A coach trip to Easton Walled Garden with lunch at the pub in Burton Goggles

Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/02/2022
10:45 am

Location
Coach pick outside Leicester Botanic Gardens


Easton Walled Gardens with lunch
Thursday 17th February 2022
Depart Glebe Road at 10.45am
There will also be a pick up from outside Hoby Village Hall (LE14 3DT) 11.10am approx.

We are asked to wear footwear “suitable for a country walk.”

We had hoped to revisit Anglesey Abbey and Cambridge Botanic Garden for our first visit next year, but logistically it didn’t work out, hence our return to Easton Walled Garden. A visit there is always worthwhile and there’s the added advantage of a good pub lunch at the Cholmeley Arms in Burton-le-Coggles.

This will be our third visit to Easton Walled Gardens. Our first visit was in the very early days of the Gardens Trust, it was July, own transport, we went to Grimesthorpe first, it poured with rain all day and only half the group made it to Easton Walled Garden. On the second visit in Winter 2010 it snowed, it was magical and one of those visits that everyone remembers.

Easton Walled Garden is a 400-year-old, 12 acre garden set in the heart of Lincolnshire. Easton Hall, the original house, was demolished in 1951 and the garden was abandoned and fell into total disrepair. Since 2001, Ursula and Fred Cholmeley have restored this ancient garden from an overgrown wilderness to the nationally important garden it once was.

The restoration continues year on year with innovative new planting schemes creating gardens for all seasons. One of the highlights is snowdrop week in February, hence our visit, when we can enjoy, not only snowdrops, but other winter bulbs and plants.

This is a delightful winter garden to visit and for those who do not know it a surprise awaits.

10.45am              Depart Glebe Road
12.00 noon          Lunch at Burton Coggles
2.00pm              Garden Visit (Tea and cake available in the Tearoom but not included)
4.00pm approx. Depart dependent on the weather

Lunch

Option 1: Homemade Beef Lasagne, salad and Garlic Bread
Option 2: Medium Spiced Lamb Curry, Rice, Naan and Poppadom
Option 3: Roasted Vegetable and Beef Tomato Pasta topped with Buffalo Mozzarela and Green pesto served with salad
Tea/Coffee

Please make your lunch choice clear on the booking form

Easton Walled Garden booking form

Cost (to be confirmed):   Friends £39.00    Guests £41.50  ( includes pub lunch and entrance to Easton Walled Garden).

 


Please follow our on going covid precautions:

  • Sanitise your hands frequently
  • Wear a mask in lecture rooms and halls until you are seated.
  • Wear a mask on coach trips
  • Where possible we will arrange the seating to achieve some social distancing
  • Signing in will be done by a committee members to avoid multiple people signing in
  • Lastly if you are feeling “under the weather” please take a Lateral Flow test before you attend

Some of you have asked how we will mange an event should a covid issue arise. First if you have to isolate due to covid then we will refund your payment. Secondly, if the covid rules change making an event none viable then we will again refund your payments. To facilitate this will will not cash any cheques before an event thus enabling us to easily make a refund by not cashing the cheque.