Abergele Garden Society

Cymdeithas Arddio Abergele

The next meeting of the Abergele Garden Society will take place on Monday 14th October, when we will be delighted to welcome Don Witton who will give a talk entitled “A Hardy Planter's Winter Survival Kit”.   

The talk will include plants, projects, activities and strategies to help you get through the dark nights and cold days between the end of October and March. It will also include some wonderful slides of winter plants and gardens.

Don is a retired teacher, with over 40 years’ gardening experience, and currently runs a small nursery specialising in a large range of Euphorbias (including rare and desirable varieties), perennials and Euphorbia seed.   He has been an avid 'Hardy Planter' (hardy herbaceous perennials) for 25 years, and is a member of three national garden charities, the Hardy Plant Society, Plant Heritage and the Royal Horticultural Society.

He holds a Plant Heritage National Collection of Hardy Euphorbia which has been featured on BBC 2's Gardeners' World in 1999 and again in 2012.   The collection is grown at Firvale allotment gardens in the village of Harthill, and currently consists of 124 different species and cultivars.  As well as running a nursery and giving talks to a range of societies around the country, Don has also found time to stage exhibits at the Tatton Park Show for over 10 years, earning himself a collection of medals including 2 Gold.


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 Colwyn Bay and Prys Jones & Booth for all their help and support throughout the years.