Coach Trips in 2020
The first trip will be to visit a new location,
the Oxford Botanic Garden.
Coach Trip 2019
Our first trip for 2019 took place on 27 April and was to a new destination, The Savill Garden. Created in the 1930s, and constantly evolving, there are 35 acres of beautifully designed gardens and woodland. It was a blustery day which seemed to keep the crowds away, and we were the only coach in the park. We enjoyed the Garden and our group also took shelter in The Savill Garden Kitchen restaurant and the Cafe. With floor to ceiling windows you sit with a cuppa whilst looking out at the Garden.
The Savill Garden Gift Shop and plant selection was also visited by some of the group. I saw a beautiful climbing rose come back on the coach with us.
As part of Windsor Great Park the energetic ones in the party were able to stretch their legs on walks around Virginia Water, the Valley Garden, had refreshments in the Village Store garden, took in the views of Windsor Castle from the Copper Horse and had any cobwebs blown away.
Some of us were a little sleepy on the return journey to Eastcote.
2nd coach Trip - Waddesdon Manor
The Society had a second coach trip to Waddesdon Manor on September 28th 2019. One coach was accompanied by a minibus from St Vincent's Nursing Home so wheel chair users could also join us. We had a look at the treasures inside the house and around the grounds with the sculptures and aviary.
Waddesdon Manor is home to the Rothschild Collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild was fascinated by 18th century France. He used a French architect who created rooms using wall panels taken from Parisian houses of the 1700s. As a family, the Rothschilds were the greatest collectors, seeking the highest quality workmanship and with a keen sense of historical importance. It certainly is an impressive estate. Some of us sampled the delights of the tea room during our visit too.
see the History page for reports and pictures from more coach trips.
Members of the EHS are welcome to join the Ruislip Central Horticultural Society meetings. These take place in St Lawrence Church Hall, Bridle Road, Eastcote at 8pm. There is a small charge to cover the cost of speakers.
MAP of location
See RCHS website for details of dates and speakers or contact Warren Reeves on 01923-451616 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org