VISIT TO EXBURY GARDENS, NEAR BEAULIEU - Sunday 11 May 2003
Thirty-two cars and eighty people enjoyed a visit to Exbury, despite a prolonged shower in the
middle of the day. Some arrived early and had a walk through the spectacular azaleas in the wood
before the rain started. Picnics were continued despite the rain, under umbrellas, in the best British
'stiff upper lip' manner and further walks were taken, with the flowers being particularly exuberant
around the ponds. The ponds contained carp, some nearly two feet long. For those who stayed on, the
late afternoon was bathed in sunshine and there were bargains to be had at the garden centre.
Dick Lees - Section STO, and BW for the day