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July ACMG, GG – Hauser & Wirth and Kilver Court Visit

Tuesday July 18th Outing
Hauser & Wirth and Kilver Court

“Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, which sits behind the gallery buildings.”

We will be given a 90 minute guided tour of both gallery and garden. Lunch or a lighter Brunch is available in the restaurant (check the website for details here) but booking is essential. It is also possible to take a picnic but this must be eaten in their Education Room as picnics are not allowed in the grounds- coffee/tea can be purchased to eat there.

“Owned by Mulberry founder and English designer Roger Saul, Kilver Court Gardens and Garden Nursery are housed within the grounds of a regenerated textile mill in the heart of Somerset, which is home to the Kilver Court Designer Village and restaurants.”

Hidden in the heart of Somerset are Kilver Court gardens which are carefully maintained all year round for the public to enjoy. The 3.5 acre gardens are set against a 19th Century viaduct, providing an impressive architectural backdrop to the already stunning gardens. Highlights of our gardens include: a reproduction of George Whitelegg’s Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winning rockery, parterre, an organic vegetable garden, herbaceous borders and a mill pond.

In the new garden nursery Roger aims to provide a total experience for garden lovers. There will be an eclectic mix of the very best herbaceous, alpine and subtropical plants for sale which Roger has found by scouring the country and selecting from specialist plant suppliers and growers.  Many of these plants will also be featured in the garden’s newly restored borders and visitors can be inspired by plant combinations, colours and settings. Customers will also be able to browse the shop, stocked with garden tools, antiques and outdoor furniture.


Details of this trip can be seen on the notice board in the reception area at the library and you can add your name to the list in the Tourist Office or contact Heather if you would like to come. Timings and other information will be sent out nearer the date.

Please would all those signed up now pay for the trip. The cost is £20 to include entrance fees and coach travel. Payment may be made by sending a cheque to Marjorie or by Internet transfer – please contact Marjorie for details. Please make it clear if doing a bank transfer who the payment is coming from by writing your name in the reference box.

Contact details

Marjorie Condie – cheques payable to the Nailsworth Society Gardening group and sent to Springmount House, Inchbrook, Nailsworth, GL6 0NR
Email – marjorie.condie@outlook.com
Tel – 01453 835648

July ACMG, GG – Rousham House visit

Our trip to Rousham is coming up on July 18th and the list for signing is already on the board in the library. There are still some places left, but not all that many, so if you would like to come please sign up as soon as possible.

We aim to leave for Rousham at 9.30 on the 18th July from the bus station but may be able to do a pick up from Woodchester if people would like. Cost is £9 for the coach, £10 to visit the house (guided tour by owner) and garden and £5 to visit just the garden. There is no shop or cafe so you will need to bring a packed lunch to eat in the grounds.

As Burford garden centre won’t let us take a coach there we are now going to stop on the homeward journey in Bourton On The Water for about an hour to give people time to see round the model village if they would like and have a cup of tea, getting back to Nailsworth about 5.30pm.

If you are coming to the June 6th talk could you please bring your payment for the trip then.

June ACMG – Telling Stories Through Objects

Arts, Crafts & Music Group

Monday June 1st, 2015
7.30pm in the Mortimer Room

Telling Stories Through Objects
unravelling the meaning of an 18th century quilt
by Jacq Barber

Jacq will be exploring how an anonymous patchwork coverlet can be read as a fascinating document about 18th century life. She is an expert on the History of Design from the 18th century to the post war years and has worked at Bonhams, the V&A and the National Trust.
Jacq currently lectures at Stroud College and also runs a part‐time on the History of Design and Decorative Arts at the Museum in the Park.

Members £1,  Guests £3.
Refreshments included.
All welcome.

A copy of the poster can be found here