Ottershaw Cacti & Dunsborough Park

Monday 14 June – 10.30 – 15.30

A day trip has been organised to visit two entirely different but equally fascinating venues in Surrey

Directions will be sent to attendees ahead of the event.

10.30
Ottershaw Cacti is the home of the 20 year old collection of Daniel Jackson who is passionate about cacti and succulents and this passion has so far taken him to two RHS Chelsea Gold medals, three National Collections and has become one of the leading suppliers of unusual plants of this type.
We will have a private tour of the glasshouses with Daniel and Jo Jackson. There will be the opportunity to buy from the nursery both plants from their on-line store and some very special ones not yet available to a wider audience. It’s a little like walking through a Mediterranean garden under glass. https://ottershawcacti.com/

This nursery is in a private garden in a private road so members need to park where asked and arrive on time. There are toilet facilities on site but no refreshments. The owners do not require you to wear masks, but please do so if you wish. The glasshouses are large and airy.

12.30 we will drive in convoy to Dunsborough Park, Ripley (approx. 15-20 minutes)

13.00
Dunsborough Park
https://dunsboroughpark.com/

Individual packed lunch on the tea lawns of Dunsborough Park. Tables and chairs provided as well as teas/coffees/biscuits. An undercover option will be available if the weather is unkind. Toilets available

14.00
Private tour of Dunsborough Park with Head Gardener James Gillions – there will be a particular focus on Mediterranean planting and dry garden practice but the whole garden is beautiful and very interesting. The main focus of the garden at the time of our visit is peonies and roses.
The tour will last approximately 45 minutes.

Transport – the nearest railway station is Woking – 15 minute taxi to Ottershaw Cacti and for one or two people we will try to organise car seats for the transfer to Dunsborough Park and back to the station. The hope is that members will be happy to car share with other vaccinated members/ wearing masks.

Cost
£25 pp including entrance and tour at Dunsborough Park, individual packed lunch and tea/coffee/biscuits.

Any further questions can be directed to Lesley Jones lesleynowjones@gmail.com.

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Bank Transfer

By bank transfer with reference  Ottershaw
Sort Code 40 40 32
Account 5161 4002
Account name: Mediterranean Plants and Gardens
IBAN  GB63 HBUK 4040 3251 6140 02

Euros

If you wish to pay by bank transfer in euros, please contact David Mason

Cheque

To pay by cheque drawn on a UK bank made out to Mediterranean Plants and Gardens, sent to:

Heather Martin
Baldocks
Chiddingstone Causeway
Tonbridge
TN11 8JX