might be a painting, craft item, chutney, a cake, a photograph, vase of flowers, pot plant, some tomatoes, onions, a dish of fruit or something I have grown, just have ago you might just come first!
If you would like to visit Frankham Farm, it opens under the National garden scheme DT9 6JT
Contact Sue at https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/7907/