Trip to Norton Priory 2018

On Saturday 21st April 2018, a group of some 37 Members and Friends set off by coach from Rossett to visit Norton Priory, near Runcorn to tour the Walled Garden, and visit the Museum.

On arrival, we were greeted by Head Gardener Paul Quigley.

Paul then took the group on a entertaining and informative tour of the Walled garden, built in the mid 1700's to provide fruit, vegetables and flowers for the mansion.

His talk during the tour touched on many items of the history of Norton Priory.

After a snack lunch, the group were able to return to the walled garden to take in much of the detail illustrated in these photographs, and also spend time in the Museum, which was opened in 2016, displaying thousands of artefacts from Norton's 900 year history including the internationally significant 14th Century statue of St Christopher.

At the end of the visit, the Members were presented with a variegated Geranium, this year's challenge for the President's Shield at the August Show.

A superb day out, full of interest, wit and information.

Thanks to Fiona for all her work in organising the event.