LATEST NEWS: Talks to recommence in September 2021 and Summer Visits arranged.
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
Wednesday 8th September 2021 at 7.30pm
"Dark and Desirable" with Paul Green
Greens Leaves Nursery is a specialist plant nursery supplying a wide selection of choice, rare and unusual plants all grown at Newent in Gloucestershire. Paul Green will be our very welcome speaker at the first club meeting for 18 months. He is a huge fan of dark plants and his talk “Dark and Desirable” promises to excite and enthuse us all.
Wednesday 13th October 2021 at 7.30pm
"Woodland & Rock Gardening at Aberglasney" with Joseph Atkins
It has been a difficult time for our wonderful local gardens, unable to open for visitors or have their volunteers in to keep the gardens and plants maintained to their high standards. We are privileged to have Joseph Atkins, Head Gardener and Director of Operations give us a talk on “Woodland and Rock Gardening at Aberglasney” drawing on his years of experience and personal knowledge of the garden in all seasons.
Wednesday 10th November 2021 at 7.30pm
"Big Leaves for Exotic Effect" with Roddy Milne
Situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Picton’s 13th century castle is surrounded by a spectacular 40 acre RHS Partner Garden. Head Gardener Roddy Milne will give an illustrated talk “Big Leaves for Exotic Effect” and hopefully bring some very large, exotic leaves to surprise us. The Castle, gardens and all attractions will be fully re-open from 17th May so you may wish to take a day out there.
Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 7.30pm
Details to follow
There are also some summer visits planned - see Garden Visits.
Last meeting: Report
A big thank you to everyone who brought and bought plants at our Plant Sale on Saturday 22nd May. It was good to see new faces amongst our members too, as well as meeting up with old friends. The brilliant sum of £352.50 was raised for club funds and will go towards future speakers.
Thank you to Ros and Los for hosting the event and providing refreshments, as well as Jenny and Liz who sold the plants as fast as they arrived. We also got a break with the weather!
Membership and Visitor fees have been waived until our next AGM in April 2022 so this is a great opportunity to take advantage of free membership and all it offers.
Our next event will take place at Ty Cwm nursery on 10 July, but if you want to get out and about before then we have now listed some new NGS gardens, Cae Hir Open Days and Cilgerran Fruit & Nut Open Day on the same day as a CGA Plant Fair at the Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran.
The annual fee is £15.00 per year (April-April, which is our AGM) and includes refreshments. There is no meeting charge. If you join part way through a year the fee is pro-rata.
MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE WAIVED UNTIL 13/4/22
The entry charge for visitors to our meetings is £3.00, which includes refreshments.
NO VISITOR FEES UNTIL 13/4/22
ENJOY SIX MONTHS FREE MEMBERSHIP
Garden Visits 2021
These are organised club trips.
Saturday 10th July at 2.00pm
We plan an outdoor event, a talk by Helen Warrington at her Ty Cwm nursery, Penffordd, Llanybydder SA40 9XE
She will be demonstrating propagation techniques using live material outside in the nursery. Holly's Cafe will be open and of course there will be many beautiful plants for sale.
Saturday 24th July 1.00pm-5.00pm
We will be visiting the home of Ian Hampshire for a social afternoon in his garden and afternoon tea. More details later.
NGS Gardens 2021
These are private gardens open to the public and not organised club visits. See ngs.org.uk for full details.
Sun 23 May & Sun 13 June, DWYNANT, Golden Grove, Carmarthen SA32 8LT from 10.30-5 NEW for 2021
Sat 29 May & Sun 13 June, FFYNNON LAS, Ffosyffin, Aberaeron SA46 0HB from 11-5 NEW for 2021
Sat 29 May & Sat 7 August, SKANDA VALE HOSPICE, Saron, Llandysul SA44 5DY from 11-5 NEW for 2021
Plant & Seed Sales
The club has plant sales at most meetings from March to September and a Seed Exchange in September and October.
Cae Hir Gardens will be having open days on Sunday & Monday 30th-31st May 2021, (10-5 Sun, 10-4 Mon) together with a Plant Market. Several local growers, free entry to the gardens and free parking. Tea Room open. Toilet.
Cribyn, nr. Lampeter SA48 7NG
Sat 5th June 11-3 on the football field
All are welcome. Why not combine this with the Plant Fair?
Ceredigion Growers Association will be holding a Plant Fair on the meadow at the Welsh Wildlife Centre on Sat 5th June 2021 from 10-3. Free entry and Free parking.
Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran SA43 2TB
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