Friends Of Waterperry

Regrettably, because of the precautions necessary to stop the spread of Covid 19 we are unable to meet for the regular coffee mornings until further notice.  Friends will be notified by email/letter about arrangements for the AGM, talks and visits. 

Charity No. 1071953

The Friends of Waterperry Gardens are a group of people who meet and hold educational and social events throughout the year.

The Friends also provide valuable support by raising funds for projects around the estate, including helping to install the waterlily canal, raising money to replace the commemorative bench for the gardens founder, Miss Beatrix Havergal, and funding the new gates to the alpine garden. There are also opportunities to volunteer within the garden.

Their last major project was the restoration of The Orange Tree House but the Friends aim to continue to help developing and maintaining the garden.

Members of the Friends enjoy free entry to the ornamental gardens all year round, a programme of events, 10% discount in the plant centre, a monthly coffee morning, quarterly newsletter and the chance to meet other garden enthusiasts.

For more information about joining the Friends of Waterperry Gardens, please contact the Membership Secretary at email friendsofwaterperry@gmail.com  or come along to a coffee morning.

The programme for 2020

Coffee mornings are held on the first Tuesday of each month from Feb to Dec starting at 10:30am, £2 for members and £4 for visitors. This includes refreshments, a short talk and when possible, a guided walk around the gardens.

 Date

Programme of talks and visits for 2020

Cost

Sunday 8th March, 2:30pm

“Nature in Conservation in 2020” a talk by Estelle Bailey, CEO of BBOWT

Friends £8 Guests £10

Sunday 26th April, 2.30pm

AGM with a talk by Avril Hughes

Thursday 14th May, 6.30pm

Visit to Mike Collins’ garden, Lyford

Friends £10 Guests £12

Thursday 4th June, 2.30pm

Visit to Dreamers Cottage, Little Haseley

Friends £10 Guests £12

Wednesday 16th July, 6.30pm

An after hours summer evening  social in the gardens

None, but please bring your own refreshments and a chair

Friday 7th August, 10.30am

Visit to Meadow Farm Garden and Nursery, Feckenham

Friends £10 Guests £12

Tuesday 10th September, 10.30am

Visit to The Old Rectory, Farnborough

Friends £10 Guests £12

Sunday 25th October, 2.30pm

“Propagation” a talk by Rob Jacobs

Friends £8 Guests £10