British Gardens To Be Featured At Pacific Palisades Garden Club Meeting

Members of the Pacific Palisades Garden Club invite you to join them at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, when club member Doug McCormick will give an illustrated talk, “Five Favorite Gardens in Southern England.”

In 2014, McCormick and his wife visited various gardens of their selecting—most open to the public, but several open only to visitors during the British National Garden Scheme (NGS) season.

There will be a full range of English garden styles, from the Tudor era to the present day. Half the gardens now belong to the National Trust, which maintains these properties and their gardens.

Others are serendipitous finds, from the successful involvement of the early 20th-century Bloomsbury group to save a local 12th-century country church, to peeks into lovely private gardens whose owners are happy to share them for the benefit of various national charities. The homes of Winston Churchill and Rudyard Kipling are on the itinerary, too, as is the handiwork of the famous Capability Brown at Sheffield Park.

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