We take part and host many events during the year, please see the list for details.
RHS - Woodland Walk at Crûg
Saturday 15th April 2017
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 just over a decade ago in 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.
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. On this event the gates open at 10am and we finish at 4pm.
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!
Murabilia Flower Show at Lucca ITALY
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd September 2017
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 Wednesday 23rd August as we will be leaving home the following day.