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Clwyd

About the Group

The group meets at the Holywell Community Centre (by Leisure Centre and Library), North Road, Holywell, Flintshire, 
CH8 7TQ. (map).
Contact
Mike Lennox
t. 07768 423965
e. clwyd@hardy-plant.org.uk
For further information visit the Clwyd Group Facebook Page

2018 Programme

All meetings commence at 7-30pm unless otherwise stated

Tuesday 16th January, 2018
'In the Steps of The Plant Hunter George Forrest'
Ted Brabin

Chairman of the Rhododendron, Camelia and Magnolia North Wales and Northwest Branch.
Knowledgeable garden guide for Ness Gardens. Wirral bee keeper.
Tuesday 20th February, 2018
'Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs for the Garden'
Tony Russell

BBC garden writer and broadcaster. Former Head Forester of Westonbirt Arboretum and editor of the annual publication 'Gardens to Visit'.
Sunday 25th February, 2018   Meet 2-00pm at the garden                                                                                                       
Garden Visit                                                                                                                      
Clwydfryn, Bodfari, Denbighshire LL16 4HU. Admission £4 garden only, £2.50 for tea/coffee and cake.
Funds to the NGS supporting several charities. .
Contact group to sign up for this visit for Clwyd members and invited friends and family.
Garden open regularly for NGS.   
Tuesday 20th March, 2018
'A Potpourri of Favourite Plants and Gardens'
HPS Clwyd Group members

A camaraderie of colourful characters!
This meeting will also feature the 11th Annual General Meeting.
Tuesday 17th April, 2018
'Climbers and Other Favourite Garden Plants'
Jim Almond

Experienced speaker from Shropshire, specialising in alpine and dwarf bulbs.
Plant Heritage collection holder (Juno Iris) and an accomplished photographer.
Sunday 20th May, 2018 10.30am to 1.30pm
Plant Sale at the Holywell Community Centre, near Leisure Centre and Library. CH8 7TQ 
Invited nurseries and members' plants stalls; tombola; refreshments and homemade cakes.
Members of the public are very welcome. Free admission and free parking.
Sunday 10th June, 2018.
Garden Visit
Admission £3, £5 including tea & cake, money to Educate a Girl, in Lahore, Pakistan.
Meet 2pm at garden or 1.15pm Holywell for car share.
Group members and invited friends and family only for garden visits. Contact Group for details
Wednesday 11th July, 2018
Coach Trip to the beautifully restored Trentham Gardens Staffordshire, including show gardens, large garden centre, many shops and restaurants. Cost £20 per person for transport and garden entry. Pick-up in Holywell and Ewloe, specify on booking.
Group members and invited friends and family only for coach trip.
Tuesday 18th September, 2018
'Bulbs Flower All Year Round'
David Toyne

Horticultural and Garden Consultant and Lecturer from Ruthin, Denbighshire with a great love of plants, travel and photography.
Tuesday 16th October, 2018
'Flowers of the Peloponnese – autumn bulbs and spring orchids'
Jack Swan

Trained at Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Long career as an arborist to include Arborist in Charge at Jodrell Bank Arboretum.
Tuesday 20th November, 2018
'The Making of a Show Garden'
Carolyn Hardern

Garden designer from Cheshire. Winner of many medals at RHS Tatton Shows and other prestigious flower shows.

2017 Programme

All meetings commence at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated.

Tuesday 17th January, 2017 
“Garden Design”
Jeff Bates

Full time horticultural lecturer for over 20 years, now self-employed horticulturist, garden designer and lecturer from Derby.
Tuesday 21st February, 2017 
“A Passion for Heucheras”
Vicky Fox

Runs Plantagogo with her husband Richard in Crewe, Cheshire and has won many RHS medals. She also holds the National Plant Collections of Heuchera and Heucherella.
Sunday 26th February, 2017 
Garden Visit
Snowdrop Walk, 300 plus varieties. Glog Ddu, Llangernyw, Abergele LL22 8PS

Admission £3.00, home-made soup and roll £2.00, money to 'Safe Child Africa'.
Meet noon at garden or 11am in Holywell for car share. Limited parking.
Group members and invited friends and family only for garden visits.
Tuesday 21st March, 2017 
“HPS Clwyd Group - Our First 10 Years”. See how far we have come.
Christine Price-Morris, Clwyd Group Chairman

This meeting will also feature the 10th Annual General Meeting.
Tuesday 18th April, 2017
“Photographing Your Garden”
Joe Wainwright

A local photographer with over 30 years’ experience; award winner in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competitions; a National Garden Scheme registered photographer and a National Trust photography permit holder.
Sunday 21st May, 2017 10.30am to 1.30pm
Plant Sale
At the Holywell Community Centre, near Leisure Centre and Library. CH8 7TQ
Invited nurseries and members' plants stalls; tombola; refreshments and homemade cakes.
Members of the public are very welcome. Free admission and free parking.
Tuesday 20th June, 2017 at 7pm
Garden Visit
Brynbella Gardens (HHA), Tremeirchion, St. Asaph LL17 0UE.

