On the 11th of June 25 members went on a coach trip, first stop Place for Plants at East Bergholt. The trip was not without incident the driver taking a very circuitous route to get to the A12 and one of our members misdirecting him. This all caused much laughter and we arrived at our destination pretty much according to plan. We had no trouble parking the coach as we were left with plenty of space. Sara was there to greet us and once we had sorted ourselves out, gave us a short talk. We then had a welcome cup of coffee in the cafe and made our way round the garden with its beautiful trees many being in flower.
We then departed Place for Plants and made our way to Flatford Mill where we had lunch and a stroll by the river departing for Natalie Finches garden just before 2pm. Natalie was waiting for us by the gate and then escorted us round her beautiful garden telling us stories about her garden as we walked along. The roses were stunning as were the peonies and there were many interesting features.
After wandering around on our own for a while we were summoned to tea, where the most delicious cakes were laid out, and plenty of seating too. Following our lovely tea, Natalie had one last story to tell us about one of the gardeners she once had and then regretfully our coach turned up so it was time to depart. A truly lovely day with lots of laughs and lovely gardens and scenery to enjoy. We had an uneventful journey home via the quickest route. All agreed how much they had enjoyed the day.