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VISIT TO LEONARDSLEE GARDENS, NEAR HORSHAM
Wednesday 12 May 2004

Twenty Club cars from both South-Eastern and Central Southern Sections provided an adequate display of motor cars for a mid week visit once again to Leonardslee Gardens at Lower Beeding near Horsham.

These famous gardens are at their best at this time of year with a fantastic array of colours from the numerous types of azaleas and rhododendrons. The scent of some species seemed to perfume the air as members wandered around the rock garden, lakes and valley walks with a few bluebells still forming a carpet in places. There was even the chance for some lucky ones to see baby wallabies in their mother's pouches.

The weather was dry but rather cool and the promised sunshine did not materialise during our stay, although this did not deter some members from picnicking by, or in, their cars. For others the restaurant was fully operational and seemed to be doing a good trade, but there was a lengthy wait due to the numerous other visitors on the day. However, the veteran cars owned by Robin Loder, and the displays of miniature bonsai trees and cacti provided additional interest.

Andrew Honour - Section Committee Member


Some of the cars   Leonardslee Rock Garden
Some of the cars almost as colourful as the gardens!
Leonardslee Rock Garden
Fantastic colours in the Rock Garden. Photos: Andrew Honour