The 5.5 acre garden at Ugborough House is the subject of a major renovation programme (see DGT Newsletter issue 88). Laid out in the early nineteenth century by Revd. John Spry, the garden has many mature trees including Wellingtonias (Sequoiadendron sp.), Cedars, Araucaria, Ginkgo biloba, Tulip trees (Liriodendron tulipifera), Yews, Camellias, Magnolias etc. Spry was related to novelist and patron of the arts William Beckford who built Fonthill Abbey, and part of the work on the garden will be to research possible links to Beckford. A fascinating watercourse runs through the garden, built in the 1930s. Meet at the house at 2.00p.m. Tickets £3 (members)/£3.50 (non-members) to include refreshments from Maggie Potter (t. 01626 879806; e. firstname.lastname@example.org), before Monday 19th August please. By kind permission of owners Matthew and Emily Fairclough.