SATURDAY 12th August, at 2.30pm HB
Freston House Freston Ipswich IP9 1AF
By kind permission of Andrew and Judy Writtle Freston House is a large Georgian former rectory set in 20 acres of grounds. Originally parkland, the majority of the formal gardens were created by the present owners from 2006 onwards.
At the rear of the house are three colour-themed gardens: white, yellow and purple. The planting of mainly perennials extends the flowering season; irises are followed by alliums and lupins, then geraniums, nepeta and alstroemerias and finally dahlias, asters, perovrskia and aconites. Other gardens include "hot" borders, rose and shrub borders, a traditional cottage garden, winter garden well as woodlands which are being filled with over 1,000 different varieties of hostas.Teas provided.
There will be a plant sale in aid of the church.
Cost: Members £7.50 Guests £9.00
Directions: Exit the A14 at junction 56 towards Ipswich A137. Descend the hill with ski slope on the right and take the second turning off the roundabout onto B1456 towards Shotley. Drive along the Strand under the Orwell Bridge. As the road leaves the river turn right by an abandoned pub and follow the road passing the church at a crossroads by a former water tower. Turn right to Freston, pass the Village Hall, and Freston House is on the right.