A talk given by Mary Ann Prior on Constance Villiers Stuart 1876 - 1966
On the 29th October, 2016, a beautiful Autumn afternoon, a group of NGT members gathered at the Arboretum in anticipation of a wonderful walk. After a brief introduction from Sir Timothy Colman, who has been largely responsible for the development of the arboretum since 1986, and an introduction to Paul, his ‘gardener’, who keeps the grounds so beautiful, we set out on a ramble. Having been given good maps we had no excuse to get lost and could wander where we pleased delighting in the sun highlighting all the autumn colours. Particularly beautiful were the various Acers, the Obassia obtusa, the Cercidiphylums and the small grove of American Oaks.
The older trees standing in quiet groves were majestic, especially some pines, cedars and huge, gnarled sweet chestnuts.
The view from the summerhouse across Framingham church to Gt. Yarmouth in the far distance must be a one-off for Norfolk!
Thanks must go to Sir Timothy for allowing us such a delight.
Tate Talk 2024
Saturday 2nd March, 2024 2pm
‘Gertrude Jekyll‘ An illustrated talk by Caroline Holmes
Venue: Bawdeswell Village Hall, NR20 4RU