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.
Marjorie Condie – cheques payable to the Nailsworth Society Gardening group and sent to Springmount House, Inchbrook, Nailsworth, GL6 0NR
Email – Marjorie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel – 01453 835648