Set among the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, Evenley Wood Garden is a 60‐acre, privately‐owned garden containing a large and notable collection of plants, ranging from unusual trees and shrubs to a wide selection of bulbs. Their collection of magnolias and bulbs will be at its best when we visit in May. The ticket price includes a tea/coffee here, and there will be an opportunity to pre‐book lunch at a later date.
Thenford Arboretum, spread over seventy acres, features a collection of more than 3,000 different trees and shrubs, together with extensive herbaceous borders, water gardens, an alpine trough garden, a sculpture garden, a rose garden and a rill. The medieval fishponds, their interconnecting canal and the existing lake have been restored and two new ones have been added. An 18th‐century avenue of mature yews has been cleared of self‐seeded shrubs and saplings, and returned to its former grandeur.
Depart Trumpington Park & Ride 8am or BG 8.15am, return to Cambridge approx.6.30pm