Gardens in South Hertfordshire, Jun 2019

Capel Manor College Gardens

Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th June 2019

This tour is being organised by Bob Ivison with the help of our events co-ordinator, Brian Phillips.

Outline programme

Saturday 8th June

10:00 Capel Manor College gardens
12:30 Lunch at Capel Manor College refectory
14:00 Myddelton House gardens with head gardener
19:00 The Pied Bull, Bulls Cross, Enfield

Sunday 9th June

10:00 Hatfield House Gardens with head gardener
12:30 Lunch at gardens cafe
14:00 Optional tour of House in own time

Overview of visits

Capel Manor College gardens

The beautiful 30 acre estate, first established in the late 13th century, provides a colourful and scented oasis  surrounding  a  Georgian  manor  house  and Victorian stables. See web site for more details:

Myddelton House Gardens

Delve  into  the  beautiful  eight  acres  of  Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of Edward  Augustus  Bowles,  one  of  Britain’s  most famous  self-taught  gardeners,  artist  and  expert botanist. See web site for more details:

Hatfield House Gardens

A Jacobean House built in 1611 by Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, home now of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury. The Elizabethan park was designed by Thomas Chaundler, Salomon de Caus and John Tradescant. See web site for more details:

The Pied Bull, Bulls Cross, Enfield Join   the  group  for  a  relaxing  evening, varied menu including 2 or 3 course fixed menu or à la carte.

Financial arrangements

All payments to be made with reservation.

Saturday 8th June

Capel Manor College Gardens
Free car parking
Admission and tour guide £8.00

Capel Manor College refectory
Snack Lunches available

Myddelton House Gardens
Car park £2.50
Adult: Free, but donation welcome

The Pied Bull, Bulls Cross, Enfield  (Optional)

Sunday 9th June

Hatfield House Gardens
Free car parking
Free Gardens entry
Optional visit to house £8.00 (pay on entry, show garden entry ticket)

Capel Manor College gardens
Ample free parking on site
10:00:  Meet at Capel Manor College
Admission £8.00 to include entry + guided tour
Cafe on site for coffee/tea before we start, (own arrangements)
10:30: A tour guide from the college will give a brief introduction to the gardens and campus before we commence the garden tour.
12:30 Lunch in Capel Manor College refectory (own arrangements)
13:45 Leave Capel Manor College for Myddelton House Gardens (0.6 mile)

Myddelton House Gardens
Car parking £2.50
14:00:  Meet at Myddelton House
Garden entry and tour are free, but a donation would be appreciated for the continued restoration of the gardens – please give generously. Head Gardener, James Hall, a past Kew trainee, will talk about the garden’s history and restoration followed by a guided tour of the gardens.
There is a small cafe on site that provides light snacks, teas and coffees.
16:30. Myddelton House museum and cafe closes
17:00 Gardens close

19:00 The Pied Bull, Bulls Cross, Enfield (optional). Meet for dinner together. For menus, see the Pied Bull web site: 

Hatfield House Gardens
Free car parking
10:00: Re-convene at Hatfield House
Gardens entrance and tour are free. Head Gardener, Andrew Turvey, will give an introduction with the history of the Gardens. The tour will consist of both the West Garden and parts of the private East Garden. He will highlight the beauty of Hatfield Gardens whilst also explaining the developments and changes they are undertaking.
12:00. Formal tour concludes.
A cafe on site provides meals and refreshments.

Main House visit option
Open to visitors and members may wish to take a tour of this magnificent building at their leisure. Cost for entry to the House : £8.00 (not included in price below).

Overnight accommodation options:

There are a number of hotels and B&Bs in the area. Using as an example with the postcode of EN2 9HE, The Pied Bull.

There are many B&Bs plus the well known brands: Ramada, Marriott, Premier Inn, Travelodge, Holiday Inn, Mercure etc with prices in the £60 to £120 region.

PRICE (all three garden visits & tours) : £11.00 / person DINNER DEPOSIT (deducted from bill): £4.00 / person.

There is a maximum limit of 25, so early registration is recommended.

Please register by email (see below) to Brian Phillips with the following information:

Your name

Accompanied by name

Confirm that payment made to the Kew Account

Confirm : garden visits only          or            gardens and evening meal

Transfer to the Kew Guild account the sum of £11.00 / person (gardens only) or £15.00 gardens and with evening meal. (note: new account)

Sort code: 20-88-13
Account: 73256154
Enter Reference : Herts + “surname”

Closing date: 1st May 2019

Refund policy: full refund available for cancellations up to 1st May 2019

Reply to:  Brian Phillips   E-mail: Tel: 01342 824154


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