Essex summer garden tour

Sunday 25 – Thursday 29 June 2023 

Next June’s trip is to Essex, the driest county in the UK so ideally suited to our interest in Mediterranean plants and gardens. We will stay at Wivenhoe House, a delightful 18th century four-star hotel in historic parkland near Colchester. Each day we visit a variety of gardens.

AGM with speaker Mark Brent


The 2023 AGM will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 12 July at 5.30 for 6pm.  Voting is to take place electronically.
We look forward to welcoming you to this annual early evening event for an update on MPG business followed by a lecture with MPG member Mark Brent who is the Curator and Head of Horticulture at Oxford Botanic Garden.

Woolbeding, West Sussex

Thursday 20 July

Visit to charming gardens surrounding this 17th century house near Midhurst, West Sussex, followed by lunch locally. A focal point is the Silk Route Garden opened in 2022 which culminates in a magnificent ten-sided greenhouse. The senior gardener will give an introductory talk.

Rhodes: its history and plants

Wednesday 1 – Thursday 9 November 2023

Members will be hunting for wild flora in woodland, meadow and coastal habitats as well as seeing the island’s historical sites. Plants may include autumn cyclamen, sternbergia, colchicum, crocus, muscari, pancratium, biarum and ancient trees. The cost of the trip including meals, accommodation, local transport and guiding will be around £1,000 per person, flights and travel to the hotel on arrival not included. Dates to be confirmed. Details will be available and booking will open in late June. Picture shows part of Rhodes old town.

Cheshire summer garden tour

Monday 8 – Thursday 11 July 2024

Our 2024 summer trip is to Cheshire, where we will have the opportunity to visit a number of renown gardens including Ness Botanic Gardens, Arley Hall, and RHS Bridgewater together with a variety of private gardens, not usually open to the public. We will stay at Nunsmere Hall, a delightful country house hotel, which was built for an Edwardian shipping magnate, and still retains some original features. More details regarding the event and booking will be available in early September 2023.