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 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.


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

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   Car share from Rowen, £3 per passenger.

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