Orchid Study Group ~ Illustrated talk: ‘A year in my orchid greenhouse’ by Archie Smith
Archie Smith is a teenage orchid fanatic, who's enthuaiasm for these plants is contagious. His main interest is the genus Bulbophyllum.
About the Orchid Study Group
The Group was formed in 2005, is based in west Wales, and welcomes everyone with an interest in orchids. It is an autonomous society, established to promote a better understanding of orchid biology, conservation and cultivation. The Group holds monthly talks at Aberglasney given by botanists, horticulturalists and amateur growers who are experts in their own field. A highlight of the Group’s 2019 programme was the Welsh Orchid Festival, which was held at Aberglasney on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September and proved to be a huge success. Find out more about the Group and joining as member at www.orchidstudygroup.org.uk
On entry to the talk, the Orchid Study Group will charge non-members of the Orchid Study Group £3. On entry to the Gardens, normal admission applies to non-members of Aberglasney. Membership of the Orchid Study Group is £20 a year – for information on how to join, please visit www.orchidstudygroup.org.uk
Please check that everything is going to plan, especially if you’re making a special or long journey
To avoid any disappointment, the Group recommends that you please check that the talk is going ahead as planned by contacting Lynne Harrendence on the night before the talk – Lynne’s landline is 01269 498002 and mobile is 07967 016157
Outdoor propagation, cold frames, cuttings and seed
Learn how to use some very cost effective, traditional and often best methods of propagating hardy plants such as hard wood cuttings. This is something anyone with a garden can do just as well as a professional nursery. Participants will be able to take their work home and grow it on for their own gardens.
Booking essential - places are priced at £55 for non-members or £44 for Aberglasney Members. Refreshments and lunch are included in the price. Bookings can be made online anytime (please click the link below) or by calling 01558 668998. Monday - Friday.
All workshops can be viewed on the 'Workshops with Head Gardener' category of our online events listing.
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An overview of the key principles of planting design to give attendees an understanding of how to create a garden that ‘works’ and is pleasing to the eye. Topics will include scale and proportion, balance, colour theory and texture. Booking is essential - Call 01558 667150 or book online.
10:00 to 14:00 Event price: £40.00 (Concessions £36.00). 01558 667150
National Botanic Garden of Wales Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN
Enjoy the autumn colours in the lovely mixed woods at Longwood, near Lampeter. From the Visitor Centre, the route follows forest tracks for the first part of the walk. Then paths along the woodland edge and across open fields crossing a couple of Iron Age forts on the way lead us back to the start. Toilets are available at the Visitor Centre. A 6.6 mile Grade A/B (Easy/Moderate) Walk, ascent 935ft/236m, taking about 6.6 hours. Meet at Y Talbot 10:00 or Longwood Visitor Centre 10:15. Contact Gwen Cutter 01974 298309/07795 821177.
10:00 See website for membership details. 01974 298150
Longwood Canolfan Longwood, Llanfair Clydogau, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 8NE