On 14th June 2005 Jan, our organiser, arranged a trip around Moverons Farm, Brightlingsea. It was a lovely day & 36 persons turned up to look around the 4 1/2 acre garden.
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Introductory meeting with Mrs Lesley Orrock (right)
If someone would kindly tell me the names of the plants I have not titled, I will put them here. We were invited to look at the many rare & unusual plants in this lovely garden.
Border of flowers
View across the estuary
Pauline infront of Philadelphus or Orange Syringa bush
Ground cover plant, Dicentra
Border Geranium, Mrs Kendal Clark
A Hosta & Primula - candelabra group
Maldon U3A Gardening Group Leader, Jan (right)
Daisy bush - Olearia
Corner of the Walled Garden
After completing the Moverons Farm visit a few U3A Members were invited to visit a public garden in Brightlingsea called Springmead located on Spring Chase, Brightlingsea. The gardens have been developed in the last 2 years from a derelict patch of land left in Trust to the Council. visited during 2004.
The flowers grown in the polytunnels are used to populate the many tubs and display areas which have enabled Brightlingsea to win the Village in Flower competition. This includes the Bathing Hut diplay at the village gateway entrance.
Bathing Hut at Village entrance
Marion Beckwith in the Springmead polytunnel, before the flowers were put out the next day.
Thanks to all those who contributed to make the visit so enjoyable.
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Last revised: 18 June, 2005.