The visit to Athelhampton House on the 14th June to view the house and walk in the delightful gardens was enjoyed by all. The gardens are divided up into small areas each with a very different, often surprising style of planting and purpose to encourage you to linger. The stunning and much painted Topiary garden, with its hidden seating and the small formal Crown garden, contrast with the quiet bench overlooking the river Piddle.
The WI membership is very varied in age, ability and availability to attend away events, so members day on the 4th July was a local ‘outing’.
Members gathered in warm afternoon sunshine at the Bay Tree House garden – beautiful with summer flowers – for a tea of scones, jam, cream and strawberries. Jenny did us proud.
The autumn session starts on September 6th in the village Hall at 2.30pm. John Dobinson will be our guest speaker to talk on ‘Shelter Box’, always relevant when the news is so full of famine and other disasters.
New members, visitors and guests are always welcome