Abergele Garden Society

Cymdeithas Arddio Abergele

The next meeting of the Abergele Garden Society will take place on Monday 9th July 2018 when the Society will welcome Richard and Jill Rallings of Mynd Hardy Plants, who will be giving a presentation entitled "The History of Walled Gardens".  

Richard and Jill run a plant nursery within the Victorian Walled Garden of Delbury Hall in Diddlebury, Shropshire, where they offer an extensive range of hardy perennials for sale including asters, penstemon and hemerocallis.  Both of them are highly experienced horticulturalists, and their nursery was featured on BBC Gardeners World in April 2015, highlighting the wonderful herbaceous beds in the garden.   As well as managing the nursery, Richard and Jill also run an award-winning English vineyard – Morville St Gregory, which they established in 2001.

Garden clubs and other groups are welcome to arrange a visit to the nursery, and can also ask Richard and Jill to provide one of their many illustrated talks on a range of horticultural and related subjects, including the vineyard.    They both regularly attend Plant Hunters Fairs around the country, where you can purchase from their selection of perennials, or they also run a mail order service where you can purchase plants online.  Details of their nursery, the vineyard and also a list of their talks can all be found on their website at www.myndhardyplants.co.uk.



This year Abergele Garden Society's annual trip is to Arley Hall and Gardens, near Northwich in Cheshire.  The trip is on the 23rd June, when Arley will be holding its annual Garden Festival.  The cost of the trip is £20 to non-members and this includes entry to the plant festival, house and gardens, as well as the cost of the coach.  The coach leaves from outside Tesco Abergele at 09:00 on the 23rd and there are still places available for anyone interested.  If you would like to know more about Arley itself please go to their website at  www.arleyhallandgardens.com/event/garden-festival.  

If you would like to come along on the trip, please contact Wendy Price, secretary, via the website link (www.abergele gardensociety.org.uk) or come along to our June meeting for more details.  


All of the Society’s meetings take place at Mynydd Seion Meeting Room, Llanfair Road, Abergele LL22 7AW, and new and existing members and visitors are always welcome, so please come and join us.   For full details of the interesting programme of speakers that we have arranged for this year, please see our Calendar of Events page.  If you have any questions about our meetings or the Society in general, contact Wendy Price, secretary, via the website link (www.abergele gardensociety.org.uk)  





We meet the second Monday of every month (except December and January) in Mynydd Seion Chapel Rooms, Llanfair Road, Abergele, LL22 7AW. Annual membership is £10 single, £15 for a couple, payable in April. We are affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society which bestows a number of benefits on our members.

The Abergele Garden Society would like to thank Slaters of Abergele and Prys Jones & Booth for all their help and support throughout the years.