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In the past we have enjoyed many excellent outings to famous gardens, county shows, seed companies etc.
Why not book one of this year's trips.  They offer an interesting day out, are good value for money and you can make new friends. 
Mersea Islanders can leave their cars at home - there's no need to drive into Colchester and park.
Trips planned for 2019:

To be advised




Have you any suggestions for future trips?  Please email us with your ideas


Places we have visited in the past include:-
bulletBlickling Hall and gardens
bulletWroxham and East Ruston Vicarage
bulletSheffield Park
bulletWaddesdon Manor
bulletGreat Dixter & Rye
bulletHyde Hall
bulletThompson & Morgan Seeds Open day
bulletCapel Manor
bulletThe Norfolk Show
bulletThe Suffolk Show
bulletKings Seeds
bulletHampton Court Palace and Gardens
bulletSavill Gardens and Windsor great Park
bulletWimpole Hall
bulletAnglesey Abbey
bulletPenshurst Place and Gardens
bullet Cambridge College Gardens
bulletSissinghurst Castle and gardens
bulletRHS Wisley

See below for photos from some of our excursions and events

Summer Garden Party - 23rd June 2013

Photographs courtesy of Mr Shad Bhaskar

View of the garden at Pond Cottage

Herbaceous border

Rose pergola

Cake selection

Happy party-goers

Francis Newman and Johnson Lau

Serving tea from the Summer House

Summer borders

The sumptuous food

Homemade cakes

Sissinghurst Castle and gardens - June 2013

Photographs courtesy of Trevor Hearn

Rose garden from the tower

South Cottage

Iris Kent Pride

Tower from the top courtyard

White garden from top of tower

Rosa banksiae lutea

The purple border


Anglesey Abbey 2012 Trip

Photographs courtesy of Trevor Hearn


Thomson & Morgan 2009 Trip

Photographs courtesy of Mrs L Clarke