Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Wild flower identification Course

13th August 2016 @ Treborth Botanic Garden

A wild flower identification course is being run by the Snowdonia Society. Booking is essential and some places are still available. Please see http://snowdonia-society.org.uk/event/wild-flower-id-course/?event_date=2016-08-13  for more details or e-mail  Owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk for bookings

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Tree Celebration day - Saturday 8th October @Treborth

  Tom Cockbill's company Wild Elements is arranging a Tree Celebration Day at Treborth on Saturday October 8th. This is a Woodland Trust initiative and is one of the events nationally to launch their Tree Charter. There will be stalls, nature activities, music and storytelling. also visitors will be asked to contribute their tree stories (eg why is  particular tree important to you?) to a film or written collage. It should be a fun  and educational day.  Everyone is welcome

Tom has asked if the Friends could help with this event - please see the Friends e-mail for more details and let Sarah know if you can help.

Lunchtime talk - Friday 29th July @ Treborth

Orchid conservation and re-introduction

Tomos was in China for a few months earlier this year at our partner garden at Xishuangbanna helping with research into orchid conservation and re-introduction. He will give us a talk about this work , and other experiences out there. Do come in if you can to hear this, and bring your lunch!

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Prehistoric Boats from the Humber to the Severn

An Illustrated talk by Frances Lynch at Fort Belan
Sunday June 19th 4.30pm

Late Bronze Age warriors in a boat, found in Roos Carr, Yorkshire, in the 19th century
Frances Lynch, an expert in the field, will give a fascinating insight into this early maritime world
No one has been able to walk to Britain since the Channel was formed in about 6000 BC,
so boats of one kind or another have been crucial to population movements, trade and
perhaps warfare.   Boats are made of organic materials so archaeologists have been
resigned to knowing little about them.  In certain circumstances they do survive and most
people will be aware of the 'primitive' dug-out, a  world-wide phenomenon of perhaps
limited sea-worthiness.  But new finds, in lakes, rivers and deep under the sea, have
revealed that the later prehistoric boats were very sophisticated. They were carefully
engineered and capable of carrying international trade up and down the Irish Sea, the
Channel, the North Sea, and down the Atlantic Facade into the Mediterranean.
Tickets £10.00.
Includes tea and cake and a tour of the Fort if requested
Please book in advance. Payment is on the door
To reserve tickets
Please leave a message on 01286 830 220
or e mail soniblundell@aol.com.
Wheelchair access by arrangement

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Introduction to Willow weaving at Treborth

13th August  2016

An introduction to willow weaving with Mandy Coates at Treborth Botanic Garden. Mandy will show you how to make some simple structures such as fish, dragonflies and bird feeders from willow, and you will learn about about willow weaving techniques and use of other materials.

All materials will be provided. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided as well, but please bring a packed lunch.

Time: 10.00 to 16.00. Cost £35. Maximum 10 people so early booking is recommended.

Booking form is here

Visit to Norton Priory Gardens

8th September 2016

Norton Priory has an 18th century walled garden, a fruit garden and rose walk, surrounded by woodland and a wildflower meadow. There are ruins of a 12th century priory and the museum (currently being refurbished) should be open in September. You can buy lunch at the café or you can bring a packed lunch. Bluebell Cottage Gardens and Nursery is owned and managed by former BBC Gardener of the Year, Sue Beesley; entry will include tea, biscuits and cake. Both places are in Cheshire, near Runcorn.

There is a reduced entry price to both gardens for RHS members so the cost of the coach and entry to the gardens will be £22 for RHS members (remember to bring your RHS card) or £28 for non RHS members.
Depart from Treborth 08.30; return 18.00. Up to three pick ups on the A55 can be arranged.
BOOKING FORM - please click here here

Mini plant sales at Treborth

Fridays - 10th and 24th June

Do you still have a few gaps in your borders? We have some plants at Treborth that you might like to buy. Some are left over from last month's plant sale but there are also a few new plants that have been donated.  There will be a  couple of mini plant sales on Friday 7th June and Friday 24th June between 10.00 and 12.00. Do call in and see what we've got!