CLWB GARDDIO DREFACH FELINDRE
A Brief History
Meet the Committee
2021 Show Divisions & Classes
2020 Gardening Newsletters
Star Plant of the Month
Gardens to Visit
Jo and Lee Hicks' Garden - Glandwr
Visit to Aberglasney - 2017
Visit to Powis Castle - 2017
Natural Dye Garden
Natural Dye Garden
Natural Dye Garden 2017
Green Flag Community Award 2019/20
Woolly Day Event
Visit to Cowbridge Physic Garden
What's Happening in the Natural Dye Garden
Willow Seating by the Natural Dye Garden
2019 in the Garden
End of Season Dyeing Workshop 2018
2018 - A Year in the Dye Garden
Natural Dye Garden 2018
The Dyeing Process
Dye Garden eBook
Green Flag Community Award
National Wool Museum
Places to Visit
Botanic Garden of Wales
Promoted Routes - Ceredigion Council
2019 Show Information
2019 Club Posters
2019 Club Christmas Lunch
Shrewsbury Flower Show - Day Trip
2019 Plant Sale
2018 Calendar of Events
2018 Monthly Club Posters
2018 Club Outings
RHS Cardiff 2018
2018 List of Show Winners
2018 Show Programme
2018 Show - Photo Gallery
Division details for Floral Art, Arts and Local Gardens in Bloom
Natural Dye Garden Group - Woolly Day and Speed Crafting
Memories of the Club's Early Days
2017 Calendar of Events
Trip to Powis Castle
Trip to Aberglasney Gardens
2017 Monthly Posters
2017 Annual Plant Sale & Carnival Day
2017 Carnival Plant Sale
Past Club Events
In Bloom Scheme
2017 Show Schedule
2017 Show Entry Form
2017 Division 10 - Arts
2017 Trophy & Cup Winners
2016 Horticultural & Craft Show
2015 Horticultural & Craft Show
2018 - A year in the Dye Garden
A busy year involving the usual elements of reviewing the previous year, planning, garden maintenance, watering and harvesting plus:
Contributing to the bug hotel by replacing the plastic roof sheeting with a living roof of sedums.
Seeds distributed for all group members and Ysgol Penboyr’s Eco group to sow.
Participated in a consultation regarding the Economic Botany Collection held in The National Museum Cardiff.
Provided a stall at the National Wool Museum’s (NWM) Easter fair which incorporated Visit Wales’ Year of the Sea theme.
For the first time information regarding the Natural Dye Garden (NDG) was taken to the Wonderwool event. This was very successful with the sample box generating much interest.
NDG included in the National Wool Museum’s official site plan used by visitors.
The group generated a leaflet about the dye garden which the NWM is to print.
Designed a second information panel which the NWM is to make and install.
Acquired a second half barrel, placed to the left of the willow structure, and planted it up with cherry rudbeckia and purple loosestrife.
Supervised Ysgol Penboyr’s Eco group as they worked on their bed during their term-time visits, including harvesting of plant materials.
Copious amounts of watering all summer due to the extreme heat and lack of rain!
Provided stalls at the Community Fun Day in the Red Dragon Hall, the Woolly Day and the Volunteering day held in the NWM.
Participated in the Sustainability Day involving Year 6 local primary schoolchildren with workshops in Eco printing and recycled materials activities.
Won a Green Flag Community Award for 2018.
Held an Open Afternoon for members of Clwb Garddio Drefach Felindre Gardening Club.
Visited The Waterfront Museum in Swansea to look round the garden area and facilities.
Ran a very successful end of season dye workshop involving all the pupils from Ysgol Penboyr, not just their Eco group, as the whole school was involved in a heritage project.
Samples of the material dyed at the workshop, including Welsh tweed, were provided for the school.
Helen Fogden - January 2019