Welcome to our Gardening Club Rhydlewis and District Gardening Club has been around since the time of Adam and Eve. In fact, it is believed that one of our members planted and tended the very apple tree that gave rise to the pair being expelled from the garden!!

Whether this urban myth is true or not, the club is here to encourage, improve and extend the members' knowledge of all branches of horticulture. It is open to everyone and new members are all always welcome to come along.

Our activities during the year include a varied programme of talks and social events, summer garden visits, a plant sale, social gatherings/bbq and an annual open show in August.

Monday, 16 July 2012


Waun LLan is just outside Llandyfriog, nesting in the curves of the Teifi. There are 30 acres in all. Jillie Hollins, and her husband Hugo, a retired Naval Officer, have worked hard over almost 20 years to cultivate a garden, to quote Jilly, ‘that would be a legacy to this part of Wales’. 

She has an eye tree planting - and her flowers are a picture to behold - the roses, clematis and hostas were particularly amazing. 

Jilly took us around her gardens on a wet June evening, but our spirits weren’t dampened at all; everyone enjoyed looking and learning as we moved through the  different parts and sensations of the garden.


Her tree planting is imaginative and brave; the avenues had real eye-apeal, as did the occasional planting. None of the trees you see were planted before Jilly came to the house.

Jilly has diverted a little of the Teifi to create a water landscape above the water-meadows. Here you can sit in a natural, wooded environment and totally relax.

Jilly kindly had  wine and soft drinks waiting for us after we had spend a magical hour browsing through the gardens. People were more than happy to donate to her favourite charity; the Sea Scouts in Pembrokeshire.  

After the garden visit, we spent an enjoyable 
evening at the Emlyn Arms; the food was very good and the company even better.

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