Wye Garden Society

Our Meetings

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of the month, January - March, May & June and September - November. Our Annual Plant Sale is held in St Briavels in late April.

We meet alternately in Brockweir and St Briavels. We take a break from regular meetings during the summer months. We hold our AGM in November.

Everyone is always welcome to our meetings (visitors £5.)

Click here to see our full programme for 2022

SUPPORTING WILDLIFE IN OUR AREA

We have supported the welfare of our local bees with annual grants which encouraged new people to take up beekeeping, from 2009 to 2019. We are launching a new project this year - originally planned for 2020, but postponed because of Covid restrictions


TREES FOR A GREENER WORLD

With the support of The Woodland Trust, we want to help local people to plant native trees.


Trees are one of the best ways to fight a changing climate, build a greener future, create havens for wildlife and contribute to increasing species diversity.


The idea of the project is to encourage people who want to plant trees, to plant them in the right places and for the right reasons: for example, creating or extending a hedgerow, replacing diseased trees or attracting more wildlife to their garden. There is an application form to complete and the deadline for applying is 6 July.


Deadline for Applications - 6 July


more info here ....

NEWS & FUTURE EVENTS

OUR NEXT MEETING: A WOODLAND PICNIC


All members are invited, with their families, to enjoy a summer picnic in beautiful surroundings on Sunday, 10 July.


*UPFATE - NEW TIME*


Picnic Brunch at the earlier time of 10am - 12 noon.


Tennis fans have probably already spotted that the original time of our joint picnic with the Parish Grassland Society (3pm) is the time when you will be glued to the Men’s Final! We really want as many members a possible to get together for what will be a lovely social occasion. So we have moved the event to the morning. Otherwise, arrangements remain the same.


Bring your own picnic and chair - tea/coffee provided


There will be an opportunity to explore the wood, including the landmark avenue of Wellingtonia or giant Sequoia trees which once led to Harthill Grange, a large Victorian house demolished in the 1950s. There are still vestiges of the gardens with their layout of paths and stone steps, but over the last 70 years nature has largely taken over.


OR just relax in a magical spot and enjoy the good company from the comfort of your chair


Getting there: Arrive on foot if possible


Arriving by car: reserved parking for 9 cars, and 10 min walk across fields to the wood. OR Limited derry service from Brockweir and St Briavels to the wood gate and a short walk to the picnic site.


More information and directions has been emailed to members


This event is held jointly with the Parish Grasslands Project

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!


7.30 on Thursday 22 September - We are delighted that Dave Goulson has agreed to come to the Wye Valley in September, when he will give a talk at the Savoy Theatre, Monmouth. We are very pleased to be promoting this public event in co-operation with the Parish Grasslands Project (PGP)


Dave the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and is Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex, specialising in bee ecology, and author of several bestselling popular science books, including A Sting in the Tale, The Garden Jungle and Silent Earth (August 2021).


TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE


Non-members £10. Booking https://monmouth-savoy.co.uk/theatre/page/2/

Garden Society & PGP Members £8. To reserve a ticket, email wyegardensociety@gmail.com

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Missed a meeting? Reports of our monthly meetings are published in Village News, our parish mag for Brockweir, Hewelsfield & St Briavels, as well as on our website