Ladies Annual Outing 2018

Trip to Brockworth Court for Ladies Outing

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Our Ladies Outing this year was to Brockworth Court  a GradeII listed building on the outskirts of Gloucester which is part of  the National Garden Scheme.

We arrived just after lunch to be greeted by the owner, Tim Wiltshire, who took us on a tour of the the House which dates back to 1540. The buildings are of great national importance. The Tithe barn pre-dates the house by almost 100 years and was rebuilt in 2000 after it was largeley destroyed by fire.  Today it is used for art and craft events and wedding receptions. It was lovely to be shown around the house and one thing of interest to the ladies was the priest hole used to hide Catholic priests during the late 16th Century when the Catholic Church was being persecuted.

Afternoon tea was served in the dining room with Pots of Tea and lots of home-made cakes after which we were ready to wander round  the lovely Organic garden created and maintained by Tim and his wife, Bridget.  The informal tapestry style beautifully complements the period house.  The natural Fish Pond with Monet Bridge inspired most of the ladies to take photographs. .

A fun afternoon full of history and garden plants. 

Shirley Smith, Club Correspondent