SATURDAY 29th May 2021
IGPS VISIT TO THE GARDEN OF KILMACREW HOUSE, BANBRIDGE, CO.DOWN.
All tickets for this event must be pre-booked through Eventbrite before 6.00 pm on Monday 24th May 2021.
TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE AT 9.00 a.m. ON SATURDAY 15th MAY 2021
IGPS MEMBERS: FREE (Members must have paid their 2021/22 subscription fee).
1 PERSONAL GUEST ALLOWED PER MEMBER (subject to availability): £7 for the Garden visit (to include tea/coffee at the end) plus the Eventbrite booking fee.
Guest places are limited to a maximum of 20 for the event (i.e. 10 in the morning visit and 10 in the afternoon visit).
There are two arrival times available for booking:
10.30 am (limited to 30 people i.e. 20 members and 10 personal guests)
2.00 pm (limited to 30 people i.e. 20 members and 10 personal guests)
Each visit will last a maximum of 2 hours to include tea/coffee at the end.
Members are also welcome to bring a picnic to be eaten outside, socially distanced and within the 2 hour time slot allowed for the visit.
Kilmacrew is an oasis of tranquility. Tucked away in the South Down countryside and well protected with shelter belts, the house was built before 1835; knowledge and enthusiasm over many years has resulted in a garden with fine specimens of choice trees underplanted with rhododendrons and many other shrubs. Robinsonian in character, the garden has an atmosphere that is very special and, when in bloom, the magnificent Davidia involucrata never fails to attract gasps of awe. Kilmacrew is noted for its connection with the author Helen Waddell, best known for her historical novel Peter Abelard, who visited regularly.
Please be advised that stout footwear is required as this is very much a country garden. Please note that surfaces may be slippery after rain. Unfortunately the garden is not wheelchair friendly and it is not fully accessible to those with limited mobility.
Directions to Kilmacrew: These will be issued prior to the event to those to have booked tickets.
(Please continue reading below for important contact tracing and Covid-19 precautions)
IMPORTANT – CONTACT TRACING AND COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS
Numbers are limited to a maximum of 30 visitors per 10.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. visit.
Each visit will last a maximum of 2 hours, including time at the end for tea/coffee.
Members are also welcome to bring a picnic to be eaten outside, socially distanced and within the 2 hour time slot for the visit.
When booking your time slot on Eventbrite, you must type in the name of each IGPS member for whom you are booking a ticket (including yourself) and their email address. If we do not have a contact telephone for a member we will contact you before the event to provide it.
A member can book one ticket for a personal guest. You must provide the name and email address of your personal guest when booking the ticket on Eventbrite. You must also email the telephone number of the personal guest to the organiser (contact details below) before the event.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS ON THE DAY OF THE VISITS
Visitors are requested to observe social distancing and hand hygiene advice.
Bottles of hand sanitiser will be available to use on arrival.
Visitors are most welcome to wear face coverings during the visits. Visitors should also adhere to the latest recommended guidance on use of face coverings at the time of the visit and should bring their own face covering if use of these is mandatory.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions relating to hospitality, the tea and coffee will probably have to be enjoyed outside.
Organiser’s contact details: