Category Archives: Branches


Ceredigion Branch

The Ceredigion Branch organises one public lecture per year, which is given at the Annual General Meeting in early spring. There are also at least three field excursions to local gardens during the summer months. These may be private gardens not open to the public or private visits to better-known gardens. In every case the visit has a scholarly character, with a talk on the garden history and condition from the owner, where possible, and additional archival research by members of the Branch. Our members include experts in many relevant fields including geology, botany and landscape so we usually all learn a great deal from each other.


Events 2023

Saturday 18th March, 2.30pm (following Branch AGM)

Public Lecture at Waun Fawr Community Hall, Aberystwyth

Monkey Puzzles in Ceredigion by Helen Harrison

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Wednesday 10th May, 2.00pm

Visit to Morben Hall, Derwenlas, Machynlleth

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Wednesday 5th July, 11.00am & 2.30pm

Visit to two south Carmarthenshire gardens
Y Plas, Llansteffan and Coomb Mansion, Llangynog

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Tuesday 29 August, 2.00pm

Garden Visit to Nanteos

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Enquiries: Penny David 01570 422041

Brecon and Radnor

Brecon and Radnor Branch

The Brecon and Radnor branch ....

Events 2023

Thursday 23rd February

Snowdrops and some history at Stokesay Castle and Millichope Park

with lunch at Clive Arms near Ludlow


Tuesday 2nd May

Branch AGM at The Rodd near Presteigne

followed by tea and a tour of the hose and gardens


Wednesday 17th May

A visit to Highgrove by kind permission of HM King Charles III


Monday 12th to Saturday 17th June

A visit to nine gardens in Northern Ireland


Thursday 29th June

The Annual Garden Party at Battle House near Brecon by kind permission of Sir Roger and Lady Jones


Thursday 20th July

An afternoon visit to Rhodds House Farm Garden by kind permission of  Richard and Cary Goode, followed by a visit to Lower Gaer by kind permission of  Susan Maiden


Tuesday 12th September

A visit to Glansevern Hall Gardens, followed by lunch at Powis Castle and a tour of the Castle and gardens


Saturday 30th September

WHGT AGM at the National Botanic Garden of Wales



Our Winter Lecture, subject, venue and date to be confirmed


Bookings: Please contact  Maldwyn Rees  or 07974311320



Gwynedd Branch

The Gwynedd branch covers North-West Wales west of the River Conwy.

As one of the largest branches within the WHGT, Gwynedd has sought from the beginning to take a lead both in organising activities and also providing inspiration for members. Twice a year, Gwynedd publishes a Newsletter to keep members in touch, with details of forthcoming events and pictures of members enjoying earlier ones.

Every year money is raised to be used to benefit some of the many historic gardens in the county. We do this mainly through the annual Plant Fair, from the proceeds of which many hundreds of pounds have been distributed in the form of small grants to owners of gardens in danger of losing historic features. Some of this cash has helped to replace fallen trees following severe losses in the gales of the past decade or so.

Grants have also been made towards the creation of gardens at historic sites, most recently Cae’r Gors, Rhosgadfan, home of the celebrated Welsh writer Kate Roberts, recently restored as a heritage centre. We were able to advise on how the garden might have looked, and what it would have contained. Similar advice, together with a grant, was provided a decade earlier when Las Ynys, home of the Meirionnydd bard Ellis Wynne, was restored, also as a heritage centre.

The Gwynedd Plant Fair, held at Crug Farm, home of plant hunters Bleddyn and Sue Wynn Jones, attracts visitors from a wide area, including Ireland. Other events organised for members range from garden visits to lunches, and usually include a study day for a closer look at the way gardens have evolved.

Events 2023


 For further details please contact Rosa Andrew 01407 720651


Clwyd Branch

The Clwyd branch covers NE Wales, including Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham Maelor. Clwyd branch covers planning issues as far west as the River Conwy.

Clwyd branch runs a varied programme which begins in the spring and includes garden visits and talks. New members are welcome to meet us at any event. Advance booking is required for most events.
Booking Secretary Dee 01745 710495 / 07753 637989

2023 visits

Wednesday 26 April, 2.00pm 
We are being kindly hosted by Bill and Angie Williams
At Llewesog Isaf,  Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh LL16 4NN 
Llewesog Isaf is found the Denbigh side of Llanrhaeadr -located approximately 750m W of the village, on a lane running SW from the village towards Prion. Take the lane left up the hill past the war memorial. The house is on the right hand side where there is a big yard.
We will then go to see the historic landscaping around Llewesog Hall, where there is a rhododendron walk and a wider tree landscape with healthy plantations - which have been nurtured for over 50 years by Bill.
We will return to Llewesog Isaf for tea.
Friday 12 May 2.30 pm
We are being kindly hosted by Lucy Hobhouse
At  Plas  Nant y Glyn, Ffordd Talwrn, Nercwys, near Mold, CH7 4BA
This is a very beautiful riverside garden with a woodland walk. Paths may be slippery. 
Thursday 29 June 2.30pm
We are being kindly hosted by Frances Bradshaw
at Rhaggatt Hall, Carrog, Corwen LL21 9HY

The estate at Rhagatt Hall dates back to the 14th century It is believed to have been once owned by Tudur ap Gruffudd, the brother of Owain Glyndwr and himself the Lord of Gwyddelwern. The house was substantially rebuilt in the early 19th century.

£10 Please book by June 22

Please book with Dee 01745 710495
If the weather becomes wintry or stormy we will change the date so we need to be able to contact you.

If for any reason you find you cannot make this visit after booking it please let us know. 


Trevor Hall 
Trevor Hall Rd, Garth, Llangollen LL20 7UP

Wednesday Sept 6 at 2.30 kindly hosted by Louise Parker £10


Please book with  Glynis Shaw

Bookings must be made before Sept 1st 


WHGT Clwyd  AGM  2023

Miranda Dechazel has kindly agreed to host our AGM  at Hartsheath Mold, CH7 4HP
on Oct 7 at 10.30 am 
Coffee will be served from 10.00
Following the AGM  Miranda will give an introduction to the house and garden and then we can look around the garden.
Hartsheath is a listed grade II* country house in the Neoclassical style set in a landscape park. The house dates back to the early eighteenth century though substantially rebuilt in the early nineteenth century. The garden is on the Register.
Members may like to book lunch afterwards at the The Bridge Inn, Pontblyddyn
Please book with Dee Jones so we know how many are coming. 01745 710495