LATEST NEWS: Some summer visits arranged, see below
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 September 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!
There are some summer visits planned and here is the first:
Saturday 15th May 2021 Bluebell Wood visit
In May 2017 we visited Anne and Grae Young’s garden to see the bluebell wood, arboretum, orchard, meadows and poly tunnel, which we all enjoyed. There are many paths through the wood covered with bluebells and the scent is wonderful.
Ros has been speaking with Anne, who will be opening again during May. As we are now able to meet outdoors in groups up to 30 we think this would be an excellent way to restart the Garden Club. Social distancing is easy and it would be very nice to meet up again, meet at 2 pm at the car park.
The address is Pant y Llyn, Blaencoed, Cynwyl Elfed, SA33 6HH, Tel no. 01267 281478
There is no charge for the garden visit but donations welcomed for Abernant Church and Water Aid. Please give generously. If it is wet remember your umbrella as under current guidance we will not be allowed indoors. Tea and cake may be available more later.
Directions – It is a little difficult to find
Follow either A484 or B4333 from Newcastle Emlyn to Cynwyl Elfed. Go through village; turn right at golf course/Talog sign. Follow this road until signpost to Talog/Abernant, take this road, follow road past Blaen Farm on left to crossroads by Maes y Deri Farm (white building with name on wall).
Turn right towards Blaen-y-Coed, follow road for ¾ mile. Blaenbran Farm on right, at telephone pole turn left, signposted Pant y Llyn. ¼ mile down drive to parking area, if dry in field if wet on drive (limited space so please park carefully).
Last meeting: Report
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.
The entry charge for visitors to our meetings is £3.00, which includes refreshments.
Garden Visits 2022
These are organised club trips.
Dates for your diary:
15 May Bluebell Woods Visit see programme for full details.
22 May Plant sale at Penralltyddol, Eglwyswrw, Crymych, SA41 3PS between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. All proceeds in aid of Club funds. If you have any seedlings that are spare or have been dividing plants and have some surplus, why not donate them to the Club. Bring them with you on the day or drop them around to us beforehand. The arrangements will be as last year, the plants will all be on the driveway, labelled and priced accordingly. Parking at the top of the drive. Ros has this years NGS yellow book for anyone who would like one.
We plan an outdoor event, a talk by Helen Warrington at her Ty Cwm nursery, Penffordd, Llanybydder SA40 9XE on 10 July. She will be demonstrating propagation techniques using live material outside in the nursery. Her daughter's cafe will be open and of course there will be many beautiful plants for sale.
On 24 July, between 1.00 and 5.00, we will be visiting the home of Ian Hampshire for a social afternoon in his garden and afternoon tea. More details later.
NGS Gardens To Visit
These are private gardens open to the public and not organised club visits.
Under the National Open Garden Scheme on Wednesday 26 May between 11 am and 4 pm Pont Trecynny, Garn Gelli Hill, Fishguard, SA65 9SR will be open. A garden of contrasts with formal topiary, exotic palms, grass meadows, orchards and vegetables. Ros and Los will be going in the morning, we have never been before, and you may like to join us. Admission is £5, no refreshments. Pre-booking is essential, please phone 01348 873040 or email [email protected] for information and booking. Parking limited in lay-by opposite the garden.
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