Sezincote and Batsford Arboretum, Gloucestershire

19/05/2022 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm – Unfortunately due to some power cuts in the area we cannot go on the original date.  The new date is May 19th. We’ve chosen to make this return visit to Batsford in May as, at this time, the trees and cherry blossom should be at their best. The 56 acres of Batsford Arboretum has over […]

Coach trip to RHS Garden Bridgewater – cancelled

08/06/2022 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm –   We have been unable to pre-book any refreshments at Bridgewater. There are catering facilities available, but you may prefer to bring a packed lunch. RHS Garden Bridgewater is the fifth RHS garden and one of the largest gardening projects undertaken in Europe in recent years. The transformation of this 154-acre green space will enrich […]

A 5-day holiday to Somerset

12/06/2022 – 16/06/2022 @ All Day – What a change to be thinking about summer holidays!! Attached below are the holiday flyer and booking form. These are always very popular so if you want to go complete the form and get it sent to Success Tours as soon as possible. Holiday Flyer Holiday Booking Form Please note due to hotel costs changing […]

Village walk round Mountsorrell led by Janet Spavold followed by full afternoon tea

21/08/2022 @ 2:15 pm – 4:15 pm – Meet in the Little Lane free car park (LE12 7BH) at 2.15pm For our walk this year we have chosen one of our more industrial villages of Leicestershire and, once again, it will be led by Janet Spavold. The village is known for its Buttercross market and the granite quarry, the largest in Europe. The […]

Marcus Chilton-Jones, curator of the new RHS Garden Bridgewater, gives our Annual Lecture

08/09/2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – About RHS Bridgewater RHS Garden Bridgewater is the Royal Horticultural Society’s fifth public display garden. It is located in the village of Worsley in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. Bridgewater Gardens has been created in 154 acres (62 ha) of the former Worsley New Hall estate, with the Bridgewater Canal forming the southern boundary. It is the RHS’s first new garden since it acquired Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire in […]

Kelmscott Manor and Buscot Park, Oxfordshire by coach

14/09/2022 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm – Bring a packed lunch This visit will be limited to 36 people Kelmscott Manor, the summer home of William Morris, is a Grade I listed farmhouse, built around 1600 adjacent to the River Thames in Oxfordshire. William Morris chose it as his summer home, signing a joint lease with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti […]

Autumn Lecture: GeneBank55: Saving the wild flower heritage of Leicestershire and Rutland

20/10/2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Richard Gornall,  Director of the Botanic Garden, will talk about,  “Saving Leicestershire and Rutland’s  wild flowers” A new project at Leicester University hopes to save rare and threatened local wildflowers from across Leicestershire and Rutland from extinction. With support from the Friends of the Garden, the Botanic Garden has set up Genebank55, which focuses on […]

Friends Evening

17/11/2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Our Friends Evening is going to be a similar format to last year. There will be three short presentations by members interspersed by a little wine and mince pies etc. Mary Campbell on what’s now happening at Botanic Gardens. Elizabeth to talk about Events: – cost (why lunches included) Gill Knight and Rowan Roenisch to […]

Winter lunch and film

22/01/2023 @ 10:45 am – 4:00 pm – Hoby Village Hall (LE14 3DT) Sunday, 22 January 2023 Own transport – please do not park in the pub car park Following the success of the Winter Lunch in 2022, we have decided to repeat the format of a film and lunch, in Hoby Village Hall, catered by Mrs Bridges. 10.45 am  Doors open 11.15 […]