Mary James writes “We had a good turnout for our Autumnal meet-up for the Northern WFGA members at the Quinta Arboretum near Holmes Chapel in Cheshire in October and we had the most beautiful weather to enjoy the day. Ten members gathered from various counties – Derbyshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Shropshire for a day out to enjoy the Arboretum and to network.
The Quinta Arboretum had been planted by the Lovell family and is now maintained by the Tatton Trust and there is lots of new planting taking place to replace some of the older trees. It has a pine ollection, malus collection, oak collection and some wonderful avenues of trees which were planted to commemorate family events.
Conveniently situated behind the Swettenham Arms folk were able to enjoy drinks and lunch or a picnic in the grounds. The co-ordinators, Debbie Jackson, Helen Warburton and Mary James all attended
which gave new trainees a chance to meet them and for Helen, as the newest Co-ordinator on board, to chat to Debbie and Mary.