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
Two outdoor summer meetings have been arranged, see below.
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 31st July from 2.00pm-5.00pm
Ian Hampshire extends a warm welcome to all club members and their partners to Gilfachgam, Cilrhedyn, Llanfyrnach, SA35 0AD.
Telephone 01239 698135.
Hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cake and trifle are being provided by Ian and the Club Committee. There is a free raffle, a prize quiz, boules game, skittles and a horseshoe game all available for us to enjoy with small prizes. Our thanks to Ian for arranging this.
Bring an umbrella if the weather is unsettled and if you have a folding seat please bring it although there is plenty of seating. Covid rules and regulations in force on the day will be observed, the wearing of masks will not be necessary.
Directions: From Abercych take the road which runs alongside the Nag's Head all the way to Cilrhedyn, go through the village and you will pass Cadifor Hall. Gilfachgam is 100 yards further up the hill on the left hand side. There is a wind turbine opposite the entrance, two mirrors on the right and balloons on the telegraph pole will indicate the drive entrance. 500 yards down the drive to the house and parking. This is a single track lane and a set of balloons will indicate a car passing point. You can also come from Newcastle Emlyn on the B4333 Carmarthen road, then take the B4299 to Bryn Iwan and Cilrhedyn.
We hope many of you will join us for a happy afternoon.
NGS Gardens 2021
These are private gardens open to the public and not organised club visits. See ngs.org.uk for full details.
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.
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