LATEST NEWS: All meetings cancelled until January 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 2020-21
The committee have made the unanimous decision to cancel all further indoor meetings for 2020. Meetings may possibly start again in January 2021.
13 January 2021 at 7.30
Gardens Under Cover - non-human input
We welcome back Mike Snow who will enlighten us to the unseen heroes who keep the soil in good heart. Bacteria, fungi, mites, beetles, worms, slugs and snails, all usually out of sight but busy keeping the habitats and our planet a going concern.
10 February 2021 at 7.30
Seed & Propagation Secrets!
After a lifetime of gardening and 18 years of running Ty Cwm Nursery, Helen Warrington has decided to share her propagation secrets! The magic of seed, identifying, collecting, storing and germinating. Cuttings from soft and hard wood and perennial plant division. Tricks to help you make more plants for free!
10 March 20121 at 7.30
Looking East - Botanical Tales from China
We welcome back Nick Wray, Curator of Bristol Botanic Gardens, who was awarded the RHS Associate of Honour for his distinguished service to horticulture with over 30 years service. In 2001 the decision was taken to relocate the Botanic Garden more centrally and Nick worked with a small team to help plan the move through an intensive four year period, which culminated in the garden's successful transplant in 2005. He will talk about his visit to Guangzhou city and the Yingde Mountains to meet tea growers (Yingde tea is famous throughout China) and see the Yingde Karst stone landscape and its quarries.
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:
Starting in September the newsletter will be sent monthly and your photographs and contributions are always welcome. It would be nice to see some Autumn colour.
If you can save some of the seeds from your plants as they mature as we might be able to start the new year with a seed swap. Store them in envelopes marked clearly what they are and when you picked them.
Jerry and Val Wakeman of Newport Gardening Club have some CROCOSMIA “LUCIFER’ bulbs that are free to a good home. If you would like any please contact them direct on 01239 821023
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 2020
These are organised club trips.
Due to Covid-19 all club garden visits are cancelled for 2020. we hope to re-arrange them for 2021!
NGS Gardens To Visit:
As of July some NGS gardens are beginning to re-open, but without toilet or catering facilities. See the NGS website for further information.
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