The ‘two-in-one-day’ social outing arranged by the Friends of St Edmund’s in Sedgefield earlier this year proved such a great success that the experience is to be repeated on September 5th with a morning visit to the magnificent Bowes Museum and an afternoon trip to the ‘secret’ gardens at Eggleston Hall.
“We are expecting it to be a different but thoroughly enjoyable day out,” said co-organiser Alison Hodgson, secretary of the Friends, this week.
The £45 cost includes coach travel, admission to Bowes, a light lunch and entrance to Eggleston Hall Gardens.
Reservations can be made by contacting Alison on 01740 620912 or membership secretary Brian Mutch on 01740 622302.
Bowes, a magnificent 19th century building near Barnard Castle, houses internationally-significant collections of fine and decorative arts. It is one of the most popular day out attractions in the region and has been described as ‘a hidden treasure in the heart of Teesdale’
The nursery gardens at Eggleston Hall, not so very far away, have been labelled ‘the ‘secret garden of the North’ and ‘a hidden gem for plant-lovers everywhere’. There may well also be an opportunity to visit the garden cottage art gallery and studios to meet talented artists Amanda Hodgson and Victoria Bellas Carter.
Supporters of the Friends are welcome on the visit. Organisers recommend early reservations for seats on the coach.
Article courtesy of Ron Eyley
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