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South and Mid Glamorgan branch events 2017

South and Mid Glamorgan branch events 2017


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Sunday 23rd April 2017, from 2.00 – 4.30 in the Cory Education Centre, Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas

 

All members are invited.  Please come and support your Committee.

  

After the business meeting there will be a talk by Simon Baynes who says

   I was honoured to become Chairman of WHGT in June last year not only because it is a thriving and influential organisation across Wales but also because gardens and their history have been a lifelong passion of mine. I grew up at Lake Vyrnwy where my father ran the hotel and I spent many happy hours helping in the large kitchen garden. I studied history at Cambridge and then worked in the financial sector in London for 25 years before returning to Montgomeryshire with my own family. I have just finished writing a book about a house in Wiltshire with landscaping by Repton and my wife Maggie and I are keen gardeners at our home, Bodfach Hall, which is just down the road from Lake Vyrnwy.

   I would like to make my talk more of a discussion in which I hear from you as hardworking and committed members of the South and Mid Glamorgan branch about how we should take the Trust forward to our 30th anniversary in 2019. The Trust is in a strong financial position and membership is rising but there is more that we can do to preserve and promote the historic parks and gardens of Wales.

 

The talk is open to non-members

 

Includes tea/coffee and biscuits

 

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Annual General Meeting

Sunday 23rd April 2017 in the Cory Education Centre, Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas

It would be helpful to have an idea of numbers by April 21st 2017


Visit to Penllergare Valley Woods.  Sunday 26th March 2017. 

Meet at the coffee shop at 10.00am for a 10.30 start

 

Penllergare is a former gentry estate on the outskirts of Swansea which is gradually being restored by the Penllergare Trust.  We can visit the lake and woods, the Observatory and the as-yet-

un-restored walled garden with its Grade 1 listed orchid house. The visit is by private car and will include a guided tour by Bronwen Thomas.

 

Please wear stout shoes and outer wear as the paths, especially in the walled garden, are very rough

 

Parking costs £2.00.  There is a coffee shop and toilets

The entrance is less than five minutes drive south-west from Junction 47 of the M4 and is signposted from the roundabout and the A48.  The main entrance is off the A48, next to the former Council offices (now demolished) SA4 9GJ.  (Please note that some satnavs do not recognise postcode SA4 9GS)

 

For more information see: https://www.penllergare.org/


For bookings and further information please contact

Val Caple                  01446 775794  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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