On a blustery day in May the Society made 2 visits (AM and PM) to Stonelands – a local private garden which opens as part of the National Gardens Scheme. Saul Walker the Head Gardener showed us the progress being made around the estate and the workload of the small team.

7 year old White Wisteria in the Courtyard

Rhododendrons blooming in the splendid grounds

Late blossom on the cherry tree with magnificent colour of the Rhododendron

very fragrant Rhododendron Lutea

productive allotment garden with espalier apple trees, and fruit arches

Bog garden with Flag Iris and huge Rhododendron

Stream with Gunnera