September 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Joint meeting with Beds Natural History Society and a limited number of members of the public.

This has proved a productive site as well as an interesting venue in past years. A particularly exciting find at last year’s meeting was the very rare Sandy Stiltball (Battarrea phalloides). The site is a charming early 19th century landscape garden, with plants from all over the world, ponds, bridges, rose arbors, miniature buildings, a grotto and fernery, and a tiny, thatched Swiss Cottage. The adjoining woodland and lakeside picnic area are also accessible to us.

Meet in the Shuttleworth Collection main car park (SG18 9EP, Grid ref: TL150448). The normal entrance charge is being waived for those attending this meeting so please ensure you are punctual in order to enter the site from the car park as a member of the group.  There is a restaurant, bar, tea-room and toilet facilities are available and as there is plenty here to occupy people for the day, you may wish to bring lunch or purchase refreshments there. To benefit from free admission and car parking, pre-booking with Alan Outen is essential no later than 24 September  (alanouten@virginmedia.com).

Leader: Alan Outen