July, 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

June, Daglingworth House Garden Visit

For those that have signed up:

Cars will leave from outside the library at 1.45 pm.
You will be contacted later this week if we would like to take you up on your offer of transport,  otherwise lifts will be allocated on the day. If you wish to go straight to the garden please let me know so that we do not wait for you.
Please have £6 exactly ready for the entrance fee which Marjorie will collect in Nailsworth. There are no teas available at this garden but plenty of places in Cirencester and of course The Jolly Nice Café on the way home.

If you have not yet signed up and would like to go:

Please add your name to the list in the Tourist Office (a small black file at the back of the leaflet stand on the desk) or contact Heather (details below).

Heather Cunild – email : heather.cunild@btinternet.com  or  tel : 01453 832553


June Ramble, Westonbirt

Thursday 22nd June
Ramblers Group


led by Mike Harvey (see a copy of the poster here)

We will drive to Westonbirt, parking on the verge at the back of The Hare & Hounds, on Hookhouse Lane.
Mike will lead us on a 5 mile mainly flat walk around the perimeter of the Arboretum, before taking the Macmillan Way through the Silk Wood and out towards Westonbirt School before returning to our cars. 16 stiles.

Lunch at The Hunters Hall, Kingscote.
More details from Mike on 832739, if you are coming, please let him know by the 15th June if possible.
A copy of the menu is at the Library or can be seen on the Old English Inns website here.

More information and photos can be found on our facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/NailsworthSocietyRamblers/

Twelve members enjoyed a 4.2 mile walk led by Mike Harvey.
We started from near The Hare and Hounds at Westonbirt, and we walked alongside the Polo club, meeting some of the horses before walking alongside the perimeter of the old Arboretum.
We took the Macmillan Way through the Silk Wood and then crossed fields to reach the pretty hamlet of Willesley, before returning via the grounds of Westonbirt School.
Thankfully the hot weather of the last week had abated and we enjoyed cool breezy conditions, ideal for our walk.

May Ramble, Daneway – Sapperton – Frampton Mansell

Thursday 25th May
Ramblers Group

Daneway – Sapperton – Frampton Mansell

led by Sue, Joe, Sharon & Keith (see a copy of the poster here)

This easy 5 mile ramble starts from The Daneway Inn (GL6 6LN). The route takes us through Sapperton Wood, across fields to Frampton Mansell, through the village and back along the old canal, through Siccaridge Wood to The Daneway. Spring flowers, gentle woodland slopes and a few stiles.

Lunch at The Daneway Inn. We can order food before we start our walk but they require numbers so please advise Sharon and Keith on 01453 835071 if you are coming.

More information and photos can be found on our facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/NailsworthSocietyRamblers/


April Ramble, Brookend – Purton – Sharpness

Thursday 24th April
Ramblers Group

Brookend – Purton – Sharpness

led by Angela & Jane (see a copy of the poster here)

We will drive to the Lammastide Inn, Brookend, (GL13 9SF) from where we will begin our 5½ mile ramble. Good views of the Severn as we descend into Purton, where we will visit the little Church of St. John. Then we take the towpath alongside the canal, with a detour to see the Purton Hulks on the riverbank and the sight of the old Severn Railway bridge. Leaving the canal by the Marina at Sharpness, we make our way back across bridges and fields. Easy walking with just a couple of inclines, and about 12 stiles.

Lunch at The Lammastide Inn. We can order food before we start off on our walk, but they require numbers so please advise Angela on 832911 if you are coming.

More information and photos can be found on our facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/NailsworthSocietyRamblers/

18 members enjoyed a 5.5 mile ramble from the hamlet of Brookend, across fields to Purton where we visited the little church of St. John the Evangelist, before walking alongside the Gloucester – Sharpness Canal.  We saw the Purton Hulks and the remains of the old Severn Railway Bridge which was destroyed in October 1960.  We crossed back over the canal at Sharpness Marina and returned to The Lammastide Inn for our lunch.