The Club’s monthly meetings at the Training Centre are cancelled for the foreseeable future due the coronavirus pandemic.
We will be exploring alternative ways for club members to keep in touch.
Our meetings are usually held on the fourth Friday of the month at 1 p.m. in Glynneath Training Centre.
A welcome addition to the Club’s monthly meetings is the opportunity to add to our garden plants from the range that Graham Morris brings for sale. Well established and at a very reasonable price. Graham is also on hand to give advice on the best conditions for the plants to thrive.
Meetings planned for 2019: (details to be updated when known)
25th January: Annual gardening quiz hosted by Graham Morris
22nd February: The Neath Tennant Canal – an illustrated talk by Mr. Mike Jones
22nd March: Planning a Sensory Garden – led by Helen Wagner with members’ participation
26th April: Creating a Seasonal Floral Arrangement – demonstrations by Mrs Mary Edwards
24th May: “My garden – Winter to Summer”. An illustrated talk by local renowned gardener and plants woman, Mrs. Lorraine Rudd
28th June: “Some Cerdigion Gardens”. An illustrated talk by Mrs Pat Wilkie. Pat gave an enjoyable and informative talk about Christopher Lloyd and Great Dixter last year.
26th July: To be decided
16th August: N.B. change of date to avoid clash with Summer Bank Holiday. The suggestion has been made that we visit Lorraine Rudd’s garden. Details to be circulated when available.
27th September: To be decided. A reminder that the Glynneath Horticultural Show will be held earlier in the month – on Saturday, 7th, and the trip to the RHS Autumn Show is planned for Saturday, 28th.
25th October: The AGM followed by an invited speaker.
22nd November: Making Seasonal Decorations and early seasonal nibbles.
December: No meeting
January 2020 – Graham has already been booked for the annual quiz.
If a speaker gives permission, the presentation is attached below the date of the meeting. Click on the title of the presentation.
The programme planned for 2018
22nd June – A Celebration of the Club’s 10th Anniversary
Some photos of the event
18th May – The Fauna of Neath Port Talbot with Dr. Charles Nipkin
27th April – Wild Flowers in a Woodland Garden with Mr. John Roach
23rd March – The National Garden Scheme with Mr. Bob Priddle
23rd February – Welsh Historic Gardens with Mrs. Ann Gardner
26th January – Group Quiz hosted by Graham Morris. Renewal of annual subscription of £12
The Programme for 2017
27th October – the Club’s Annual General Meeting. We will review how the Club has fared in the past year and discuss its direction for the coming year.
29th September (N.B. this is the 5th Friday of the month) – “Growing begonias for indoors and outdoors” with Ian Rhys Williams. Ian Rhys is a local “lad” who is renowned for his success with begonias. We should learn a lot from him.
25th August – Singleton Botanic Gardens – Pamela Morgan will outline the developments, past and present, of this wonderful space that is so close to home.
28th July – “My garden – a work in progress” A presentation by Elizabeth Belcham to show the work she’s done to date.
30th June – How well do you know your herbs? – Pit your wits against some of the committee members in sniffing, touching and tasting. A fun quiz to please your senses. Graham Morris will bring along some of his plants for sale. Always an attractive proposition!
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26th May – Special Garden in Portugal – a presentation by Elizabeth Belcham
28th April – the Gardens of Southern Spain – a presentation by Olwyn Hazleton following her recent visit to the area
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24th March – Mr Chris Jones of the Brecknock Wildlife Trust based in Ystradgynlais will be our guest speaker. Chris will give a presentation of the developments of the Upper Tawe Valley Wildlife Community Project whose aim is to restore wildlife rich spaces and to encourage biodiversity. His work also involves him in 2 allotments in Penrhos where one of the aims is to encourage wildlife to the garden. A great opportunity to learn more about nearby community wildlife developments as well as to gain more ideas about what we can do to encourage the wildlife in out gardens.
24th February – Mr Ron Jones will give a presentation on vegetable growing. Ron is a committee member of the Welsh branch of the National Vegetable Society. He shows his vegetables at national, county and local levels, but is also keen to produce quality vegetables for his own table. We should gain lots of useful tips for our own growing this year.
27th January – a group quiz hosted by Graham Morris
In order to get a flavour of the talks and slideshows we have had in the past, see previous NEWSLETTERS