On June 21st, approximately 30 of our members gathered in the centre of Ampthill to visit The Kings Arms Garden, a woodland garden of about 2 acres managed by volunteers on behalf of Ampthill Town Council. We had first heard of this garden at our AGM in February, when Joan Emsley, one of the volunteers, had visited our club to give us a talk and slides and many of our members had said how much they would like to visit it for real. The entrance is hidden away down Kings Arms Yard off the old Market Square and it’s difficult to believe that you are in the centre of a town once you are inside. We were met by 2 of the volunteers, Joan and Bryden, who gave us a brief talk on the history of the site and pointed out some of the more interesting plants to look out for before we all wandered around on our own. The threatened rain managed to stay away and we had a very pleasant couple of hours just a few miles away from home. There were plants for sale which many of us were unable to resist and an opportunity to meet up with other club members beforehand for a drink and a bite to eat so all in all it was a lovely evening. A special thankyou to Bryden and Joan who made the evening possible and also so enjoyable.
What lovely arrangements that Sue gave us, very cottage garden, and as Sue said ‘ she doesn’t have a wholesalers near to her so she goes to the supermarket’ so it goes to show that supermarket flowers are just as good, telling us stories of her life and how she met her husband , who showed us his love and passion for Scotland that he invested in a Kilt, and what a ‘bonny’ lad he looked too.