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cottage gardens study day
WHGT Gwynedd branch are holding a study day on
Saturday 29th October at the Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge
10.30am Coffee or tea on arrival
11.00am The History of Cottage Garden
Talk by Sue Griffith, Chairman of the North Wales Branch of the Cottage Garden Society
How the cottage gardens of the past have a lasting influence
12.00 Creating a Cottage Garden
Kate Mortimer will tell us about her garden and smallholding near Holyhead
1.00pm Finger Buffet Lunch
2.00pm Beaumaris Allotments
Christine Newsham will talk about the plots, followed by a visit to see gardens there planted in the cottage garden style.
£20.00 per person includes coffee, lunch and the lectures. booking form here
Please return the form to Christine Newsham, Tan Y Coed, Llanfaes. Beaumaris, Anglesey, LL58 8RF by Friday 21st October.
The Victoria Hotel is in Telford Road, Menai Bridge. LL59 5DR.
Drive right round the roundabout on the Anglesey side of the Telford Bridge, The hotel is on the right before you reach the High Street. There is ample parking.
Meeting at Picton Castle Sept 9th
Revival of the Pembrokeshire branch
Meeting Friday Sept 9
Picton Castle at 6.00 pm
You are invited to a meeting to re-establish the Pembrokeshire branch.
Guest speaker Bettina Harden will give a talk on
"Capability Brown in Wales''
For further details contact Stephen Watkins
WHGT Small Grants Scheme 2016
Welsh Historic Gardens Trust Small Grants Scheme
This scheme is now being run for the third year.
This scheme is to support historic parks and gardens throughout Wales involved with small conservation projects, site surveys, and projects which promote public access, interest and enjoyment.
Apply for a grant
WHGT will award the first grants of up to £500 in November 2016
For Application form : click here
Terms and Conditions: click here
Applications must be submitted by 31 October. Successful applications will be made public by the end of 2016
Can you help to make the WHGT Small Grants Scheme Great?
Please donate generously so that this scheme can be sustainable to support the conservation of Welsh gardens.
Cheques may also be sent to: WHGT Small Grants Scheme,
To make your donation go further please consider a gift aid declaration.
discover the work of William Emes
William Emes 1729/30-1803
Discover the 18th century landscape designer and his work in Wales, the North West and the Midlands
Saturday 1st October at Chirk Castle
10.00 - 4.00
Speaker Prue Keely Davies
Prue recently wrote a dissertation on Emes for her MA in Garden History
Special roof access for an aerial view
Exhibition of Emes drawings and plans
Afternoon walk through the garden to the Emes ‘Seat of Retreat’
See booking details here
Ice Houses of Wales
Ice Houses of Wales
Can you help?
a) check the accuracy of ice-house observations and the locations – are the descriptions and the map grid references correct?