Events 2022

Drefach Felindre Gardening Club

All meetings are held at 7.30 pm in the Red Dragon Hall.  Guests simply pay £2 per meeting which includes refreshments.

Wednesday, 7th September 2022 ‘Seeds: Saving, Storing and Using’, Andrea Sanders, Lampeter Seed Library

Open evening October 5th

The speaker is Stuart Akkermans, ‘Cae Hir’: A Welsh Garden with a Dutch History. Light refreshments to follow. This event is free to Cothi Gardeners Club members.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2022 ‘The Gardens at Winchester Cathedral’, Emma Sharpe

Wednesday, 30th November 2022 ‘Biodynamic Gardening’, Louise Cartwright

Llechryd and District Gardening Club

Meetings are held in Boncath Hall, SA37 0JL.

Wednesday 14 September at 7.30pm
‘Salvias’ with Simon Richards
In a change to the previously published programme we are pleased to welcome Simon Richards, of Lamphey Walled Garden, to talk on one of the current vogue plants, Salvia. Simon has a large collection of Salvias and he is also responsible for the renovation of the Walled Garden at Scolton Manor, near Haverfordwest. Members of the club will be visiting his garden, which is open under the NGS scheme, on 3-4 September.

Wednesday 12 October at 7.30pm
‘The Treasures of Tadjikistan and Uzbekistan’ with Bob & Rannveig Wallis
Bob and Rannveig Wallis were plant hunting in Central Asia before the pandemic and this illustrated talk starts on the border with Afghanistan and goes via Samarkand and Tashkent to the Chatkai Range. This is the centre of Tulip and bulbous Iris development and also features Fritillaria and Corydalis. Superb photographs and an excellent speaker. Last club plant table of 2022.

Wednesday 9 November at 7.30pm
‘Costa Rica’ with Julian Cremona
Julian Cremona’s brilliant photography brings this small country’s amazing wildlife and flora to life. Dense broadleaf evergreen forest, palm trees, mangroves, mosses, orchids and tropical plants as well as monkeys, sloths, anteaters, snakes and iguanas. Annual Club Seed Swap. 

Abergavenny Food Festival on 18th September

Adam Alexander – The Seed Detective will be coming to Cothi Gardeners in March next year to talk to us about his garden overlooking the Severn Estuary and the story of his work as a seed guardian for the Heritage Seed Library and the benefits of sustainable and organic gardening.

He has sent us the following invitation:

Just to let you know that my book The Seed Detective – Uncovering the secret histories of remarkable Vegetables is being published by Chelsea Green on 29th September.  The official UK launch will take place at the Abergavenny Food Festival on 18th September under the Local and Vocal event schedule (time TBC).  You and all members of your club are more than welcome and can enjoy a glass of fizz and a canape or two of local heirloom veggies..

I am doing a signing at Chepstow bookshop on 5th October at 6.30pm.  Anyone who would like to come can pre-order a signed and dedicated copy here:

and book a free ticket by visiting

Your members can also buy at a discount by visiting my website and of course, it should be available at your local bookshop and on Amazon.

BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time Narberth, Tuesday the 28th of June 2022.

Narberth-based community arts charity Span Arts have been announced as hosts of BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time, which comes to Narberth for the very first time on Tuesday the 28th of June 2022.

Gardener’s Question Time has become a Radio 4 institution since its inception in 1947, and attracts 2 million listeners every week. Audience members will have the chance to submit their questions to a celebrated panel of gardening experts during the recording of two episodes.

Gardeners’ Question Time chair Kathy Clugston will be joined by queen of pests and diseases Pippa Greenwood, house plant specialist and greenhouse grower Anne Swithinbank, and garden designer and long-time GQT expert Chris Beardshaw, fresh from another Chelsea gold medal.“The panel NEVER see the questions before the recording. Their encyclopaedic, seemingly effortless answers are completely spontaneous and reveal their huge experience and depth of gardening knowledge. Being on the GQT panel is not for the faint hearted!” BBC Radio 4.

Previous panel members have been guests of a diverse range of gardening clubs and other organisations, broadcasting from within both Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street, and even atop Mount Snowdon!

After the pandemic cancelled our first attempt back in 2020, SPAN Arts is truly delighted to be able to bring BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time to Narberth for its first ever visit.” Bethan Touhig-Gamble, Span Arts Director

Tickets are now available for £4.50 including a hot beverage. Booking is essential due to high interest and limited seats. 

Buy tickets online at, or call 01834 869323

Ticket holders are invited to prepare questions beforehand to be in with a chance to put them to the expert panel – question forms available soon.

  • Venue: The Queens Hall, 44 High Street, Narberth SA67 7AS. A bar will be open.
  • Time: Doors open 2:00pm. Recording starts at 3.00pm and finishes at 5.00pm
  • Strictly 10yr+  – all under 18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult

Ceredigion and District Growers Forthcoming Events

Rhosygilwen Mansion Sunday 24 April 10 – 3. Free entry

Cae Hir Gardens Sunday & Monday 1/2 May 10 – 4. Free entry to gardens.

Garden Festival, Alban Square, Aberaeron Saturday 28 May 10 – 5/Sunday 29 May 10 – 4. No dogs allowed on field by order of the Town Council. Specialist nurseries, craft marquee, cream teas.

Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran Saturday 4 June – 10 – 3 – Free car parking

Llanllyr NGS Open Garden Sunday 19 May 2 – 6. Free entry to plant fair, NGS fee to enter garden In addition to this the Cardiff Plant Fairs Group have taken over what was the RHS Spring Show to put on a Plant Fair, which had nearly 20 nurseries last year. This is a 2 day event in Bute Park, 16th/17th April 10am-4pm free entry