Welcome

Welcome to the website for Dyffryn and Talybont Gardening Club.

We are a friendly and lively garden club serving Dyffryn Ardudwy and surrounding areas. Our meetings are held on the second Monday of every month in the Church Hall in Dyffryn Ardudwy at 7.00 p.m.

We have a varied programme of speakers throughout the year covering a wide range of gardening and horticultural related topics. We also arrange at least one ‘Garden Visit’ during the summer months.

The skill level of our members range from husband, wife or partner of a gardener to expert – so all levels of expertise are welcome; please do not feel you have to be a ‘good gardener'”!

A highlight of our yearly programme is the summer show, which takes place in August at the Village Hall in Dyffryn Ardudwy. We also put on a Spring Show in March (in the Church Hall).

Our membership fee for the year is £5.00 and this covers your entry into the monthly meeting, with tea and coffee provided. At the monthly meeting we hold a raffle. There is also a sales table, where members may donate plants, spare produce, home-made jams. The monies raised by the sales table goes to our chosen charity. Each year the club supports a local charity, and currently it is the Air Ambulance.

If you would like to know more about our gardening club, please do not hesitate to contact me using the contact form.  If you would like to pop along to one of our meetings as a guest, I would be delighted to meet you, ‘show you the ropes’ and introduce you to other members. If you are holidaying in the area and would like to come to one of meetings, we would be happy to welcome you as a guest.

If this is your first visit, please use the buttons under the picture at the top of the page to explore our website. The most recent events will be found under ‘home’.

I look forward to meeting you.

Karen Hall,
Chairman,
on behalf of Dyffryn and Talybont Gardening Club.

Recent Posts

The best gardens in Wales…

Our May meeting saw the BBC broadcaster and writer Tony Russell take us on a whirlwind tour of some of his personal favourites among Welsh gardens. He is also a coordinator for the North Wales Festival of Gardens, started last year, and many of the ones he chose were, ressuringly, in the north.

Plas Brondanw, image courtesy of gardenvisit.com

But not all… One of his personal favourites is Dyffryn, now run by the National Trust, near Cardiff, which has superb summer borders.

Dyffryn Gardens, image courtesy The National Trust

and there are other gardens for all seasons, such as the Dingle, great for autumn colour,

The Dingle, again from gardenvisit.com

and Erddig, near Wrexham, which he thinks is at its best in winter ‘when you can really see the structure of the garden’, with its topiary and pleached limes.

And there are also gardens reflecting all periods and types of garden design, from Dyffryn’s grand-tour-inspired recreation of a Pompeiian garden to modern designs such as those at Veddw. Really, we are very lucky – and many members will have left the meeting with a whole new appreciation of the sheer variety of wonderful Welsh gardens. And with lots of prospective visits in mind!

 

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