On Wednesday 26th May some members visited the gardens at Morton Hall near Redditch, private gardens open by appointment. The approach to the hall was through meadow that was filled with buttercups. After an introductory talk on the history of the house and garden we started our tour at the Japanese stroll garden. Here was a typical Tea House and the waters edge was lined by candelabra primula. There are seven individual gardens, including a more formal area and a vegetable garden all designed to give colour from March until October. The gardens were stunning, packed with interesting perennials, roses, clematis and shrubs and the views across the surrounding valley such a surprise. A lovely afternoon finished with tea and cake.
Exhibition – Botanical Treasures: Inspiration from Nature in Porcelain and on Paper. From 27th May until 31st October at the Museum of Royal Worcester during the museum opening hours. This is an exhibition between the Museum and the Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration (GSBI). The artworks displayed alongside the museums collections of porcelain. There will be artist demonstrations from GSBI members every other week. One of our society members Carol Hardie will be demonstrating on Saturday 3rd July and Saturday 21st August.