Summer Coach Trips

General Arrangements for Coach Trips

We usually organise two coach trips during the summer months each year.

Bookings for coach trips can be made at meetings or by contacting Catherine Ramsay.  Email: trips@southwaleshps.org.uk

A deposit of £15 per person per day trip is required to secure a place.

If you cannot go on the trip after all, please telephone Catherine straight away, to give someone else a chance of the place. Members should bring packed lunches and refreshments unless otherwise stated. Please note that if we are unable to re-sell your place, we may not be able to return your deposit. Obviously the risk of this increases as we get nearer to the date of the trip.

Thursday 27 June 2019: Coach Trip to West Wales, Treffgarne Hall near Haverfordwest and Llwyngarreg near Whitland.

We are heading west so an earlier start this time for the Cardiff West and Sarn pick-ups and a more leisurely start for our western members.We will be visiting 2 gardens that are open under the NGS and by appointment.

In the morning we will visit Treffgarne Hall near Haverfordwest which has a stunning hilltop location with panoramic views and a 4 acre garden planted for year round interest.

In the afternoon we will visit Llwyngarreg, near Whitland, a garden started in 2000 from a 2 acre field and now reaching maturity, containing many rarities, with a 40m perennial border, a woodland area, wildlife ponds, gravel terraces and a sunken garden with exotics.

There will be tea/coffee with biscuits in the morning and tea/coffee and cake in the afternoon. As usual bring your packed lunch.

The cost of the trip will be approximately £29 depending on numbers.

Saturday 17 August 2019: Coach Trip to Walled Garden Nursery near Malmesbury and Miserden Manor near Stroud.

First we will stop at the Walled Garden Nursery, a small nursery near Malmsbury which specialises in Clematis and other climbers, with some shrubs and perennials. There are no toilet facilities so we will make a brief comfort stop at the nearest services beforehand. There are no teas available so bring a flask or pick up a drink at the services.

In the afternoon we will visit the gardens of Miserden Manor near Stroud which has a walled garden, a notable topiary yew walk designed by Lutyens and mixed borders with roses, clematis, shrubs and perennials. There are spectacular views over a deer park and the rolling Cotswold hills beyond. It also has a nursery with an extensive range of plants. There will be a ‘cream tea’ available with scone, cream and jam and tea/coffee before departure.

As usual bring a packed lunch to eat on the coach.

The cost of the trip will be approximately £30 depending on numbers.