We travel to Oxford, where there is time to enjoy some aspects of all that Oxford has to offer from its famous colleges and striking arcitecture.
After lunch, we make our way to Thenford Gardens near Banbury, the home of Lord and Lady Heseltine, to view their amazing 72 acres of gardens, all created by themselves over the past 40 years. The Arboretum, now spread out over seventy acres, features a collection of more than 3000 different species of trees and shrubs, together with extensive herbaceous borders, water gardens, an alpine trough garden, a sculpture garden, a rose garden and a rill. The medieval fish ponds, their inter-connecting canal and the existing Lake have been resytored and two new ones added. An 18th century avenue of mature yews has been cleared of self seeded shrubs and saplings in order to restore its former grandeur.
Tea and cake are available in the Barn, sold in aid of the nearby local Church, which is also open to visitors.
Westbury 0830am Milk Churn 0845am Chippenham 0910am
Members joining at Morrison's car park, Chippenham should put their car registration number on the booking form.
Leader Jill Walker (01373 303226) Cost £35.00
To join this tour, you must be a member of the NWWNTA or NT. Preferably both!
Please book as soon as possible and preferably by 27 April
NT members interested in joining us should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving full contact details.