Visit to Herons Bonsai
Sunday 4th September 2011
The Meridian Society is organising a day trip to Herons Bonsai in Newchapel, Surrey on the above date (see website: www.herons.co.uk ). This is a seven and half acre nursery owned by Peter Chan who is a multiple gold medallist at the Chelsea Flower Show. He has kindly agreed to open the New Pavilion exclusively to The Meridian Society on this day to assist our fundraising efforts, and has also agreed to give a talk and demonstration. We have arranged a programme of events that should appeal to all, not only to gardeners or lovers of bonsai. This should prove to be an enjoyable excursion and day out for all the family. We hope you will come and join us.
1.00 p.m. Tour of nursery
2.00 p.m. Buffet lunch
3.00 p.m. Talk and demonstration
4.00 p.m. Music and informal tea dance with refreshments
[for ‘non-hoofers’ and for those who appreciate a bit of tranquillity the nursery can be explored at leisure].
6.45 p.m. Lift to Lingfield Station for those requiring it.
Adults: members of TMS/SACU £20
Children: under 8 years FREE
8 – 14 years £10
Above this age: adult rate applies
By public transport: take a train from Victoria Station to Lingfield (Victoria –East Grinstead line). We will meet you at the station and transport you for the short journey to the nursery. This is not a continuous shuttle, so please catch the 11.40 a.m. train from Victoria arriving at Lingfield at 12.26 p.m. Transport for the return journey will be arranged at approx. 18.45 p.m. in time to catch the 19.19 p.m. train from Lingfield back to Victoria, arriving back in London at 20.00 p.m.
With own car: there are detailed directions and a map on how to get to Newchapel, Surrey on Peter Chan’s website: www.herons.co.uk If any car owner wishes to assist in ferrying visitors to and from Lingfield station, please indicate your willingness to do by speaking to Mark Cheang on the day. It is only a short journey. This would be much appreciated.
Interested parties should complete the attached application form and send it with the appropriate remittance to the address given on the form.