The July meeting of Stalbridge Garden Society as always is our evening outing, this year I organised a trip to a NGS garden in Dorchester.
Twenty four of us boarded the Vale coach, and we set off to a garden called “Q”, at 113 Bridport road, it was a lovely ride on a beautiful summers evening, when we arrived we were greeted by the owners Heather Robinson and her husband.
The garden consisted of a series of small rooms some of which had a seating area, other sections had a summer house, a shed, green house or just a covered area.
The garden had different themes, Japanese, water, a dry garden, a woodland feel, and lots and lots of climbing plants, including many varieties of “clematis”.
Heather told us that she always opens in spring, as the garden has many types of daffodil, snow drops and iris.
After spending an hour or more touring “Q”,we were then offered some lovely homemade food, and a wide variety of drinks, this was a fitting end to our nice evening garden visit, everyone enjoyed themselves, and we travelled back to Stalbridge, via a different route, watching a beautiful sunset along the way.
The next meeting will be held on August 9th on the ‘Ascension Island’ with Martin Young in the village hall at 7:30 pm.
The annual garden show will be held on August 18th, don’t forget to pick up a program and enter!