There are three visits coming up shortly to which all are welcome.
Coach visit to the Oxford Botanic Garden and Waterperry Gardens, Tuesday 20th June
Our annual coach outing is on Tuesday 20th June to the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Waterperry Gardens. Full details of the visit are in the brochure Dulwich Gardens open for Charity and on Dulwich Society’s website. We will be leaving from Dulwich Picture Gallery at 8.30am, returning at 6.15pm.
Tickets are £30 each and can be purchased on the Eventbrite website (www.eventbrite.co.uk, search “Dulwich Society”) or from Will Anderson, 141 Rosendale Road, London SE21 8HE (cheques payable to “The Dulwich Society” and a stamped addressed envelope please). Non-members of the Dulwich Society are welcome. Enquiries to Will Anderson
Visit to the Inner Temple gardens, 11am on Wednesday 28th June
The three-acre Inner Temple gardens are a relatively unknown haven of tranquillity and beauty in the heart of legal London, its wide lawns sweeping towards the river bounded by spectacular herbaceous borders. Our tour will be conducted by the Head Gardener, Andrea Brusendorf, the first woman head gardener in its 800-year history, now celebrating her 10th year in the role.
We will meet at the main gate to the gardens in Crown Office Row, Temple, EC4Y 7HH and our visit will last about an hour. Nearest tubes: Temple, Blackfriars.
Tickets are £12 each and can be purchased on the Eventbrite website (www.eventbrite.co.uk, search “Dulwich Society”) or from Jeremy Prescott, 142 Court Lane, London SE21 7EB (cheques payable to “The Dulwich Society” and a stamped addressed envelope please). Enquiries to Jeremy Prescott
Visit to the Royal College of Physicians’ Medicinal Garden, 10.30am on Thursday 13th July
The Royal College of Physicians’ garden of medicinal plants contains over 1000 species, almost all with a link to medicine, whether as a herb used in folk medicine, a pharmaceutical drug or named to commemorate a Physician or honour a contribution to science. The garden surrounds the Grade 1 listed building designed by Denis Lasdun. Our visit will be conducted by Professor Anthony Dayan, Professor of Toxicology at Bart’s Hospital and a Garden Fellow.
We will meet at the main reception, Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, NW1 4LE. Coffee etc will be available from 10.30am; the formal tour will start at 11am and will last about 1½ hours. Nearest tubes: Regent’s Park, Great Portland Street, Warren Street.
Tickets are £10 each and can be purchased on the Eventbrite website (www.eventbrite.co.uk, search “Dulwich Society”) or from Jeremy Prescott, 142 Court Lane, London SE21 7EB (cheques payable to “The Dulwich Society” and a stamped addressed envelope please). Enquiries to Jeremy Prescott
Open Gardens in Support of LINKAGE
Sunday 11th June, 2-5pm, 115 Dulwich Village, SE21 7BJ. Come and enjoy this lovely large garden with yew and box topiary. Several sections with herbaceous borders, shade planting, gravel plants, scented area and summerhouse with roses, clematis and young wisteria. Entry £3.50 in aid of local Dulwich charity Link Age Southwark, children free. Free street parking, dogs on leads only. Garden unsuitable for wheelchairs.
Sunset Soirée, Sunday 25th June, 6.30-8.30pm. Fountain House, 102 College Road, SE21 7HW. Enjoy this year’s Sunset Soirée gala party in aid of Link Age Southwark, in this leafy Dulwich garden. Tickets £25, includes a welcome glass of champagne, delicious canapés and soft jazz. This large mature garden in a beautiful setting has a natural and rural feel. Artist’s studio, pergola and wildlife pond with toads, dragonflies and newts at the end of the garden. Wheelchair accessible. Tickets available from www.linkagesouthwark.org or from 020 8299 2623
Garden, Sunday 23rd July, 2-5.30pm, 4 Piermont Green, East Dulwich, SE220LP.Come and enjoy this newly redesigned garden, with live music from Open Road. A makeover was sparked by the death of a beloved old apple tree, resulting in a new look for this upsidedown L-shaped garden. Out with the vegetable patch and in with a gravel garden, a new brick-edged lawn and a white border blooming in the free space. Entry £3.50 in aid of local Dulwich charity Link Age Southwark, children free. Homemade teas and plants for sale. Free parking on side streets nearby.