Gardening Club

Rowen Gardening Club was founded in 2000 as a Rowen WI millennium project. Activities include:

  • Evening meetings at Rowen Memorial Hall, with a wide variety of talks.
  • Plant swaps at meetings.
  • Visits to members’ gardens, always with a tea party.
  • Harvest Supper
  • Visits to gardens further afield.
  • New Year lunch.
  • Our meetings and visits are very sociable, and they include plenty of home-made cake.
  • We welcome suggestions for speakers and garden visits.
  • New members are welcome.
  • You do not need to have a 4-acre garden, or even live in Rowen.
  • We have members within a 10-mile radius of Rowen.
  • Members can get a discount at some local garden centres, including 10% at Snowdonia Nurseries, Glan Conwy.   Bodnant Plant Centre gives a 10% discount on plants to Bodnant Welsh Food Centre loyalty card holders.

Please phone 01492 650764 or email kath.barrar@outlook.com for details.

p1000569The picture shows an Apple Tree Pruning Workshop with Ian Sturrock Welsh Fruit Trees, at a member’s garden in 2015.

2017 summer programme
Wed 21st June Garden Visit to two linked NGS gardens, 33 Bryn Twr and Lynton, Abergele LL22 8DD. One formal garden with a stunning wisteria and the other “a plant collector’s heaven”.

Cost per person = £6 person includes both gardens.  Refreshments extra.

Directions: From Market St, Abergele take A548 at traffic lights, signposted Llanfair TH. Bryn Twr is third road on left.

Car sharers, please give your driver £3.

See https://www.ngs.org.uk/?bf-garden=12570

Fri 30th June, 2pm to 4pm.  Visit to Kath and Pete Barrar’s garden at River View, Ty’n y Groes, near Ty Gobaith.  Refreshments provided.  Roses and lavender in flower, and great views of the Afon Conwy. Suggested donation £2.50 to charity.  Limited parking.

Wed 12th July at 2pm.   Visit to Peter and Jane Barnes’ sculpture garden at Cae Asaph, Llanbedr y Cennin.  Donation to a charity of Peter and Jane’s choice.   4×4 shuttle service from Tal y Bont Memorial Hall.   See http://pete-sculptor.co.uk/

Wed 2nd August at 1.30pm.   Visit to Mr and Mrs Manifold’s NGS garden, Tudor Cottage,  Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay LL29 8LJ. Various levels, full of interest, statues, ponds and a folly. Lovely views. Steep steps and uneven paths, take care!   £2 per person, tea and biscuits.   See https://www.ngs.org.uk/?bf-garden=26021   Car share from Rowen, £3 per passenger.

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