THE ARTS SOCIETY WORCESTER
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DateVisit
20 September 2018A VISIT TO HILL CLOSE GARDENS TRUST and CHARLECOTE PARK
23 October 2018GLYNDEBOURNE 'La Traviata' OPERA & THE HERITAGE OF SUSSEX
10 January 2019"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" AT THE RSC STRATFORD ON AVON

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A VISIT TO HILL CLOSE GARDENS TRUST
and CHARLECOTE PARK

Thursday 20 September 2018

We visit 16-hedged Victorian gardens, with listed brick summerhouses. They were built by tradespeople to escape the pollution and congestion of the city. We will be given a short talk with refreshments on arrival before we explore the gardens, which contain extensive herbaceous borders, glasshouses for tender plants, fruit and vegetable. We leave to travel 15 to 20 minutes to Charlecote Park in time to obtain lunch or you can take a picnic in the grounds.

Charlecote has been the home of the Lucy family for over 800 years. The current house was extensively remodelled in the Victorian period by Mary Elizabeth Lucy and presented today as seen then. Elizabeth 1st stayed here and Shakespeare is reputed to have been poaching in the park. Today it presents a picture of peace and repose protected by the rivers Dene and Avon.

Cost per person: £25.00 or £35 for non National Trust

to include: coach travel, entrances, morning refreshments and gratuities

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