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