The Elms, Nailsea – a lost garden

Edwardian garden, The Elms, Elms Colliery

Avon Gardens Trust is working closely with the Heritage Team at North Somerset Council to remove The Elms Colliery, also known as Middle Engine Pit, in Nailsea, from Historic England’s Heritage at Risk register. The site is on the Register due to the risk of vandalism and further decay and the Council, who own the site, now want to restore the site so that the public can access the site. Middle Engine Pit dates to …

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Avon Gardens Trust Events in 2019

Halswell House and Park

We are pleased to confirm our events for 2019. Full details will be published shortly. All will include a guided tour and refreshments. Wednesday 13 February, a visit to Ston Easton Park, Ston Easton nr Bath @ 2pm. We will be guided on a walk around the Repton landscape and walled garden by the Head gardener. This is the only surviving Repton landscape in Somerset and samples of the Red Book will be available to …

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2018 December Newsletter

cover of the 2018 December Newsletter

Our December Newsletter is now published and can be viewed in the following link. Our Bulletins have been renamed ‘Newsletter’ that more accurately reflects its content. Our Journal, containing more technical aspects of our historical research continues to be published on a less frequent basis as papers become available.  

Autumn Colours of South Kelding

Autumn colours at South kelding

A garden visit on 20th October 2018 at 2pm South Kelding in Upton Cheyney is a young 7 acre garden set on a hillside with stunning panoramic views from its upper levels. There are herbaceous and shrub beds, prairie-style scree beds, orchard, native copses and a small arboretum grouped by continents. Beyond the arboretum lie a large wildlife pond and a boundary stream which runs through woodland featuring shade and moisture-loving plants. Autumn colour features …

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AGM and Talk

Caradoc Doy

Saturday 6 October 2018, 1.30pm at The Jubilee Pavilion, Long Ashton Community Centre, Keedwell Hill, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9DP. A talk by Caradoc Doy followed by the Annual General Meeting of the Avon Gardens Trust Light buffet and refreshments will be served between the talk and AGM. Free for members of Avon Gardens Trust (but booking essential); £5 for guests Please confirm your attendance by email – [email protected]