Clwyd

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 Jonesdee@valeside.co.uk 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.
£10
Please book with Dee Jones so we know how many are coming
dee@valeside.co.uk  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

dee@valeside.co.uk  01745 710495

June 18th visit to the gardens in Rowen has been kindly arranged for us by Jane Parry-Evans

Meet at Jane’s house 2.30 

Llanerch-y-Felin (grade II* Snowdonia house dating back to 1565)
Rowen
Conwy
LL32 8YU

Jane’s partner Frank has restored the original garden to the old house, rebuilt dry stone walls and laid out a new parterre and borders.  Jane will give maps and directions for the other Rowen gardens. 

We will then go to visit two Johnson gardens, thanks to their owners: 

Oakbank owned by Sue and Rob Kenwell was laid out by A T (Arthur Tysilio) Johnson who bought the property in the 1920s.
Johnson then bought Bulkeley Mill, now owned by Stephanie and Watkin Morgan, where he laid out the valley garden. Johnson became a a well-known garden writer of the 1930s.  The popular Johnson’s Blue geranium is named after him.

Finally we will visit Gilfach, home of James and Isoline Greenhalgh, who have kindly invited us for tea.

This lovely garden was developed after the war by Isoline's aunt, and it has spectacular views of the Conwy valley to the south and towards Snowdonia to the west.

There will be room to park in the field beside Llanerch y Felin.  It is then about ½ mile walk between Llanerch y Felin and the furthest garden at Gilfach.   There is parking on the left-hand side of the road as you enter the village (which is closer to Bulkeley Mill and Oakbank) and provided it is not wet, there will be room to park in the field at Gilfach. 

£15 Please book with Dee Jones  by June 11 so we know how many are coming
dee@valeside.co.uk  01745 710495

25 July  2.30 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
dee@valeside.co.uk  01745 710495