LATEST NEWS: Covid Requirements for Boncath Hall 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
PROTOCOL FOR TALKS
Covid rules in existence at any time will be followed.
We are allowed to use the kitchen so tea and coffee will be available after the talk. The raffle will be held as normal, tickets cost 50p each. Please put the money in the tin provided and take a ticket already folded as this will save handling change.
Wearing a face mask in the hall is required unless you have a reasonable excuse not to do so. Additionally we have to have the entrance and emergency exit doors and all the windows open to provide through ventilation, so please dress accordingly! Seats will be spaced and arranged in pairs. Visitors will be asked to sign in with their contact details but members will be ticked off our master list. There will be no library at this meeting.
There is no admission fee for visitors and there is no membership fee payable until April 2022. We hope to see you there.
Wednesday 13th October 2021 at 7.30pm
"Woodland & Rock Gardening at Aberglasney" with Joseph Atkins
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.
THERE WILL BE A FREE SEED EXCHANGE AT THIS MEETING SO PLEASE BRING ANY SPARE SEED, LABELLED AND PACKETED.
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 are fully re-opened so you may wish to take a day out there.
Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 7.30pm
Christmas Social with a Welsh Theme
Details to follow
Last meeting: Report
What a great turnout for our first meeting in 18 months! Forty of you attended and the committee would like to thank you for your support and for following our Covid protocols.
It was wonderful to see old friends and meet several new members at our first indoor meeting with Paul Green of Greens Leaves Nursery, who arrived with a huge range of choice seasonal plants from his nursery at Newent in Gloucestershire. Paul kept us well entertained expounding the virtues of a range of grasses, shrubs and perennials, which were eagerly snapped up as the meeting ended!
Los detailed the format of the December meeting and suggested members might wish to make their own unique seed boxes, from any material, to display at the Christmas Social. Envelopes were available for seed collecting for the October Seed Swap.
We look forward to seeing you in October and don't forget your seeds!
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 currently suspended until April 2022.
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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 Club Visits 2022
These are organised club trips.
NGS Gardens 2022
These are private gardens open to the public and not organised club visits. See NGS.ORG.UK for full details.
Plant Sales and Seed Swaps
From 2022 the club will have plant sales at every meetings from March to October and a Seed Swap in September and October.
NEXT SEED SWAP IS 13 OCTOBER 2021.
PLEASE MAKE SURE SEED IS LABELLED AND IN A SECURE ENVELOPE/PACKET
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