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Llandysul Gardening Weekend
Friday 19 February 2016, 10:00 - 17:00
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Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st February, 2016
10am-5pm at Tysul Hall, Llandysul, SA44 4QJ.
Llandysul Gardening Weekend

 

 

Llandysul Gardening Weekend flowersSTAGE DISPLAY

 

Farmyard Nurseries, Llandysul's RHS gold medal winner, will once again transform the stage into a wonderful display to inspire you for the coming year.

 

STANDS

 

A wide array of garden-related stands including primulas, hellebores, herbaceous plants, shrubs, daffodils and other winter bulbs. On the edible front, potatoes and herbs will be available for a head start on your veggie gardening. Garden related gifts, and paintings, garden furniture including bird boxes and bird tables. Garden/plant societies, days out to local gardens and many more.

 

SPEAKERS

Friday 19th February

10.00am  Show opens – stands, display, tea shop

10.40am The Walled Gardens at Llanerchaeron by Tim Newby

Tim, the Head Gardener of Llanerchaeron mansion and gardens, will enthral us with his insights into the amazing gardens at this magical National Trust property. The late 18th century walled garden is legendary with its unique historical and modern apple tree collection and beautiful formal and natural gardens. A magical place!
 

1pm Hellebores our own winter jewels by Richard Bramley

A re vamped and light hearted talk guiding both the amateur and connoisseur through the pleasures of growing these winter beauties. Come and see the new breeding lines that we are working on, as well as the history of Hellebore breeding at Farmyard Nurseries.
 

3.15pm Growing Vegetables with Keith Brown 

What can I say, Keith Brown from Cilgwyn Lodge is one of those people who just inspire you. His knowledge and ability to relate it to his audience is legendary.  If you are one of the many thousands to visit his garden then you cannot fail to be impressed, - especially the vegetable garden!! Come and hear what he has to say – one not to be missed!!
 

5.00pm   Show closes


Saturday 20th February

10.00am Show opens – stands, display, tea shop

10.40am Shrubs for winter interest by Richard Bramley 

A pictoral talk on shrubs to give winter interest covering the period from late autumn to early spring. A mixture of shape and form with the added bonus of flowers. Come and listen you will be surprised at the range available.
 

1pm Keith Brown – Late summer colour, the big the bold and the beautiful by Derry Watkins. 

A lovely talk from world renowned speaker Derry Watkins. Here, she extols  the virtues of some of the  unsung glories of the garden in August and September.  Many people are frightened of big plants in a small garden, but used with care they can revolutionize the tired end of summer.
 

3.15pm Hooray for Hellebores by Keith Brown

With these plants becoming more and more popular we decided to invite Keith to give his views on these fantastic winter flowering beauties. See how they grow in this amazing Welsh garden (Cilgwyn Lodge, Llandeilo), bringing joy to us during the harshest winter weather, for months and months!
 

5.00pm Show closes.


Sunday 21st February

10.00am Show opens – stands, display, tea shop

10.40am Plant combinations for a seasonal succession at Aberglasney by Joe Atkin

Yet again Joe is kind enough to give us a glimpse of Aberglasney gardens and his unique planting style. An insight into the plant combinations that Aberglasney uses to create a long season of interest in various situations. The idea being to give guests an idea for their own combinations at home.
 

1pm The Lake restoration at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

A very interesting development from our National Botanic Garden at Llanarthne. This exciting project will restore the lakes and water gardens, over the next five years,  to their former glory. Originally built in the 1800’s, only paintings exist of their former splendour and these will provide the basis for the restoration…. exciting times !!!

 

3.15pm Growing vegetables for the Kitchen by Ivor Mace

A really warm welcome back to RHS. speaker Ivor. His entertaining and informative talks are legendary. As is always the case, this will be packed with information. Crop rotation, ground preparation, sowing, raising and harvesting will be covered, on as many vegetables as he can fit in.  From potatoes to brassicas,  legumes to onions this is a  ‘must see’ talk.

5.00pm Show closes

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DIRECTIONS AND INFORMATION

Parking: in village car park. See Location page for directions to Llandysul.

Groups: coaches are welcome.

Farmyard Nurseries:  - www.farmyardnurseries.co.uk

Refreshments: There will be a tea shop in the hall, open all day, serving delicious home baked cakes and refreshments

Lunches: available at the many cafes, restaurants and pubs in Llandysul.

Overnight accommodation in and around Llandysul.

Walking: why not combine gardening and walking, Llandysul is a "Walkers are Welcome" town. See the Walkers are Welcome web page for easily accessible walks to experience our beautiful countryside.

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