Winter Gardening Weekend 2017

(now Llandysul Gardening Weekend)

This year held on February 17th, 18th and 19th at the Tyssul Hall in Llandysul

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Every Year as the days start to lengthen and plants start to grow we hold our annual event. Originally intended as a showcase for our spectacular hellebores it has gradually grown into a festival of all winter plants and much much more.

The Tyssul Hall, in Llandysul (only 1 mile from the nursery) has been recently improved and is the ideal venue for our prestigious event. Unlike the cold wet weather outside this lovely heated venue defeats the elements in the heart of winter.

Here you can spend three days being thoroughly entertained by our array of speakers whose talents are provided free of charge regularly throughout each day. Tea and cakes or sandwiches are on tap, as well as a vast array of plants for sale to suit every taste. A small selection of other garden related stands are also there to whet your appetite.

Coach parties are, as always, welcome. Please let us know if you’re coming ‘en masse’ so we can make sure that the tea and coffee – oh and the cakes – don’t run out on that day!!! A shuttle bus from the Tyssul hall to the nursery can be provided if required.

This year we have some wonderful speakers, some old, some new.

Friday – 17/02/17

10.40 – Richard Bramley – ‘Hellebores an addiction’. These winter flowering beauties take some beating. Learn how and where to grow them, how to propagate them and view the latest in Hellebore breeding.

13.00 – National Gardens. A lovely talk by national collection holder (Monardas) Carole Whittaker. She will give us an insight into Plant Heritage and the National Gardens Scheme.

15.15 – Roddy Milne – ‘A decade of new things at Picton’ – how an old estate is moving with the times. New plantings, new restoration project for walled garden walls and adjacent buildings (including a posh glasshouse)

Saturday 18/02/17

10.40 – Malcolm Berry – ‘Weaving a web towards a natural garden’ Malcolm, king of all thimgs natural and organic will enthrall us with his ideas. 

13.00 – Keith Brown and Richard Bramley. ‘Hellebores – a shared passion’. Come and enjoy Keith and Richard talking about their love of Hellebores. A talk not to be missed. Great to see Keith back!

15.15 – Richard Bramley – ‘Growing Roses in Wales’. A new talk explaining how to increase your chances of succeeding with these popular plants. We all love them so learn how to make the most of them.

Sunday 19/02/17

10.40 – Joe Atkin – Aberglasney – ‘Gardening for shade wet and dry’ Yet again we welcome Joe, his talks are amusing, informative and very popular. This one, as the title suggests will help to add interest to the darker areas of the garden

13.00 – Botanic Gardens – ‘Butterflies, Bees and beyond’. Alice and Lucy will give us an informative talk of what is happening in the new Butterfly house at the NBGW and how to encourage insects into your garden.

15.15 – Ivor Mace – ‘Grow your own vegetables’. We are so pleased to welcome Ivor back to share his incredible knowledge of all things edible that can be grown in your garden.

For any other inquiries give us a call or drop us an email and we’ll be happy to help – So why not make a note in your diaries.

Many thanks to the support received from ‘Llandysul and Pont Tyweli Ymlaen’ and ‘Llandysul Community Council’. Without their help this event would not take place.