Outing to Rowallane and Castlewellan, Co. Down
12th May 2018
by Mary Guyett
It was lovely to visit the North again last Saturday . Our trip was to the Rowallane National Trust Garden and Beechgrove Garden in Castlewellan. You can see us all in the photograph above, taken at Mr. Sam Harrisons Garden, Beechgrove, Castlewellan, Co. Down.
We were blessed with a beautiful day and it brought back memories of an overnight stay in the Strangford Arms Hotel in 1993 when we visited Mount Stewart Gardens, Rowallane and a Butterfly House. There were seven members on the outing last Saturday who were on the tour in 1993. To jog your memory have a look at the photograph of our members on that trip back then.
Included is Meriel Latchford, former Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society president and Percy Lovegrove and his wife Doreen. Percy organised the visit. Sadly they are no longer with us, but are fondly remembered.
A big thank you to Margaret Freyne for organising the outing last Saturday which I am sure was enjoyed by everybody.