St Peter’s Church, Cogenhoe


Ladies Fellowship trip to Kelmarsh Hall, June 2014

The Ladies Fellowship annual garden outing, which is now a permanent part of our programme, found us at Kelmarsh Hall.  As has now become tradition the outing included some delicious refreshments.  We had ordered cream teas, delicious cakes and blue sky, pleasant sunshine, with a light breeze.  All of which were fulfilled!  We spent a relaxing time admiring the drifts of perennials, astrantia, peonies, ladies mantle, campanula, tall spikes of deep mauve delphiniums.   A true garden dictionary from A - Z of plants.  The roses were in full bloom with their scent wafting with us as we passed them.    

Although there would be more to see, our tea was calling us.   We were treated to very generous plates of either a cream tea or delicious cake.  Maggi mentioned that the cream tea was so good she felt she had grown a foot taller after eating it.  We look forward to next year and will order similar weather!

We were quite sure we were in Northamptonshire until we were stopped in our tracks by the Loch Ness monster hovering above us in the beautifully shaped Yew hedge! At different points in the garden the vista of the surrounding countryside came into view.

 A walk by the lakeside with the cygnets and then a gentle stroll in the sheltered walled garden to admire the vegetable beds and the now magnificently restored large green house was leading back towards the patio where we were to have our refreshments.