HALH Summer Visit
Since 1997, HALH has organised a garden party or visit for members. Each year the venue changes which gives everyone a chance to see another place in Hertfordshire (or just across the border in neighbouring counties). We try to find somewhere which has a pleasant garden for people to visit, a historic house/church and where we can sit and enjoy tea together. Notice for each year's Summer Visit is distributed with the Spring mailing.
2017 - Benington Lordship
This year we were the guests of Richard and Suzanna Bott at their home, Benington Lordship, which boasts a Norman ruin, a Pulhamite folly and fabulous gardens set in a tranquil landscape. It was also the weekend of the Benington Village Floral Festival and open gardens which a number of members were able to enjoy.
2016 Myddleton House & Gardens
Last year's garden visit was to Myddleton House & Gardens, Enfield, the former home of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain's most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.
Previous visits have been to:
1997 Barkway House, Barkway
1998 St. Ippolyts
2001 Mackereye End House
2002 Abbot's House Garden, Abbots Langley
2005 Letchworth Museum
2008 Bushey Museum
2013 Much Hadham
2014 Copped Hall, Upshire near Epping (Essex)
2015 Chenies Manor (Bucks)
HALH members and guests at Myddleton House Gardens in 2016