The Pembrokeshire branch ....
The Pembrokeshire branch ....
For more information please contact Val Caple, val.t.caple:care4free.net
The branch would welcome volunteers to the committee.
The makeup of the committee has not changed for several years and we
really would welcome some new faces and ideas.
Please come along and join in.
.Bookings: Please contact Judith Holland J.Holland@DYFEDARCHAEOLOGY.ORG.UK
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.
Saturday 18th March, 2.30pm (following Branch AGM)
Public Lecture at Waun Fawr Community Hall, Aberystwyth
Monkey Puzzles in Ceredigion by Helen Harrison
Wednesday 10th May, 2.00pm
Visit to Morben Hall, Derwenlas, Machynlleth
Wednesday 5th July, 11.00am & 2.30pm
Visit to two south Carmarthenshire gardens
Y Plas, Llansteffan and Coomb Mansion, Llangynog
Tuesday 29 August, 2.00pm
Garden Visit to Nanteos
Enquiries: Penny David firstname.lastname@example.org 01570 422041
The Brecon and Radnor branch ....
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 email@example.com or 07974311320
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.
For further details please contact Rosa Andrew
firstname.lastname@example.org 01407 720651
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 Jonesdee@valeside.co.uk 01745 710495 / 07753 637989
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
If for any reason you find you cannot make this visit after booking it please let us know.
Trevor Hall Rd, Garth, Llangollen LL20 7UP
Wednesday Sept 6 at 2.30 kindly hosted by Louise Parker £10
Please book with Glynis Shaw email@example.com
Bookings must be made before Sept 1st