Orchis mascula

Mediterranean plants in the Burren and nearby gardens

Sunday 22 to Friday 27 May 2022

​The Burren in Co Clare, Ireland, has an extraordinary selection of Mediterranean plants in close association with Alpines on the apparently bare limestone pavement. Orchis mascula (pictured) is widespread across Europe from Ireland to the Middle East and beyond. The four-day trip will include stops across the Burren to enjoy wild flowers which will be at their best in late May, and include gardens and sites of interest in Co Limerick.

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Early entry to RHS Chelsea

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Thanks to Jacques Amand International, we are able to offer a restricted number of tickets for early birds who would like to arrive at this May’s Chelsea Flower Show before the general public is admitted. The picture shows members at a previous year’s sit-down breakfast which is included in the £159 ticket price.

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Delos garden at Sissinghurst Castle

Tuesday 14 June 2022

We are pleased to offer a private guided tour of the Delos garden at Sissinghurst Castle, which was the subject of our March lecture with Troy Scott Smith. We will meet at 9.30am for the tour which will commence in the Delos section of this iconic National Trust garden then members will be free to explore as they wish before lunch. June should be a perfect time to see many of the garden rooms in full bloom. Places will be limited so, if you are interested, please book and make payment early. Bookings will close on Monday 30 May.

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Summer tour in Devon

Sunday 26 to Thursday 30 June 2022 BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED

The MPG 2022 summer tour will visit Devon. We will be staying for two nights in Tavistock, where the highlights will be a visit to Keith Wiley’s Wildside and its nursery, the nearby Garden House and the gardens at Hotel Endsleigh. This will be followed by two nights in Barnstaple, during which the itinerary will include RHS Rosemoor, visits to members Jo and Tom Hynes’ garden at Higher Cherubeer, other private gardens and a wildflower walk on Braunton Burrows.

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Royal College of Physicians garden

Tuesday 19 July 2022

A private guided tour of the garden of medicinal plants at the Royal College of Physicians, which is close to Regents Park. The garden contains over 1000 different plants all with links to medicine and has been beautifully designed.

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