Meetings

The group meets monthly, usually from October to April in the Williams Memorial Hall, Main Road, Coychurch, Bridgend, CF35 5HB. Meetings start at 2.00pm. Click here to see the location on Google Maps. Ignore the large red pointer and look for the blue “The Williams Memorial 19Hall22” in the middle of the map.

Admission to meetings is free for members or £2 for visitors/guests.

We publish the programmes of forthcoming meetings in August/September with an update in March which covers the summer programme of garden visits (including organised coach trips).

Meetings usually take the format of a half-hour (or so) time for general chat and a plant sale. This is followed by a short talk by one of our members on the subject of “Plant of the Month”. This short talk is the warm-up act for our main speaker who may talk for around an hour. Then we socialise over tea/coffee and have a further opportunity to buy plants. We also hold a plant raffle for which prizes are donated by members.

For details of forthcoming meetings, click the dates under the meetings in the menu or from the list at the bottom of this page.

Pre-Meeting Lunches

A small group of officers and members entertains our speakers to lunch at the nearby White Swan Inn in Coychurch, meeting at midday. Others attending the meeting are welcome to join us (though you will need to pay for your own food and drink) but, in order to make sure we have a large enough table booked, we ask that anyone planning to attend books their seat(s) with us no later than midday on the preceding TUESDAY.  People turning up unannounced could also result (and has resulted) in delayed service. If you want to join us for lunch please contact the Chair by email.

 

 

2019/2020 Programme

Saturday 19 October: The Cottage Garden in the 21st Century

Saturday 16 November: The Gardens of Cork and Waterford

Saturday 7 December: Making the Most of a Small Garden

Saturday 18 January 2020: Hardy Unusual But Obtainable Plants

Sunday 16 February: Blackthorn Nursery Through the Seasons – July to October

Saturday 21 March: Roscoea

Saturday 18 April: AGM followed by For Us, Not Them