Next visit – Whitworth Art Gallery

Next visit – Whitworth Art Gallery

Some of the gardens we will visit in 2019 have strong Arts and Crafts connections or influences. To put them in context a visit has been arranged to the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, for an hour-long visit to the Study Centre with Senior Curator of Textiles and...
Events for 2019

Events for 2019

APRIL:Whitworth Art Gallery on April 25th MAY:Smithills Hall: Ghost Gardens and Pleasure Grounds, Thursday May 23rd at 10.30.A theme of Arts and Crafts gardens is emerging in the visits planned for this year and Smithills has an Arts and Crafts garden layered on top...
Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Veitch Memorial Medal The Royal Horticultural Society conferred the Veitch Memorial Medal upon our joint-patron, Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd ‘in recognition of her outstanding work in horticulture’.   Lady Arabella Lennox – Boyd  has won 6 Gold...

Chetham’s Library

Britain's oldest library   The library, founded in 1653, is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. It was established under the will of Humphrey Chetham, a prosperous Manchester textile merchant, banker and landowner.   Chetham’s Library...