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01 May 2019SPRINGTIME AROUND MALVERN
14 June 2019A VISIT TO THE CITY OF LIVERPOOL

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SPRINGTIME AROUND MALVERN
Wednesday 01 May 2019

Our day will start with a visit to Spetchley Park Gardens.  Home to the Berkeley Family for over 400 years, successive generations have lovingly collated rare plants, shrubs and trees from around the world creating a wondrous garden of many rooms and vistas.  Surrounded by ancient parkland, deer park and lakes this historic garden is set in the wonderful Worcestershire countryside with far reaching views of the Malvern Hills.  Known as a hidden gem we will enjoy the benefit of a guide to accompany our tour. 

After lunch, we will set off for a tour of the nearby Madresfield Court a moated stately which has been in the Lygon family for nearly 900 years and is currently the home of the 29th generation of the family.  The house is a historical masterpiece and played a significant part in the nurturing of the Arts and Crafts movement as well as acting at least in part as the inspiration for Evelyn Waugh's ‘Brideshead Revisited’.  It also contains a fine collection of paintings furniture and ceramics.  Our tour allows us to visit a large part of the house accompanied by guides who are a fount of knowledge and anecdote.

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