We drove to Le château Le Rocher Portail, which is a private property and known as the Downtown Abbey of Brittany! It has been open to the public since 2017 and they are busy reconstructing the gardens with a walled garden with
vegetable plots, herbaceous borders, espalier fruit trees, and a water feature – there were also a couple of peacocks in an aviary there.
Outside this was a lovely story corner in the woods themed Alice in Wonderland, and a little enclosure of the cutest baby long-haired New Zealand dwarf rabbits. (perhaps straight out of Alice!) They have also planted a parterre with 4 labyrinths, and other areas with colourful sculptures which will vary from time to time. An art exhibition was also on display in the refurbished stables area. It is a beautiful chateau with a chapel in good condition, a banquet hall, and all the furnishings are original, and there is a secret passage off the main bedchamber…..
FREE MEMBERS EVENT
Date, time & location TBA
Type of Event TBA
DETAILS TO FOLLOW
Basically as soon as we are all allowed to get together
The AFACTP are throwing a Party!!!
Watch this Space.
KEEP CALM & STAY SAFE
Next Gardening Group to meet on Tuesday August 18th
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• So in these difficult times of Self isolation and Social distancing we are unable to organise our usual Events.
• We are hoping to restart Quiz nights either in August, if numbers allow or in September if not. There will be a new location so watch this space
• Moving forward we are hoping that things will start to get back to some sort of new version of “Normal” in the coming months and that said we have a few proposed future dates for the diary