Swansea Ramblers Walk
Coach Trip to Hereford and Brobury Gardens
25th February 2023
Swansea Ramblers have numerous social events during the year.
Today forty-eight of us went on a coach trip that took us into Hereford to see the spring flowers at Brobury Gardens near Bredwardine.
We were treated to the display of early flowers but were reminded it was still winter by the cold but dry weather!
Included in the trip was a lunch of delicious hot soup and cake which we enjoyed before the coach took us to Hereford.
Some of us went to the cathedral where we visited the Mappa Mundi and Chained library exhibition.
We then had a look around Hereford City Centre before returning to Swansea.
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The Crocuses gave a splash of spring colour to remind us winter was nearly over
But it was still much colder than Swansea, so some of us popped into the conservatory for coffee!
The Gardens were created from a Victorian garden
which was neglected until the most recent owners bought the property
Water features were added
The Daffodils reminded us that spring is on its way
When the sun came out it was warm to sit and admire the gardens
The Victorian House
The sunken garden used to hold the Rose collection of a previous owner
The Garden is on the banks of the River Wye,
opposite the Reverend Kilvert's Rectory and Church
The bridge over the Wye to Bredwardine
We split into two groups for lunch
A new use for a mill wheel
When the sun came out it was pleasant to sit in the sunshine
Reverend Kilvert (1840–1879) lived here on the opposite bank of the Wye
And some of us went over to see the church
Swansea Ramblers last walked the Wye Valley Trail about 20-years ago
The old Rose garden
Time for the second sitting
Tea was served in a rather large teapot!
Back onto the coach to go to Hereford
Where some of us went to the cathedral
Where we could see the Mappa Mundi
Then wandered around and met a local!
Sir Edward Elgar no less!
A composer admiring the cathedral
The girls send their regards to one of our members in hospital who missed the trip!
Get well soon! There's another social next month!
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Andrew Morgan 2023
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