On the 7th August, members of the Surrey Horticultural Federation visited Barnett Hill House and Gardens in Wonersh. The Queen Anne style house was built by Frank Cook, the grandson of Thomas Cook the travel agent, on 26 acres of wooded hilltop in 1905. In 1940 it was handed over to the Red Cross, the charity used Barnett Hill as their training centre for many years. It is now a conference centre and wedding venue.
The visit was well-attended – with 140 society and garden club members enjoying the beautiful gardens in the warm sunshine, including afternoon tea.
The Barnett Hill Plant Sale will be held on the 25th September 2016, from 10am until 12 noon. Only the area where there plant sale is held will be open – the gardens are closed. All proceeds from the plant sale will go to the Animal Protection Trust at Horsham, which is the same charity who received the funds raised from our Surrey Horticultural Federation Visit. Parking is free.