July Meeting – The Vicarage, Halam

Bev open gardens0060

Tuesday 15th July

7.00 p.m.

Garden Visit

Old Vicarage, Halam.

All proceeds to the National Garden Scheme who support many worthy charities such as  Macmillan Cancer Support, Help the Hospices, Carers Trust, and The Queen’s Nursing Institute etc.

Bev open gardens0040

Bev Perks who is the owner of the Old Vicarage opens her garden to the public three or four times a year to raise funds for the National Garden Scheme, (it may be more).


She was our host for the evening and showed Southwell Gardening Club around her beautiful garden.   She does most of the garden on her own, although sometimes she does involve the rest of her family in some of the heavier work. The garden is on a south-facing hillside and has, over the years, amassed lots of wonderful shrubs, herbaceous plants, clematis, roses, shrubs and many trees. She does actually have a tulip tree in the garden which hasn’t had a flower on it yet, and it is nearly thirteen years old, be patient Bev, only another two years to go and you may be rewarded with tulip like flowers as seen at Hodsock Priory.

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There are many hidden areas including a swimming pool, which is hidden by clever planting, a kitchen garden, a new wildflower meadow and a variety of wildlife ponds.

The weather was good to us and we had refreshments too with delicious cakes, just a perfect evening.

It is a beautiful garden and one which I have visited on many occasions, each time finding something new, or just sitting and soaking it all up and wishing !!

It is well worth a visit if you get the chance, and all proceeds go to the National Garden Scheme who supports many charities.

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Thank you Bev for such a beautiful garden and for making our evening just lovely.

Visit: http://www.ngs.org.uk/ to find out more and to see when Bev is opening her garden next.

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Sun set in Halam

Sun set in Halam


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3 Responses to July Meeting – The Vicarage, Halam

  1. Alison Slinger says:

    I am now even more gutted that I missed this event due a sudden blinding migraine – it looks amazing in your photgraphs Anne. Luckily I went later on to an NGS Sunday and chatted to Bev about the garden. I can’t believe she does it all on her own – I felt very humbled by her obvious hard work. I managed to resist the delicious cakes, but didn’t even attempt to resist delicious plant stall and got a good grass for my miniature Piet Oudolf garden. Miscanthus sinensis Ferner Osten.

  2. Anne says:

    It is a lovely garden – I look forward to seeing pictures of your new grass in-situ xx

  3. Liz says:

    Beautiful photographs Anne, thanks for putting this together, its’s nice to be reminded of our lovely outdoor summer meetings – especially on a cold wet autumnal morning!

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