About the Group
The group meets in the Williams Memorial Hall, Main Road, Coychurch, Bridgend CF35 5HD. (map)
For full details visit the South Wales Group website
All meetings commence at 2.00pm unless otherwise stated
|Sunday January 13th, 2019
‘Blackthorn Nursery through the seasons – Glorious June’
|Saturday February 16th, 2019 Please note change of date from Sunday to Saturday
Richard will be bringing plants for sale.
|Saturday March 16th, 2019
‘The subtle art and exact science of pruning’
|Saturday April 6th, 2019
AGM followed by
‘The Spring Flowering of Crete’
Chris will be bringing plants for sale
|Saturday May 25th, 2019
Members Plant Sale at Lesser Town Hall, Cowbridge.
This is an important fund-raising event for the Group – bring plants or cakes if you can, but otherwise just be tempted by the plants and enjoy the refreshments.
Doors open 9.00am for donations of plants and cakes, at 9.30am for group members and 10.00am for general public. Sale ends at 12.30 midday.
|Thursday June 27th, 2019
Coach Trip to West Wales, Treffgarne Hall near Haverfordwest and Llwyngarreg near Whitland.
We are heading west so an earlier start this time for the Cardiff West and Sarn pick-ups and a more leisurely start for our western members. We will be visiting 2 gardens that are open under the NGS and by appointment. In the morning we will visit Treffgarne Hall near Haverfordwest which has a stunning hilltop location with panoramic views and a 4 acre garden planted for year round interest. In the afternoon we will visit Llwyngarreg, near Whitland, a garden started in 2000 from a 2 acre field and now reaching maturity, containing many rarities, with a 40m perennial border, a woodland area, wildlife ponds, gravel terraces and a sunken garden with exotics. There will be tea/coffee with biscuits in the morning and tea/coffee and cake in the afternoon. As usual bring your packed lunch. The cost of the trip will be approximately £29 depending on numbers.
|Saturday August 17th, 2019
Coach Trip to Walled Garden Nursery near Malmesbury and Miserden Manor near Stroud.
First we will stop at the Walled Garden Nursery, a small nursery near Malmsbury which specialises in Clematis and other climbers, with some shrubs and perennials. There are no toilet facilities so we will make a brief comfort stop at the nearest services beforehand. There are no teas available so bring a flask or pick up a drink at the services. In the afternoon we will visit the gardens of Miserden Manor near Stroud which has a walled garden, a notable topiary yew walk designed by Lutyens and mixed borders with roses, clematis, shrubs and perennials. There are spectacular views over a deer park and the rolling Cotswold hills beyond. It also has a nursery with an extensive range of plants. There will be a ‘cream tea’ available with scone, cream and jam and tea/coffee before departure. As usual bring a packed lunch to eat on the coach.
The cost of the trip will be approximately £30 depending on numbers.
|Sunday, September 1st, 2019 from 2 pm
Members Garden Visit.
Sue Duffield’s garden
Sue welcomes us to visit and tells us “The garden is about 0.3 of an acre and is mostly flat. There is a large lawn, trees, flower beds with shrubs and perennials, 2 greenhouses, a fruit cage and a wildlife pond under construction. I have a large collection of pelargoniums including many unusual species pelargoniums a lot of these are in pots on the patio. There is a collection of Aeoniums and other exotics.”
|Saturday, October 19th, 2019
'The Cottage Garden into the 21st century'
|Saturday, November 16th, 2019
'The Gardens of Cork and Waterford'
|Saturday, December 7th, 2019
'Making the Most of a Small Garden'
|Saturday, January 18th, 2020
'Hardy, Unusual, but Obtainable Plants'
|Sunday, February 16th, 2020
'Blackthorn Nursery through the seasons: July to October'
|Saturday, March 21st, 2020
|Saturday, April 18th, 2020
'For Us, not Them'
|20th January, 2018
'Ferns - Fancy Fronds?'
Sue and Brian Dockerill
|24th February, 2018
|18th March, 2018
|21st April, 2018
'Buy it, plant it, kill it'
|Thursday 24th May, 2018
Coach trip Caves Folly nursery, Colwall near Malvern,
plus a visit to Perrycroft Gardens, Colwall.
|Saturday 26th May, 2018
Members Plant sale at Lesser Town Hall, Cowbridge.
Open for members from 9.00 am – 12.00 Open for public from 10.00 to 12noon.
|Thursday 21st June to Sunday 24th, 2018
Weekend away to Hampshire.
|Sunday 22nd July, 2018
Members and Friends Garden Visit
|Saturday 18th August, 2018
Coach trip Kilver Court in Somerset, plus a
visit to a Piet Oudolph garden, Hauser & Wirth.
|Sunday 9th September, 2018
'Primulas – A diverse range of plants'
|Saturday October 20th, 2018
EGM – regarding amendments to Constitution.
Hilary will be bringing plants for sale. To pre-order ring 01905888098 www.grafton-nursery.co.uk/
|Saturday November 17th, 2018
‘Water plants & gardens’
Richard will be bringing plants for sale, to pre-order ring 01905888098 – Penlan Perennials. www.penlanperennials.co.uk/
|Saturday December 15th, 2018
‘Bulbs for the unusual’
Ross will be bringing plants for sale. To pre-order ring 01684540416. Old Court Nursery www.autumnasters.co.uk/
Tea/Coffee and mince pies to be provided.