Programme of Speakers 2019

February 20th:

Julian Wormald:  “Confessions of A Galanthophile”.

Want to know a bit more about snowdrops?

Julian and Fiona own the only garden open in South and mid Wales in 2019 for the National Garden Scheme’s snowdrop festival.

Julian will explain why he loves snowdrops, tell you a little about snowdrop species and distribution as well as some interesting facts about snowdrops. He’ll talk a little about snowdrop myth and history, snowdrop cultivation, and some of his favourite cultivars. You’ll also hear a bit about his unique and ongoing Historic Welsh Snowdrop Hunt, which is slowly establishing a collection of Welsh native snowdrops from pre 1850 sites. Finally there will be a quick fire auction of some snowdrops to raise funds for the club, and a range of named snowdrops for sale.

More information and photographs of snowdrops at their garden can be found on their website …


March 20th:

Louise Austin, Twyi gateway:  “Bishops Palace, Carmarthen.”

April 17th:

Gareth Davies: “Growing In Containers”

May 15th:

Steve Lloyd: “Propagation Techniques”

June 19th:

Helen Picton, Old Court Nurseries, Malvern : “Asters”. Plants for sale.

July 17th:

Alun and June Whitehead: “Irises For the Natural garden”. Plants for sale.

August 21st:

Members Medley and social evening.

September 18th:

In a late change to our programme,  Brinley Watkins is sadly unable to visit us to talk about “Vegetable growing with a twist”.  But we’re delighted that Richard Bramley, who’s visited us several times from local Farmyard Nurseries,  has agreed to come at short notice and talk to us about  plants to take us through autumn and into winter. Members will know Richard always gives us a great talk, and he’ll also be bringing along plants for sale.

October 16th:

Neil Barry:  The Plant Hunters & Explorers”

November 20th:

Di O’Keefe : Hedgehogs