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 2024

Wednesday 22nd May  2.00pm 
Garden Visit to Monachty and Ty Glyn Walled Garden, Aeron Valley
VISITS 2024 Ty glyn Monachty

Wednesday 10 July  2.15
Exploration of the grounds of Plas Gogerddan
VISITS 2024 Gogerddan    

Garden Visit to Llanllyr
Wednesday 16 October  2.00pm


Enquiries: Penny David 01570 422041

Brecon and Radnor

Brecon and Radnor Branch

The Brecon and Radnor branch ....

Events 2024

Friday 16  February 
A visit to the Allensmore Nurseries  at 10am near Great Brampton HR2 9LX and  lunch at the Kilpeck Inn  HR2 9DN
Followed by an afternoon visit at 2pm The Lasketts  HR2 8HZ
NB   these three venues are all comparitively close to each other about five miles south west of Hereford.

We will meet  at Allensmore Nurseries where we shall be given as guided tour of the extensive nurseries by the directing staff.  
This will involve quite a lot of possibly muddy walking so come suitably equipped.

We will leave Allensmore at 12pm and make our way to the Kilpeck Inn where we shall have a light lunch and leave by 1.30 pm.   
We will hope to reach The Lasketts by 2pm where we will be able to walk around the gardens and talk to the head gardener.  
Many of you may remember this garden when it was owned and run by Sir Roy Strong, it is now owned and managed by a trust.      
The Tea Room will be open for our use if we wish.   

 £28 a head and will include the light lunch, but not drinks which will be available,  at the Kilpeck Inn.  
Tea at The Lasketts will be available at your own cost.

please book with Maldwyn Rees at Ty'r Ardd, 6 Parc Curig,  Llangurig  SY18 6RN  Telephone 07974311320 by 7 February.  




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 2024

May 29th Tree dedication at Gwydir Castle,10.30
presentation at 11.00 coffee morning , Plant sale Charge £12.00

June 20th Tea Party at Jennifer Rickards. Llys y Gwynt, Llandygai .3.30pm

Four-day trip to the Cotswolds July 8th to 11th Caellio booked
Approximate cost of garden visits £80.00 with members claiming back from the treasurer after the trip if they are members of NT RHS or HHA.  Coach not full only 20 confirmed bookings.

6th July Llangoed flower show in the village hall.

19th July, visit to Stephen Lacey’s Garden. 10.30am
Coffee provided. £12.00 Max. 20 people. Members to make their own choice for lunch. Erddig suggested.

Study Day 2nd November, Telford Centre.

Christmas lunch? Possibly Caernarfon golf club.


2024 4 day trip to The Cotswolds Monday 8- Thursday 11th July 2024

July 8th Spetchley Park. 

July 9th Hidcote . 

July 9th Kiftsgate Court 

July 10th Painswick Rococo Gardens . 

July 10th. Miserden. 

July 11th Arley Arboretum. 

A 4 day trip  to the Cotswolds, visiting the six gardens listed above, staying at The Best Western Hotel Gloucester, Robinswood, GL4 6EA.

The cost of the hotel, including travel costs, with Caelloi , will be £349 per person, sharing a double or twin room. The single supplement will be £188 in a double room. Please note that there is no lift in this hotel.

The cost of the garden visits will be approximately £80 to include the driver's tip. Please inform us if you are members of The National Trust,RHS or Historic Houses Association.

If you are interested please notify Chris Newsham, for further information and payment details.  email or tel. 07836272488. 

Members interested should inform us as soon as possible, as deposits need to be paid by the end of January.

 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

2024 visits


Visit to Plas Nantglyn Denbigh, LL16 5PW Tuesday May14 at 2.30pm
kindly hosted by Jannette and Richard Welch
Plas Nantglyn was built in 1573 and has a very pretty spring garden surrounding the house.
Please book with Dee Jones so we know how many are coming  01745 710495

June 8  branch AGM 10.30 for 11.00 at Gresford Memorial Hall
off High Street Gresford, Wrexham LL12 8PS. 
Meet Lou Nicholls the new Head Gardener at Erddig
Also Ruth Tesdale  who is hoping to restore the walled garden at Croesnewydd in Wrexham 
Join us for lunch at The Pant-yr-Ochain, Old Wrexham Rd, Gresford.
In the afternoon we will visit Erddig with Lou and perhaps discover some less familiar features of the landscape.
Please book with Dee Jones so we know how many are coming and if you would like to join us for lunch and /or  the garden tour at Erddig  01745 710495

June visit to gardens in Rowen  to be arranged 

July 25 visit to Langlands, 4 Maesydre Rd, Wrexham kindly hosted by Stephen Lacey
Stephen is President of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, is a garden writer, lecturer, broadcaster and plantsman. He has a beautiful garden in Wrexham, a stunning lily collection and choice planting. £10

Please book with Dee Jones so we know how many are coming  01745 710495