Friday 8 June
Wemyss Castle (wemysscastlegardens.com) Fife
Interesting woodland with rare trees, plus 6-acre walled garden, covered in climbing roses and clematis, with borders divided into sections containing colour-coordinated perennials and pleached hornbeams. Around the castle are woodland areas planted with narcissus, scilla, bluebells and Erythronium revolutum.
Lunch is likely to be at Kingsbarns distillery, who provides such good sandwiches and cakes last year!
Wormistoune House, Fife
A 17th century tower house and walled garden that has been lavishly restored and extended, simultaneously traditional and contemporary. The walled garden is divided into sections including a double herbaceous border, a moon window looking over Fifeness and bordered by two ponds joined by a rill. Outside is a lavender and box parterre, a shady area beneath four Griselina underplanted with ferns, a wildflower meadow full of fritillaries, cowslips and orchids, and newly developed areas.
An initial deposit of £5 will be required before the end of March, with the balance payable on the bus. The whole trip, including lunch, should be at most £30.
Please sign up on the sheets provided at meetings and indicate your choice of gardens and dates. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the GHS Secretary by phone on 07912029111. We need numbers as soon as possible as the gardens must be contacted, a bus booked and food arranged.