Garden Visiting in May

May is a lovely time of year to visit gardens. Last weekend I visited two, and at both gardens the owners said their gardens were about 4/5 weeks behind, which is about the same as my garden here. However, don’t let the fact that the seasons are bit upside down put you off!

The NGS (National Garden Scheme) publishes “The Yellow Book” each year, which details all the gardens in the country, over 3700 which open for the NGS. They also have a very handy website, where you can search for gardens that are open near your location, ideal if you are going away on holiday.

Last year, the NGS donated £2.6 million pounds to a variety of caring charities, so when you visit an NGS open garden, you make a difference.

woodland garden

Tanybryn Garden, Bontddu.

Later this month several local NGS gardens are open including Craig y Ffynnon in Dolgellau 11th and 12 May, Bryn Gwern, Llanfachreth 12th May and Tanybryn, Bontddu on the 26th May.

Much closer to home two of our members;- Elaine Watt and Val Killick have kindly invited members of the Gardening club to visit their gardens on the 20th May, starting at 2.00 p.m. in Elaine’s garden. Please note, there is nowhere to park at Elaine’s.

A final reminder that our meeting next Monday, May 13th 2013 at 7.00 p.m. is a flower arranging demonstration by NAFAS flower arranger Mrs. Eleanor Griffiths, this promises to be an interesting and informative evening and visitors are welcome.