Homelands garden visit

By Amanda Parsons

On Saturday 12 August members of the Amersham and High Wycombe branch, together with the Aylesbury branch of Parkinson’s UK were invited to visit the garden of Homelands in Ellesborough.  The garden is open as part of the National Garden Scheme which is donating £150,000 to Parkinson’s UK this year.

This lovely garden, created on difficult chalk, extends to ¾ acre. There are semi-formal, densely planted, deep herbaceous borders surrounding lush green lawns as well as a wildflower meadow with fruit trees, ponds and a well stocked vegetable garden. The different parts of the garden are cleverly linked by paths and walkways creating new views wherever you look.

The owners, Jean and Tony Young, very generously made no charge to branch members and their families for the visit. As well as allowing us to visit their beautiful garden, they provided delicious refreshments with seating arranged to enjoy many different views over the garden and into the open countryside beyond.  An enjoyable afternoon was had by all.

Following slideshow thanks to members Hugh Brown, David Lee, Fraser Parsons and Martin.