We are pleased to announce a series of Working Party dates and would love to hear from you if you can help. This is primarily to make a start on constructing what we are calling the “reflective quadrant” in the northwest corner of the garden.
This part of the garden has been cleared of vegetation and has been dormant for a few months and we need to get paths laid out so we can plant up the beds in the autumn. Work will involve digging and laying paths, but we have plenty of lighter work that will need doing also. Whatever your abilities/interests we can find something for you to do! The dates/times are:
Saturday July 13th – 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Saturday August 10th – (times as above)
Saturday September 7th – (times as above)
We will also be offering a lunchtime BBQ as a thank you for volunteering efforts and an opportunity to socialise.
Please consider supporting these working parties to help us progress the next exciting stage of the garden development.
If you would like to volunteer for one of these events, please let us know by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we know who to expect and can cater accordingly.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
In this issue:
- Garden design update on planned structures
- Spring raffle
- Supporting us – become an Associate Member
- Grange University Hospital build update
- News in brief
- Llanfrechfa parish church history links
Do you love the idea of the Walled Garden project but can’t garden or just don’t have green fingers? There are lots of other ways to volunteer or get involved. Right now, we are looking ahead to what events we need to plan for over the coming year and would really welcome any offers of help to take this forward.
We would like to form a small group to help us do this. The kind of things we need are:
- Help planning and organising the events calendar for the coming year
- Help publicising events
- Boosting support for volunteering and membership in the garden
- Linking in with other local groups and stakeholders
- Help running activities such as open days, volunteer working parties, manning a stand at external events, celebration and social events.
If you would like to get involved or for more information, please contact Angela Fry, General Secretary – Friends of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden at email@example.com
It’s that time of year again when the Llanfrechfa Village Association holds it annual scarecrow competition. This year the Walled Garden project’s entry was Wales’ first Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, complete with yellow jersey, Welsh flag and a bike!
We know he rode like the wind during the competition but the day the team put him in place at the entrance to the Llanfrechfa Grange hospital site, it was so blustery he nearly took off!
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped put him together. Our scarecrow was awarded joint 2nd place by the Llanfrechfa Village Association which we are very pleased with. The winner was War Horse, commemorating World War 1 by Caerleon and District, which was very well done. You can find pictures of the other entries at the Llanfrechfa Village Association’s Facebook page.
We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came along this weekend to help us prepare the ground for the installation of a new electrical and water supply around the garden. Everyone worked really hard and did a fantastic job.
The work involved weeding, moving piles of rubble and digging away part of the big soil “mountain” in the south of the Walled Garden to clear a route close to the walls so that a digger can get through to make the required trenches. The soil from the mountain was then transported to the other end of the garden to help level out some of the uneven ground in what will become the “productive” quadrant.
Here are some photos of the volunteers from the Saturday afternoon and Sunday crews. If anyone has any photos from Saturday morning, do please send them in to email: firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can include as many volunteers as possible.
We are always ready to welcome new volunteers to this wonderful community gardening project in Torfaen. If you are interested in giving it a try, we are open every Monday during the day time and every Sunday morning 10.30 – 12.30. Visit our Volunteering page for more information.
In this issue:
- Forthcoming events
- Garden design update
- Progress on the new Grange University Hospital build
- ‘Have a Grow’ day
- NHS 70th birthday
- Norwegian visitors
- Remembering Terry
- Calling local history buffs
- Contact us
In this issue:
- Spring diary
- Garden design news
- Spring into planting
- News in brief
- Grange University Hospital build news
- Thank you tea for volunteers
- A growing space for veg
- Contact us
The Trustees are pleased to announce that we will be holding an Open Morning at Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden on Saturday 14th April, meeting at the Committee Room, Grange House, from 10am to 12 noon.
This event has been specially organised for friends and volunteers as a thank you for supporting the project. There will be an opportunity to look around the garden and see what we are growing. We hope it will be looking quite colourful by then! You can meet other supporters and the Trustees and find out where we currently are with our plans for 2018 and beyond. You may be able to purchase plants, or at least place an order for some and we will, of course, have refreshments available.
So make a note in the diary, dust off the cobwebs (and the snow!) and come and join us for an hour or two.
Look forward to seeing you,