LATEST NEWS: All meetings cancelled until April 2021 at the earliest
Llechryd & District
Llechryd & District Garden Club was founded in 1983 by a small group of enthusiastic gardeners and has about 50 members. Their aims were to promote an interest in gardening and the growing of flowers, fruit and vegetables, whilst providing a focal point for the exchange of ideas to the advantage of horticulture in the area. These aims still guide the club today and meetings are very much social occasions as the membership mainly comes from towns and villages within a 10 mile radius of the village.
The Club has a full programme of talks on a wide range of topics. There are also social events, visits to gardens and garden shows. The committee extends a warm, friendly welcome to members and visitors throughout the year.
Members are able to freely borrow gardening books from the club library, which is available at each meeting.
Originally the group met in Llechryd but now meet at Boncath Village Hall, on the second Wednesday of the month. The hall has parking, toilets and catering facilities. The Village Hall is approximately 50m from the Post Office/Shop in the centre of the village (see map below)
Programme for 2021
The committee have made the unanimous decision to cancel all further indoor meetings until at least April 2021, when we hope to restart our programme, which will be published here. It may look very similar to last year's programme if all the speakers are willing to re-arrange their visits. A sort of Groundhog Year!
14 April 2021 at 7.30
AGM followed by a talk.
Rising Stars of the Shade Border. Epimediums, Janine Thompson returns to give an illustrated talk on this wonderful spring shade species, which thrives in our conditions.
Last meeting: Report
The garden club socially-distanced barbecue was a very relaxed lunch. Our thanks to Liz & Glyn Thomas for hosting at Abertrinant and also to Ros & Los Hammerton plus everyone who took & served food and drink! Glyn was OC BBQ . Jenny Matthews also brought many plants for sale. We had lovely food and wandered round the garden, and it didn't rain! Amazing. There were about 20 of us, some coming late, others going earlier. It was lovely to be able to chat to everyone. Photos in the gallery below. Report and Photos from Gill Chalk.
From the Chairman:
October has been a month of weather contrasts from warm days to very cold nights, down to minus 0.2 in our poly tunnel, strong winds which have blown many leaves off the trees and heavy rain. Many of our hawthorn trees are a mass of red berries but no leaves, eagerly awaiting the winter thrushes. Starlings are back although they have not yet discovered our bird feeders.
Now we are in lockdown again for 17 days from today, so back to stone cutting and more wall building (weather permitting).
We do not know with any certainty if Christmas will be allowed. No remembrance service this year, no poppies on sale in Tesco or ALDI, and even more disappointing no firework displays!
Is this the new normal?
I hope that you are all finding plenty to keep you occupied, we have lots to do here and are trying remove the Ash trees that have die back. On some of the trees after they have been cut down you can see a purple/brown almost star like pattern on the trunk.
We expect now that the Garden Club will not be able to resume until April 2021,the RHS have cancelled their April Cardiff show. We hope that we can resume with an AGM on 14 April 2021, followed by Janine Thompson talking on Epimideums - Rising Stars of the Shade Border.
Enjoy the Autumn colour, Los
The annual fee is £15.00 per year (April-April, which is our AGM). There is no meeting charge. If you join part way through a year the fee is pro-rata.
The entry charge for visitors to our meetings is £3.00, which includes refreshments.
Garden Visits 2021
These are organised club trips.
Will appear here!
NGS Gardens To Visit
A list of NGS gardens opening in 2021 will appear here once confirmed. These are private gardens open to the public and not organised visits.
Plant & Seed Sales
The club has plant sales at most meetings from March to September and a Seed Exchange in September and October.
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Llechryd & District Garden Club welcomes visitors and new members. Whether you are new to gardening or new to this area we would be very pleased to see you at one of our meetings. If you have any questions about the club, meeting venue, or our programme please use the contact form below (preferred) or telephone 01239 891521