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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.

 

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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)

Next Event 21st August 2015 – Llanfrechfa Grange: Past, Present and Future

Our next event is being held in association with the Oxford House Industrial History Society. Read on for details.

© Copyright Roger Cornfoot and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
© Copyright Roger Cornfoot and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Friday 21 August 2015

6 pm onwards

In the Main Hall, Llanfrechfa Grange, NP44 8YN.

Come and find out what we have learned to date about the history of the house and grounds. Help us fill in the gaps.

  • Opportunity to visit the grounds and gardens and some interesting parts of the house with members of the Oxford House Industrial History Society
  • See the latest timetable for restoring the Walled Garden
  • We will be launching our new History pages on the website
  • See plans for the new Specialist and Critical Care Centre
  • Find out how you can get involved.

All Welcome

For more information you can email us at walledgarden.abb@wales.nhs.uk or telephone 01633 431716.

Coffee Morning Helps Launch Project

Visitors to the Walled Garden at Llanfrechfa Grange 14 April 2015 coffee morning event.
Visitors to the Walled Garden at Llanfrechfa Grange 14 April 2015 coffee morning event.

On 14 April, we held a coffee morning in the Main Hall at Llanfrechfa Grange to raise awareness about the project to restore the old Victorian walled garden and to encourage people to get involved.

ABUHB Chairman David Jenkins takes a stroll around the Walled Garden - April 2015
ABUHB Chairman David Jenkins takes a stroll around the Walled Garden – April 2015

The event was hosted by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board with volunteers from the project on hand to chat to visitors about the garden and show them around.  David Jenkins, Chairman of the Health Board and Judith Paget, Chief Executive, attended to show their support and welcome visitors. We were delighted so many people came to register their interest including local residents, members of like-minded community groups and staff from the Health Board.

Luckily the sun was shining, so we were also able to take visitors into the garden itself to see the size of the challenge! However no one seemed at all daunted but really welcomed the prospect of turning this plot into a beautiful and uplifting space that would benefit lots of people living and working in the local area as well as patients, staff and visitors to the new hospital.

Former Head Gardener Mr Karl Earnshaw (1980s-90s) and Mr Peter Kelly, son of the Head Gardener in the 1920s-30s,
Former Head Gardener Mr Karl Earnshaw (1980s-90s) and Mr Peter Kelly, son of the Head Gardener in the 1920s-30s,

One of our projects is attempting to chart the history of the Llanfrechfa Grange site so it was really interesting to be able to hear people’s memories and stories from the past. Mr Karl Earnshaw was among the visitors. He was head gardener at Llanfrechfa Grange in the 1980s and 90s and was able to tell us about what was grown in the garden at that time. We were also joined by Mr Peter Kelly who was born in the old gardener’s cottage (long since demolished) in the 1920s. His father had been head gardener in the 1920s and 30s before the Grange was turned into a health facility. Mr Kelly had lots of stories to tell.

We are planning to repeat the event on Monday 11 May 5.30 – 7.00 p.m. for people who could not make it first time around. All welcome.