Monmouthshire and Gwent

Monmouthshire and Gwent Branch

The Monmouthshire and Gwent branch ....

Events 2019

Thursday 7 March at 2.30 pm at Bedwellty House & Park, Tredegar
AGM followed by talk "Shell Houses and Grottoes in Historic Welsh Landscape Gardens from the 18th to the 21st Century" by Dr Gerald and Margaret Hull and afternoon tea 
Following our fascinating 2018 tour of Pontypool Park, including the Shell Grotto, this will be a chance to discover more about these extraordinary structures and enjoy the Grade II garden at Bedwellty House and Park.  

Friday 12 April at 6.00 pm at Wyndcliffe Court, St Arvans, Chepstow
Drinks reception & talk on Alfred Parsons RA by Marion Mako MA
Before our summer visit to Great Chalfield Manor and Garden, we thought it would be interesting to learn more about Alfred Parsons who was the designer of the Arts & Crafts garden there. Our lecturer will by Marion Mako, a freelance Garden Historian and Landscape Consultant who has researched public and private gardens covering a wide variety of subjects including Alfred Parsons (1847 - 1920).

10 – 12 May | The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny
WHGT 30thAnniversary Study Weekend – How Green Is My Valley: Gardens & Industry in South Wales
Please join us for a rare opportunity to explore the ornamental landscapes developed in the midst of the industrial revolution in our region with a lively series of talks and visits. For further details please contact Elaine Davey elainedavey@gmail.com or 07890 499905.

Monday 24 June
Wiltshire gardens tour to Iford Manor Gardens & Great Chalfield Manor and Garden – private visits
Our summer gardens visit will be to two beautiful and very contrasting Grade I sites.   In the morning a tour of Harold Peto's Italianate masterpiece, Iford Manor Gardens, including the private kitchen garden, followed by lunch in the medieval Great Hall of Great Chalfield Manor and tour of the house and garden.

Wednesday 2 October 
Carmarthenshire gardens tour by coach to Aberglasney Gardens & The National Botanic Garden of Wales 
In our 30th Anniversary year, a chance to reflect on two gardens which have been closely associated with the WHGT and to see how they are continuing to develop. Joseph Atkin, Head Gardener, will be our guide at Aberglasney followed in the afternoon by a ‘hard hat’ tour of the Regency Restoration Project – Middleton: Paradise Regained – Reclaiming a Regency Rarity at The National Botanic Garden of Wales.

For further details contact:  Anthea Prest, Secretary: anthea@prests.com  
Tel: 01594 531007 or 07887 787953