South and Mid Glamorgan

South and Mid Glamorgan branch events 2017

South and Mid Glamorgan branch events 2017

 Sunday 20 August at 2.30pm

Visit Yr Hen Felin, Dyffryn, Cardiff, CF5 6SU

Join us for our BRANCH SUMMER PARTY at Yr Hen Felin, Dyffryn,

This is a delightful garden created within the last twenty or so years by the owner Rozanne Lord. The garden is not generally open to visitors. Our Branch last visited Yr Hen Felin seven years ago when we were captivated by the garden in all its diversity of layout and content, including a rich variety of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, a productive kitchen garden and a wildflower meadow alongside the stream.


Rozanne tells us that A LOT has been done in the garden since we last visited, and she will guide us around sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with us.  The afternoon will be rounded off by a sumptuous tea (we can vouch for this!!!) prepared by Rozanne.

So, do join us and explore the garden and enjoy the company of Rozanne and your fellow members of WHGT.


IT IS ESSENTIAL that numbers of those wishing to attend are given to Rozanne well in advance of our visit.  Last date for booking: 24 JULY

Cost per person: £15 payable when booking. (Refunds not given for cancellations except in exceptional circumstances.)

Booking form here




Wednesday 13th September at 2.30pm

Visit  Penpont, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8EU 

This privately owned Grade I listed house has been home to the same family since it was first built in about 1666.  In 1992 Gavin and Davina Hogg, with their two sons, moved in and opened up the house and grounds for the first time in its history.

Magnificent in its grounds and on the banks of the River Usk, Penpont lies in the middle of a 2000 acre working rural estate. The house is the centre piece of a remarkable group of buildings spanning various periods, including a church, Dower house, stables, workshops, a dovecote on stilts and a 19 century conservatory.

The gardens are not open to the general public so we are privileged in being able to visit them.  They lie in the heart of the Brecon Beacons and are extensive, 45 acres, and include a wide range of habitats, from lawns to woodlands, ornamental to wild areas.  The adjacent landscape and garden is listed as Grade 2*.  The gardens are bisected by the River Usk which forms a natural divide from the south and north garden, and as it flows through it creates its own habitats of natural beauty.  They include the wonderful Green Man Maze and the Elephants Hedge.  The walled gardens are interesting, especially as they are well known for being a very 'green' destination

The visit includes a tour and afternoon tea

For more information see: http://www.penpont.com/page/gardens_and_grounds/

Booking form here


Date for your Diary

Tuesday 26th September at 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm.

·       Talk by Marion on Jane Austen and the landscape gardens mentioned in her books. 
The talk will take
place in the panelled room in Insole Court, Cardiff (as seen on TV!) on   The charge will be £10 for talk and glass of wine with the profit going to the Despenser Gardens Summerhouse restoration fund


·       Talk by Rosie James on the Pettigrews  This will take place on  a morning in November, date and venue to be confirmed