27th April 2018
PASHLEY MANOR GARDENS TULIP FESTIVAL

£27 per person to include entry into the gardens and a mid-morning coffee/tea and cake stop

On the borders of Sussex and Kent, Pashley Manor is an unusual Tudor/Georgian manor house dating from 1550 which creates a memorable backdrop to these beautiful gardens. Mr and Mrs James Sellick are the owners and they have brought their gardens to their present day splendour with the help of landscape architect Anthony du Gard Pashley.

There are 112 different varieties of tulips planted in colour themed garden rooms. We can wander around terraces and open spaces and admire the riot of colours. If we are lucky, the Bluebell Walk may also be in flower.

There will be homemade, local food available in the cafe where we can relax with a cuppa on the terrace or enjoy a light lunch before heading to the gift shop for souvenirs or plants. There is also an exhibition of garden sculpture to see.

Pick-up points and times will be printed on the tickets but will be:
8.45 Brookside Tavern, Eastwood (free car park opposite)
8.55 Websters Way Car Park
9.05 Rayleigh Station


20th JULY 2018
A day enjoying the DELIGHTS OF FELIXSTOWE

After the usual three local pickups, we will make our way to Felixstowe, but first we will stop for morning coffee/tea and cakes at TIPTREE, the famous Wilkins Centre. We can enjoy refreshments and investigate their produce and maybe buy a sample or two. Then on to FELIXSTOWE. We should reach the town by about 1.00ish.

Things for us to enjoy there include:
The lovely seafront gardens
The recently re-opened Felixstowe Pier
Amusement Arcades (where you can spend more than a penny).
The Spa Pavilion inside the Seafront Gardens
Plenty of places for snacks and lunch
For those of you who enjoy a walk the town centre is within reach or for the rest of us who just want to amble, the seafront has it all.

Price for the day – £19.00 per person inclusive.
Tickets will be available at the store or from me from 1st May.

I would really appreciate some feedback from members on our recent trips, and if you have any good ideas for a future trip, please talk to me about it. I do try to keep costs reasonable and I’m sure you appreciate that this is getting more difficult by the year.

For more details of the trips please pop in and see us at one of our monthly club meetings, at the store , see the newsletters or alternatively give me a ring on 01702 527456.

Many thanks and see you soon. Ann


Tickets available from the store, club nights, Spring Show or call 01702 527456 for tickets or more information. Coach Trips available to members only, but you can join today. Click on membership information.

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