Saturday the 12th of March saw 13 members and 3 spouses make their way to Anglesey Abbey, just north of Cambridge. Despite roadworks on the M11 and the A14, we all managed to meet up in the car park there pretty much on time.
As is usual, we all piled into the temporary cafe for coffee and tea before dispersing around the 114 acres of grounds. Much of the estate is covered in a wide variety of trees and avenues of grassland. We just missed out on the best of the snowdrops which are quickly coming to an end. But the daffodils and narcissus are well on the way. The more formal gardens are ready to burst into life soon, particularly the rose garden behind the main house.
We were surprised and pleased to see many statues around the grounds adding to the general architecture of the planting. The weather was great, not too hot or cold, and the light for photography could not have been better although a little misty. After various lunches on the move and more refreshments in the afternoon, we left the Abbey full of vitals and pictures. The staff at the Abbey should be highly praised for the immaculate condition of the whole estate. Certainly a return visit is a must.
New club members are always welcome at all levels so if you, or someone you know, is interested in joining us please contact Sue in the office on 01279 721221.
The front page photo is one of the first Daffodils.
Very best wishes
Alan Reed, President
Ralph Reed, Secretary/Treasurer