Days Out

Friday 21st of September saw CGS, joined by a contingent from Stocksfield Plants & Gardens Society, venture into Scotland. The plan was to visit Dawyck Botanic Gardens near Peebles, but on the day we were informed the garden was closed due to the aftermath of the storm. 

Our organisers rose to the challenge and found an alternative, Kailzie Gardens.

Part of this garden is enclosed in a wall, and with it's well manicured yew hedges which broke up the areas, demonstrated how sheltering an area noted for frosts EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR can benefit the more delicate plants and shrubs.

From there we went on to Stobo Japanese Water Garden. 

Damming a burn, creating a waterfall, and diverting the overflow into various streams, crossed by bridges and stepping stones created a rather chaotic but delightful contrast to Kailzie.

Though a little neglected, the garden had a peaceful air and we were given the history of its development by the present owners, Hugh and Geraldine.

A long day out, but worthwhile I think we all agree. 

Click on the pictures below to enlarge them.

Wednesday 27th June           Day visit Dalemain and Levens Hall (click photos to enlarge).

Spring Show 2018

London Holiday 2018

Hutton-in-the-Forest and Lambshield

We are a sociable society and enjoy visiting one another’s gardens on Open Gardens days. Members are contacted by email to notify them of these events. Here is a photograph of three very happy visitors to Karen’s beautiful garden.

In May every year we hold a Plant Sale at the Parish Hall to which we ask all members to contribute as they can. It’s a great chance to pick up some very healthy, and sometimes rare, plants so please do support it generously.

CGS members like to share their gardens with fellow enthusiasts by holding Open Garden days. The membership is informed about these by email. Make sure we have up-to-date details for you so that you don’t miss out on the chance to visit some notable local gardens.
Derek's garden in spring.
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Brenda and Anthony opened their newly designed garden in early summer.


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Mo and Peter opened their garden in high summer and raised £300 for charity.


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Members are encouraged to exhibit their plants and produce in the society’s two shows, in spring and summer. If you haven’t entered a show so far, give it a try. First-time exhibitors are warmly welcomed.
Spring Show

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 Several CGS members opened their gardens last spring and summer and were very pleased with the attendance at these events.  Some useful sums were raised for the garden owner's favourite charities - so please support these in future.  Here are a couple of photographs of Derek's garden in 2013.  

CGS Secretary Sasha opened her garden to members in August 2013 and received dozens of visitors. Here is a close up of the beautiful Papaver 'Royal Wedding' in her flower border. If any other member has a favourite photograph they would like to include here, please email it to corbridgegardeningsociety@gmail.com 

Gay & Richard's Garden Open Day (click on the images to zoom in)

 SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2012 TOUR OF PERTHSHIRE - WITH THANKS TO KAREN MELVIN 

Drummond Castle

 Broadsidewood

Crathes Castle

 Branklyn Lily

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