Our March talk, ‘Beyond the garden gate’, was from Mandy Bradshaw. For 25 years Mandy has been a Cotswold-based gardening journalist and is also know as the ‘Chatty Gardener’!

Mandy took us into twelve gardens, some of which are not open to the public.

  • Highnam Court, Highnam, Gloucester.
  • Stowell Park, Yanworth near Northleach.
  • Asthall Manor, near Witney.
  • Littlefield, Hawling, Cheltenham.
  • Absolam’s Orchard, Chedworth
  • Showborough House, Twyning, Tewkesbury.
  • 25 Bowling Green Road, Cirencester.
  • The Walled Garden, Worcester.
  • Harrells Hardy Plants, Evesham.
  • The Manor House, Little Compton.
  • Whatley Manor Hotel, Easton Grey.
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford.

Illustrated with magnificent photographs, Mandy told us about the owners, the gardens’ history and some of her favourite plants and views.

Afterwards a range of her photo cards were available to buy. More about Mandy can be found at https://thechattygardener.com

We look forward to Mandy’s return.