West Glamorgan

West Glamorgan Branch

Welcome to the West Glamorgan Branch

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West Glamorgan Programme 2017

Thursday 19th January 2:00pm.
Talk “Using Archives for Garden History Research”
by Kim Collis County Archivist City and County of Swansea, which recently achieved the UK Archives Accreditation Standard. An award achieved by only 50 archives in the UK.

 Thursday 2rd March 2:00pm.
AGM & Talk “How Gardens Grow People”
by Professor Charles Stirton. Distinguished botanist, former Deputy Director at Kew gardens before becoming founding Director National Botanic Garden of Wales 1996-2002.

Thursday 18th May 2:00pm.
Talk “Bishop’s Palace, Abergwili, Carmarthenshire” by Judith Holland Chairman Carmarthenshire Branch of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust. 

Saturday 10th June.
WHGT National AGM.
Hosted by Clwyd Branch. Details to follow.

Tuesday 20th June.
All day coach trip to Hidcote Manor Garden (National Trust) one of England’s great Arts and Crafts gardens and Kiftsgate Court Gardens a private garden, the creation of three generations of women gardeners. Details to follow.

Sunday 23rd July,
Strawberry Tea, Llanmadoc, Gower.  
Details to follow.

Tuesday 12th September.
All day trip to late 18th century Llanover Gardens, near Abergavenny and Nelson Garden, Monmouth, a scene of a tea party held to honour Lord Nelson in 1802. Change from earlier printed programme. Details to follow.

Thursday 19th October 2:00pm.
Talk “The British Oak” by Archie Miles. Professional Photographer and Author of “Heritage Trees Wales” “The British Oak” and “Treescape”.

 Thursday 16th November 2:00pm.
Talk “Heritage of Orchards and Cider Making in Wales” by Jayne Hunt Project Manager for the Heritage of Orchards and Cider making in Wales project.


Branch meetings commence at 2:00pm unless otherwise stated (doors open1:30pm), and are held at:-
St Paul’s  Parish Centre, De La Beche Road, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9AR .
Admission £3:00 including light refreshment. 

Please note admission fees will be collected at the door on your arrival. Non  members welcome.

For further information and bookings please contact  Ann Gardner

Non members are always welcome