Annual Report and Financial Return 2021/22 Published

Our charity’s Annual Report and Financial Return for 2021/22 was presented and approved by the Trustees at our Annual General Meeting held 4th August 2022. These documents have now been formally submitted to the Charity Commission and are available to download from their website at this link:

FOLGWG Annual Report and Financial Return 2021/22 

 

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Garden Closed for Christmas

Our volunteers are taking a well-earned break over the Christmas period, so the garden will be closed to visitors from Christmas Eve until January 2nd inclusive.

We wish all our visitors and supporters a happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas and New Year and look forward to seeing you in 2023.

The Walled Garden Newsletter – Autumn 2022

Welcome to The Walled Garden – Autumn 2022 issue of our quarterly newsletter. In this issue:

  • Welcome
  • Around the garden
  • The Spirit of the gnome
  • Planning ahead together
  • Remembering Glyn
  • Supporting us
  • Welcome volunteer newbies
  • The garden diary
  • Incredible edibles
  • Contact us

We welcome feedback so please get in touch using the contact form below.

New – Christmas Wreath-making Workshops for 2022

We are now taking bookings for our Christmas wreath-making workshops. Hurry they are selling out fast! See the poster below for more information.

The Walled Garden newsletter – Summer 2022

Welcome to The Walled Garden newsletter-Summer 2022 (download link).

In this issue:

  • Basking in sunshine
  • Around the garden
  • From Victoriana to the digital age
  • Summer events
  • Charity news
  • Volunteering with us
  • Congratulations Chris and Daisy
  • Contact us.

Sat 25th June 2022 – Save the date! It’s time for “Have a Grow Day”

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Lots of fun activities to keep everyone entertained:

  • Propagation station – find out how to sow seeds, module sowing, pricking out and lots more
  • Plant and produce sale
  • Jubilee celebration activities for children such as making paper crowns, pebble painting and treasure hunt
  • Tombola, lucky dip and raffle
  • Refreshments stall
  • Crafts and book stall

The Walled Garden newsletter – Spring 2022

Welcome to the spring issue of the ‘The Walled Garden’. Click here to open in pdf

In this issue:
  • Hooray! We are open
  • The final push – new gates and top dressings
  • The big day – celebrating our official opening
  • Visitor opening times
  • Looking back – a gallery of our journey
  • Looking forward – summer diary
  • Supporting us – members and volunteers
  • On the gate sales
  • Contact us

We hope you enjoy reading this update and welcome feedback. Please use the comments box below.

Visitors – We Are Open!

Yes that’s right. Following our official opening ceremony on 30th April 2022, the garden is accessible via the new wrought iron north and south gates, every day while volunteers are working in the garden. This will generally be between the hours of 10 and 1.30 pm, but longer on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays when volunteering continues into the afternoon.

The garden is still a little way from completion, so a few rules need to be observed to keep everyone safe (see below). However the Trustees are keen to open up access so that hospital staff, visitors and people from the local community can start to enjoy the benefits of this beautiful and peaceful oasis at the heart of the community.

Entry Guidance

  • Opening hours depend on when volunteers are working on site, so some days we will be open longer than others. We will ring a hand bell 5 mins before closing to warn visitors the gates are closing.
  • For your own safety and volunteers’ working needs, please observe signs indicating any closed or fenced off areas.
  • The Friends of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden do not take responsibility for any loss or damage to personal belongings left unattended.
  • We do not have refuse collecting facilities so please take your litter home.
  • Dogs welcome if kept on a lead. Please pick up and dispose of any doggie foul.
  • Please respect other people’s enjoyment of the garden. If you wish to listen to music, please use earphones.
  • Fires and barbecues are not permitted.
  • This garden is sited on land owned by NHS Wales. It is therefore against the law to smoke on these premises.