Invitation to visit the Walled Garden

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The Friends of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden are members of ‘Social Farms and Gardens’, a federation of community growers.  On Saturday June 2nd many members will be opening their gardens to promote and celebrate the work of community growing groups across Wales, and we are one of them!   If you want to get involved too and ‘have a grow’ we will have seeds to sow and plants to pot on, or just come along to see how the garden is progressing and maybe buy a plant or two.  Refreshments also available.
We will be open from 10.00 until 1.00.
Hope to see you then.
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The Walled Garden – Newsletter Spring 2018

Our Spring 2018 newsletter is out now and can be downloaded at this link:

Spring 2018 Newsletter final

In this issue:

  • Welcome
  • 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

Open Morning 14 April 2018

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,

Bobinca Wilson,

Membership Secretary

The Walled Garden – Newsletter Winter 2017

Our Winter 2017 newsletter is out now and can be downloaded at this link:

The Walled Garden – Winter 2017.pdf

In this issue:

  • Becoming a registered charity
  • Poly tunnel goes up in Productive Quadrant
  • Spring raffle announcement
  • Grange University Hospital build update
  • News in brief
  • Hidden Now Heard goes online.

 

Annual General Meeting 2017

Ann Rpt screenshot

The second AGM of the Friends of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden was held in the Main Hall at Llanfrechfa Grange on a dark and soggy afternoon on 20 November 2017. Despite the dreadful weather, a few brave souls joined the Trustees for a look back over the last year’s activities and to hear news of our future plans.

The Trustees presented our Annual Report for 2016-17 and Chris Parsons, Treasurer, reported a healthy bank balance in his Financial Statement. Both documents can be downloaded here:

Annual Report 2016-17 (pdf)

Financial Accounts for FOLGWG Sept 2017 (pdf)

A raffle and sales held on the day, along with some membership renewals, raised around £100 for the charity.

Our thanks to all our supporters for your contributions over the past year.

 

The Walled Garden – Newsletter Autumn 2017

Welcome to the Autumn 2017 edition of ‘The Walled Garden’.

Autumn 2017 Garden Newsletter (pdf)

In this issue:

  • Wall repairs and new entrances
  • Growing support for Autism
  • Chepstow Family Fun Day
  • More volunteering days
  • Our partnerships and affiliations
  • Membership renewals
  • Scarecrow competition

Meet Dorothy and Friends

Dorothy and friends – Llanfrechfa Scarecrow Competition 2017

We are delighted to announce that our entry into this year’s Llanfrechfa Village Association’s Scarecrow competition has won joint 1st prize for ‘Dorothy and Friends’ from the Wizard of Oz. The judges described them as “true works of art”!

We hope you like them. Everyone had great fun making them and we are grateful to all our volunteers who helped out. They were made with lots of items recycled from the Walled Garden.

You can see the other entries around Llanfrechfa village this weekend. There is also a fun day on Sunday 10th September 4 – 7 pm in the car park of The Gate, organised by Llanfrechfa Village Association.

Dorothy and Friends will remain in place at the entrance to the Llanfrechfa Grange site until at least the 11th September, after which they will find a home back within the Walled Garden.

The Walled Garden – Newsletter, Summer 2017

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Welcome to the Summer 2017 edition of our newsletter, ‘The Walled Garden”.

In this issue:

  • Welcome
  • Forthcoming events
  • New hospital build starts
  • Garden design update
  • Give and Gain Day
  • News in brief
  • History – the Grange House chapel
  • Contact us

The Walled Garden – Summer 2017 Newsletter (pdf)

The Chapel at Grange House

Chapel interior – stained glass windows depicting scenes from the life of Christ. © Sarah Goodey, 2017.

Grange House at Llanfrechfa Grange has had a consecrated chapel since the 1860s. From the outside it appears unassuming but as you enter through the small door in the hall, the series of intricate stained glass windows bring light and colour into this intimate and calm space.

Visit our updated history page for more information and to see many beautiful images of the Chapel in Grange House.

Plant Sale – Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden

Mon 5 June 2017   –   Open 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Do please pop into the garden between these hours and ask for one of the members to serve you.

We now have a range of plants for sale to the public including bedding plants, herbs, fruit and vegetables. See price list for more details. Plants for sale – May 2017 price list.

 

 

 

 

Plants can also be bought most other Mondays or at other times by arrangement via our email: info.lgh.garden@gmail.com

 

 

 


	

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