We take part and host many events during the year, please see the list for details.
Crûg Farm Plants at the RHS Spring Show:
Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th February.
|Crûg Farm Plants at the RHS Spring Show: We shall be showing at the RHS Spring Show in Vincent Square London again this year. Very much looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones too. As we are coming in a 7.5 ton truck we shall be able to bring pre-ordered plants for those of you that are tempted!! The show dates are Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th February.
RHS - Woodland Walk at Crûg
Saturday 30th March 2013
We are constantly being told that many of you are unable to attend our RHS events during the week due to work commitments. We have taken this onboard and moved the events to a time which we hope will appeal to you.
This is an afternoon event where we will stroll through the woodland and gardens looking at all the new plants that are coming through after the dark winter. Tea and cake is included in the cost of the ticket.
|Time of event:
||14.00pm – 17.00pm
||Members: £10.00 Non-members: £12.00
A taste of what is to be seen:-
The woodland gardens at Crûg are really coming into their own establishing well after only a few years, this long abandoned area was cleared and planted as recently as 2004. Irrigation (of the most basic kind) was essential and timely as the first few summers were exceptionally hot and dry. Yes it is North Wales we are talking about. This coastal strip only receivers a fraction of the rain that falls (cascades) within spitting distance, of only 4-5 miles inland, onto the panoramic view which stretches all along the eastern horizon, that is Snowdonia. In short a rain shadow. The moist air from the nearby Menai Strait helps to keep the atmosphere cool and moist, hence woodland plantings such as Heloniopsis thrive here. The paths that are edged by raised beds are lined with these rosette forming scented lily relatives, coming into flower as early as March, extending their flowering scapes as the spring progresses availing a progressive display in shades of white through pinks and blues, until May. These areas are shared by numerous other woodlanders, such as Glaucidium palmatum with fresh green palmate leaves forming a perfect foil for the extraordinary Paeonia-like flowers in shades of pink to lilac or even the occasional white. While above them the unfolding fresh foliage of some of the maples are forming their own display, here we are growing such recently described species as Acer duplicatoserratum B&SWJ 6886 one of several Taiwanese maples that can be seen with their freshly emerging foliage. All of these appreciating the protection from sharp easterly wind funnelling down from Snowdon itself, afforded by some of the evergreen shade tolerant shrubs such as the Aucuba japonica 'Salicifolia', which have been lifting the spirits of the area with their bright red fruit in the darkest months of the year, complimenting the long narrow glossy leaves free of the ubiquitous yellow spotting that the Victorians coveted. Accompanied by highly scented Skimmia another first rate evergreen shade tolerant shrub for a spring flowering display. As is Sarcococca, which in this woodland garden is accompanied by its close relative, Pachysandra axialis 'Crûg's Cover' a first rate evergreen ground covering coloniser with scented flowers similar in style to its close relative with the bonus of bright red peculiarly horned fruit.
Welsh Historic Garden Trust Plant Fair
Saturday 4th of May 2013
This is a date that should not be missed. In addition to all of the features of our open gardens during the National Garden Scheme, specialist nurseries and garden related crafts from all over the country are invited to participate. While the WHGT will be serving home-made country fare, throughout the day, with the added attraction of cream teas.
There is a modest entry fee for adults and free parking. The event is well advertised and has attracted visitors from far afield. It is rare for anyone to leave empty handed!
National Garden Scheme Open Garden Day
Saturday 1st June 2013
On our open garden days we invite the public to visit our walled display garden, which opens on the eastern side to breathtaking views of Snowdonia behind some of the wooded gardens, surrounding the front of Crûg House. On from here following directions, to the Mound*, which is now our private part of the gardens. From here you will be directed to our splendid ysgubor (stone barn) for home made teas and cakes, that are run by our village branch of National Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Then you will be presented with the opportunity to purchase as many plants as you can fit in your vehicle.
RHS Event Place that shrub (& small trees)
Saturday 15th June 2013
The day will be spent studying our woody collections. How and where best to grow them. This is a unique opportunity to visit our trial beds and fields, where many of our woody collections, many of which have never been cultivated before, can be seen growing under challenging conditions. There will also be the opportunity to see and discuss many of the same plants, as well as others growing in our gardens in several different conditions, including the newly constructed autumn garden.
The informal event will begin at 10.30 in the old granary (ysgubor in Welsh) a focal part of the nursery at Crûg, with registration and coffee. Here the day’s itinerary will be discussed and adapted to that day’s weather and interests of the participants
The intention is to visit all three fields we have adapted for trial beds, including new under-plantings to the surrounding shelter belts of native trees. These areas cover most of the plants offered through the nursery, as in trees (Acer, Sorbus & Carpinus), shrubs (Deutzia, Philadelphus, Viburnum & Zanthoxylum) including some so called exotics (Schefflera, tree Dahlia, Lindera & Fatsia)
Murabilia Flower Show at Lucca ITALY
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September 2013
See www.murabilia.com for more information.
We are delighted to have been invited to return to Lucca again this year .
We are building up a strong following in Lucca and of course the hospitality is all that one could expect in such a warm hearted area of Tuscany.
We will be happy to take orders out to Italy, please take advantage of the opportunity to save on transportation costs. Orders must be with us by Monday 1st September.