Gardening Group

Bude U3A Gardening group       Wed. May 1st. ‘19

On this kind weather day 17 of us met at the friendly Archer’s Arms pub, Lewannick, nr. Launceston to enjoy our pre-ordered lunches & catching up with friends.

We then set off for National Garden Scheme Trebartha Gardens opened for us also near Launceston where we were joined by two more members & welcomed by Caroline & Moira Latham, members of the owner family, also Jim Briggs head gardener.

After a brief intro talk & a printed hand-out to each of us from Caroline, we all set off to explore these historic landscape gardens with ponds, streams with lovely tumbling waterfalls & huge rocks. Through wonderful, mostly very mature, in leaf varied trees under which & on many banks so many beautiful Bluebells. Further on many colourful Azaleas & more bluebells. Sadly many Rhododendrons had been removed because of infection. We visited Moira’s colourful garden & the Walled garden. We had also seen many wild flowers on our nearly two hour circular walk.

Eventually back to the old laundry building where we had first met up & treated by Caroline to drinks with delicious homemade cakes & more good chats with friends.

Marion Hall.