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Down Memory Lane to Chandlers Lane

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After enduring 18 months of Covid restrictions the Society resumed its indoor meeting programme with a nostalgic presentation from the Chairman recounting his life-time love affair with gardening. From his childhood memories of having his first greenhouse in Suffolk to his move to Yateley 11 years ago he described some of the gardens he had developed when living in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Buckinghamshire before finally putting down roots in Hampshire. Some of the features of his gardens had been inspired from his visits to many gardens which he had visited in the UK and beyond, that were illustrated in his presentation. They included the Beth Chatto Garden in Essex, gardens of the National Trust and many world famous gardens that encompassed the desert-like Majorelle garden in Marrakech, the formal parterre style of Villandry in France, the exuberant tulips of Keukenhof in Holland and the fabulous Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island. It was a presentation that should have given members the ideas and inspiration to enhance their corner of Yateley and demonstrate that a little effort is always well rewarded in a garden.

GARDENS VISITED:

Walford Hall, Berks, RHS Hyde Hall, Essex, Beth Chatto, Essex, Cerney House Garden, Wilts, Keukenhof Gardens Holland, Sissinghurst Garden Kent, Villandry, The Loire, France, Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court, The Courts, National Trust, Holt, Wilts, Stourbridge, National Trust, Wilts, Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech, Morocco, Monet's Garden, Giverny, France, Leonards Lee, Sussex, Walkers Nurseries & Garden Centre, Blaxton, Doncaster, Down House, Kent, Kiftsgate Court, Mickleton, Chipping Campden, The Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, Canada,

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