We had the pleasure of meeting our newest member Anthea, and having a tour of Mary's garden in Marlpit Hill, which now contains many new trees and shrubs including a huge one planted by Roger Platt. A new patio is also in progress which will be so exciting for Mary in the Spring so she can watch the new trees burst forth. Also, thank you so much to Mary for the delicious homemade cake.
Sissinghurst August 2021
Sissinghurst was fascinating and inspiring. After an introductory talk about the land and property ownership since Saxon times, we slowly examined at our leisure every nook and cranny to discover amazingly beautiful combinations and rare plants at every footstep.
After our picnic some of us continued to visit the remaining areas while others had completed their tour and returned home after a 3 hour visit.
June 2021 meeting
Kerry took us round her large garden, she's planted lots of interesting annuals, and perennials, and several unusual trees, and we saw her successful black hotbin, which takes all sorts of waste material.
As part of South East Open Studios in June some of us enjoyed visiting The Red House in Rectory Lane, off Uckfield Lane, to view the artworks. Work by several artists, using a huge variety of media, were on display and were all for sale. Mary's glass display for sale looked beautiful in the big bay window and, of course, the extra treat is the gardens.