Tintern Garden Club

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Garden Club Report, September 2021

On a beautiful late summer evening with the sun still shining but low in the sky, fifteen members of the Garden Club visited a lovely garden in Brockweir. It is called “Clouds Rest” which seems to suit it well and there are beautiful views from there over the valley. The garden is open to the public at certain times of the year with the National Gardens Scheme and is well worth a visit.

The garden is very well maintained and members were surprised to see so many plants still flowering. Roses, Michaelmas daisies, hydrangeas, dahlias, Japanese anemones, rudbeckias, sedums and some more unusual flowers along with many different grasses were bathed in the evening sunlight. After strolling amongst the flowers and admiring the views, members were treated to lovely cakes with their cup of tea (or coffee). It was a fitting end to our garden visits this year.

Our next meeting is back in the Village Hall on Friday 15th October at 7.30pm and is about the more autumnal subject of fungi. New members are always welcome as are visitors for the evening at a charge of £2.00 per person.

For more details please contact Liz on 01291689861 or Colin on 01291689636.
Tintern Garden Club is a village association with approximately 40 members who have a shared interest in the Tintern Community, gardening, handicrafts and local wildlife.

The  Tintern Garden Club (previously known as the VPA) was part of a county-wide affiliation of garden clubs, all of which had strong links with the Agricultural College at Usk. The year 2000 saw the County Organisation close down due to there being insufficient interest in running the organisation among the participating VPAs. However, Tintern Garden Club has continued to operate independently within the village.

As a garden club, we have monthly meetings in the Village Hall, on the third Friday every month from January- April and September- December, starting at 7.30pm. We have an invited speaker each month with a range of subjects such as travel, flower arranging, wine making, bees in the garden, wildlife etc. In the summer months we visit two gardens instead of having indoor meetings and also have a garden party at a member’s garden. The highlight of our year is the Village Show held in August when we hold classes for vegetables, flowers, pot plants, cookery, handicrafts and photography. This is open to all village residents including children. We are also planning some day outings to gardens a bit further afield and possibly some workshops held in members gardens about specific problems such as pruning or potting on orchids and other indoor plants.

We are always happy to see new members (the subscription is great value at just £10 per year) and non-members are also always welcome to come along to meetings for a charge of £2. For more information about Garden Club, contact Colin Dudley at parvafarm@hotmail.com or on 07899 980826 – or come along to the next meeting to become our newest member.

To view our annual and monthly reports, please click here.

The 2021 Committee
The committee for 2019 is Colin Dudley (Chairman), Sue Hassell (Vice Chairman), Bernard Bradshaw (Treasurer), Liz Greatorex-Davies (Programme Secretary), Lindsay Cobb (Show Secretary), Judith Dudley (Publicity Officer).
Colin Dudley
01291 689636
email parvafarm@hotmail.com