Welcome to Garth Gardeners

We are a gardening group for everyone living around Garth Mountain in South Wales and beyond.  We have a full programme of meetings from September to May and run numerous trips throughout the year.  We are an RHS affiliated society and are always keen to welcome new members and visitors.


Friday 17 November Meeting – Noel Kingsbury

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Noel Kingsbury

This month as we welcome the renowned Noel Kingsbury. Apart from his naturalistic and sustainable planting designs Noel is a prolific author of garden books, many of which he has written with others including Piet Oudolf. It’s Oudolf’s style, using bold drifts of herbaceous perennials and grasses which Noel will be describing to us. He will be bringing some of his books to sell.

Also, November brings the Village Hall’s Christmas Fair (Saturday 25 November from 2 pm). This annual event raises funds to help maintain the splendid building we enjoy as our home and we will again be running a bottle stall. If you have a bottle you could spare please bring it along on Friday. We are happy to receive all sorts of bottles, alcoholic, soft drinks or anything else you can think of.

We hope you can join us .

Bill Rodd

Hillcrest Open Weekend for NGS, w/e 21 to 22 October

Hillcrest, Cefn Fforest

Bev. & Mike, two regular Garth Gardeners, are holding an autumn open weekend for the NGS on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd  October (11 am to 6 pm both days). This is a wonderful 1½ acre garden where you are guaranteed a very warm welcome (over the years they have raised in excess of £40,000 for the NGS scheme).

Admission is £6 which includes a tour of the garden and leek & potato soup with bread roll, tea/coffee.

There will be a plant stall, “Eric’s Acers”, home made chutney and pickles for sale. Trees permitting it should be a colourful event.

For more information, including how to find them, click here.

Bill Rodd

Yellow flag iris plants – free!

A new member, Derek Price, has been lifting a large amount of a mature Iris plants from a stream bed in his garden. I am assured they are very healthy,  trimmed of leaves, cleaned, bare rooted and ready for planting.

If you are interested, contact him to arrange collection or he will bag some up for you and bring them to our next meeting on the 20th of October. There is no charge.

To arrange collection in Tongwynlais or to reserve for next meeting, contact Derek on 07717 462295.

Bill Rodd


Kings Seed Catalogue 2017-18

Kings 2017-18The Kings Seeds catalogue is now available – as usual this is online via the links below.  Please let me have your completed order form by Friday 3 November together with your payment (cheques payable to Dynevor Gardening Association).  Any queries please let me know – I will be on the Wisley coach on Sunday 8th and at the next meeting on 20th October


Veg A-G

Veg H-P

Veg R-Z

Flowers A-M

Flowers N-Z

Soft Fruit & Trees

Sundries & Books

Suffolk Herbs Organic

Order Form

September Meeting – Helen John

Helen John, Llanarthne

A great start to the season with Helen John from the National Botanic Garden at Llanarthne. Helen gave an engaging talk on her current role, project managing the Regency redevelopment of the site. This will see the restoration of one of the finest Regency landscapes and water parks in Britain, originally owned by the Middleton family of East India Company fame.

Also, violas are the theme for this year’s Autumn Challenge, to be presented at the Christmas Social. Contact Sue if you haven’t got your pot yet.

Many thanks to Denise for leading the evening in my absence and to everyone who helped on another busy night.

Bill Rodd