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North Wales

Since 1977
Formed in 1977, members range from experienced growers to keen amateurs. During winter, meetings include a lecture from guest speakers. In summer, various events and outings are organised.
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    £6 single, £9 family.

  • Contact

    Hazel Cave (Secretary): 01492 622868,

  • Programme

    Wednesday, September 11th, 7:30pm
    ‘Alternative Alps: Exploring the quieter mountains of France’
    by Barbara Jones

    Clwb Hirael, Ambrose Street, Bangor. LL57 1BL

    Barbara will be talking about the plant life and wildlife in the mountains of the Vercors, Hautes Alps and Haute Provence which have an amazing woodland, meadow and rock based flora. The scenery is varied and superb, the history and buildings fascinating and the whole area much quieter than the central Alps – what more could you want!

    Wednesday, October 9th, 7:30pm
    ‘Blackthorn Nursery through the Seasons – January to May’
    by Jon Evans

    Clwb Hirael, Ambrose Street, Bangor. LL57 1BL

    This month we welcome back Jon Evans to give his lecture on this wonderful nursery garden. Jon has been very privileged to be allowed to regularly visit and photograph the garden of Robin and Sue White at Blackthorn Nursery since 2012. The talk documents the conversion of the nursery into a private garden since it closed 10 years ago both through these years as well as through the seasons. The garden is never open to the public so this is an opportunity to see what can be grown in the open garden in Southern Hampshire by a couple of extraordinarily skilled plants people. This is the first in a series of talks and looks at the plants between January and May.

    Wednesday, November 13th, 7:30pm
    To be announced

    Clwb Hirael, Ambrose Street, Bangor. LL57 1BL

    Saturday, January 18th, 2:00pm
    Annual General Meeting with Members Slides

    Clwb Hirael, Ambrose Street, Bangor. LL57 1BL

    After starting with the usual short Annual General Meeting there will be homemade refreshments to enjoy before an eclectic range of short pieces sourced from members experiences through the year. Members are invited to bring along up to 10 images featuring plants in the wild or in their gardens along with a few words about each. (Digital projector will be available with images best brought on a memory stick or CD. Optical projector available on request, please let Hazel know before the event if required)

    Wednesday, February 12th, 7:30pm
    ‘Alpines for Everyone’
    by Jim Almond

    Clwb Hirael, Ambrose Street, Bangor. LL57 1BL

    From the mountains to gardens, a rounded talk illustrating ways to grow alpines successfully in cultivation. A few important genera like Daphne, Cyclamen, Hepatica, Lewisias and dwarf bulbs are focussed upon. Looking at plants for shade and full sun, tips on growing from seed and a finale featuring treasures on the alpine show bench.

    Friday, March 20th, 7:30pm
    The Len Beer Memorial Lecture
    Title to be announced
    by Fergus Garrett

    Main Arts Lecture Theatre, University of Bangor, LL57 2AP

    A final date for the diary is the 2020 Len Beer Memorial Lecture which will be given by Fergus Garrett, the head gardener of Great Dixter, the garden made famous by the late gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd. Fergus is a much sought after lecturer and this is not an opportunity to be missed! Full title will be circulated closer to the time.

    Held in association with the Friends of Treborth Botanic Garden/Gardd Fotaneg Treborth

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