Admission £4. Meet 7pm at garden or 6.30pm in Holywell for car share. Limited parking.
Pub opposite garden for refreshments, if required.
Group members and invited friends and family only for garden visits.
Sunday 16th July, 2017 from 2pm
Garden Party
Ty’n y Caeau, Mynydd Llan, Babell, Holywell CH8 8QD.
 
Show competitions – photographs and flowers, details to be announced.
Group members and invited friends and family only for garden visits.
Sunday 6th August, 2017 
Garden Visit
Plas Cadnant, Menai Bridge. LL59 5NH.

Details/time to be announced. 
Tuesday 19th September, 2017 
Gardeners Question Time
Various
Details to be announced.
Tuesday 17th October, 2017 
“They think it’s all over – Autumn Colour in the Garden”
Stuart Dixon

From Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire. Horticultural lecturer, writer, broadcaster on numerous gardening subjects.
Tuesday 21st November, 2017 
Pottertons Nursery Quiz
Rob Potterton

Rob is from Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. Runs a full-time nursery with his wife, specialising in alpines, dwarf bulbs and woodland plants.
This is an amusing, light hearted, nursery and plant orientated quiz with special spot prizes awarded - always popular but demands audience participation.

2016 Programme

Tuesday 19th January, 2016
“Bees and Plants”
Ted Brabin
Plants the bees need throughout the year, beehive construction, honey available and humourous stories along the way.
Ted Brabin - Wirral Beekeeper and a Friend of Ness Gardens.

Tuesday 16th February, 2016 
“The Lost Sub-tropical gardens of La Chaire in Jersey”
Tony Russell
writer, broadcaster and leader of garden tours.

Sunday 28th February, 2016 at 2pm
Garden Visit
Snowdrop Walk, Aberclwyd Manor, Derwen, Corwen LL21 9SF
Admission £3.50. Refreshments available. Meet 2pm at garden or 1pm in Holywell for car share.Group members and invited friends only for garden visits.

Tuesday 15th March, 2016 
“An HPS Autumn Weekend”
Sue Morris, Diana Williams and Caryl Kennerley
Clwyd group committee members. This meeting will also feature the Annual General Meeting.

Tuesday 19th April, 2016 
“A Seed for Thought”
Carol Madden
a former nursery owner and presenter on BBC Radio Merseyside. She is a founding member of the HPS Clwyd Group formed in March 2007.

Sunday 8th May, 2016 11am to 2pm
Plant Sale
At the Holywell Community Centre, near Leisure Centre and Library. CH8 7TQ
Invited nurseries and members' plants stalls; tombola; refreshments and homemade cakes. Members of the public are very welcome. Free admission and free parking.

Wednesday 15th June, 2016 at 2pm
Garden Visit
Bodrhyddan Hall and Gardens, Rhuddlan LL18 5SB. Admission £3 Gardens or £7 Hall and Gardens. Plants for sale. Refreshments available. Meet 2pm at garden or 1.30pm in Holywell for car share.
Group members and invited friends only for garden visits.

Wednesday 13th July, 2016 
Coach Trip
Arley Hall Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire and Bluebell Cottage gardens, Dutton, Cheshire. £20.
Plant nurseries at both gardens, opportunity to buy. Pick-ups Mold and Holywell, specify on booking.
Group members & invited friends only for coach trip.

Tuesday 20th September, 2016 
“My Lady Gardeners”
Howard Drury
from Birmingham. Horticultural broadcaster, speaker, lecturer, writer, adviser. “I use the latest computer, projection and audio technology to make my talks much more of an experience rather than just a lecture.”

Tuesday 18th October, 2016 
“Herbaceous Perennials Old and New”
Peter Foley
from Clitheroe, Lancashire, Former owner of Holden Clough nursery, Lancashire. Plantsman, lecturer and broadcaster.

Tuesday 15th November, 2016 
“Tales from the Bothy/Cuttings from a Gardener’s Diary”
Sam Youd
from Knutsford, Cheshire, Head Gardener at Tatton 1983-2012.
Founder Japanese Garden Society in Britain.


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