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Developer withdraws proposal

January 30th, 2018 | Posted by llangollen garden in Garden News - (Comments Off on Developer withdraws proposal)

Denbighshire County Council has confirmed that the developer has withdrawn their proposal for the community garden land. This means that there is no longer an immediate threat to the community garden. THANK YOU for your support that has helped save the garden.

Our disagreement over the land use and value of the community garden has always been with Denbighshire County Council. In order to safeguard the garden for the future we hope to work with Denbighshire County Council and Llangollen Town Council to find a long term solution. So there is still work to do. Working out a long term solution could take 12 months or more.

We appreciate and would like to thank you once again for your support over the past few months. Your support going forward will also be very much appreciated.

Please help us prevent the closure of Llangollen Community Garden

November 30th, 2017 | Posted by llangollen garden in Garden News - (Comments Off on Please help us prevent the closure of Llangollen Community Garden)

On 11th January 2018 the Asset Management Group at Denbighshire County Council will decide whether to ‘gift’ the community garden land to a developer looking to build 4 or 5 detached houses on the garden site.

This will be in return for building work being carried out at Plas Newydd; the developer has suggested this could be building an extension on the café.

The Council has already agreed to this in principle, at a private meeting.  However, at the next meeting on 11th January the Asset Management Group will decide whether to ratify their decision and proceed, or whether to stop and save the community garden.

We need your help to save the community garden! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN OUR PETITION

UPDATE 11/01/2018: Thank you to everyone who has signed our petition or written to our councillors. The council were due to make a decision today on the developer’s proposal. However your support has helped us delay the final decision on the garden to March 8th. If you haven’t already signed the petition please click here to do so now.

If you have already written to your councillors then rest assured your input has had a huge impact on decision makers at Denbighshire County Council. If you haven’t already sent an email, please use our guide here to send an email to our county councillors. It’s easy to do, and really makes a BIG DIFFERENCE.

Recent news

November 28th, 2017 | Posted by llangollen garden in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Recent news)

You don’t need to be a member of Facebook to view our page. We post all of our most up to date news on Facebook, click here to visit the site.

Visit our Facebook page for our most up to date news.

Visit our Facebook page for our most up to date news.

Apple Pressing Day | Diwrnod Gwasgu Afalau

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted by llangollen garden in Events - (Comments Off on Apple Pressing Day | Diwrnod Gwasgu Afalau)

We had a wonderful time pressing apples at the community garden. Over 50 people came along to help out, there was music, laughter and lots of apples and of course juice! Great teamwork on the day meant we got through a tremedous number of apples, producing juice to drink and take away. We also replenished our compost bays with the apple mush. Of course we also left plenty of apples on our tree for the local wildlife.



Many more images are available on our Facebook page. Many thanks go to everyone who came along to help out, brought apples, the band – The Glaaswalkers, and North Wales Wildlife Trust for lending us the pressing equipment.


Spring season 2017

May 19th, 2017 | Posted by llangollen garden in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Spring season 2017)

Come along to the community garden every Saturday morning during the Spring/Summer, from 10.30-12.30. All welcome! Check out our Facebook page for latest updates.


Water system upgrade

September 8th, 2016 | Posted by llangollen garden in Garden News - (Comments Off on Water system upgrade)


Watering the garden used to take an hour, now it can be done in 10 minutes! Our first water system upgrade this summer was a pumped delivery hose.


This was great fun, but could only deliver 20 litres per minute to the plants. By moving around the tanks and hoses, we can now use gravity fed large diameter hoses that deliver up to 200 litres per minute – making watering an area very fast!

Finnish stick bread making

February 4th, 2016 | Posted by llangollen garden in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Finnish stick bread making)
Getting the bread started

Getting the bread started


Mmmm jam

Mmmm jam

Autumn colour | Lliw Y Hydref

November 16th, 2015 | Posted by llangollen garden in Diary - (Comments Off on Autumn colour | Lliw Y Hydref)
Straw bale building

Straw bale building fully rendered and lime washed in ‘Ynys Mon’ lime wash.

Autumn leaf fall decorates the roof structure.

Solar powered water pump at the garden

October 27th, 2015 | Posted by llangollen garden in Garden News - (Comments Off on Solar powered water pump at the garden)

We’ve recently invested in a solar panel to power a new water pump. The stream that runs near the bottom of the garden is our only source of water. We’re lucky to have it, but access to the stream has always been difficult. Hopefully this pump will help us make the most of the stream.


The panel is ground mounted facing South at approximately 50 degrees. A dedicated solar controller is used to store energy from the panel in a battery. The controller protects the battery from overcharging and over-use.


Timing circuitry allows automatic operation of the water pump. The pump can only operate for 14 minutes before requiring a 1 min idle period. The circuitry also provides this control.


The pump is of the sort used as a water lift pump in a caravan. They cost between £15 and £25, and vary by pressure, flow, and by impeller type (metal/plastic). Our 1.1bar, 20l/min pump cost about £20 and has a plastic impeller. It is surrounded by large rocks which prevent it being knocked by debris floating down the stream.


The 150 litre water tank is filled every day ready for use, this takes about 40 minutes to complete. The tank is located approximately 20 metres horizontally from the stream, and 6 metres vertically. A hose is attached and can be used to fill watering cans, or used directly with a nozzle.

Currently we abstract 150 litres per day. Natural Resources Wales rules say that we can abstract up to 20’000 litres per day.

Storytelling with Fiona Collins

July 8th, 2015 | Posted by llangollen garden in Events - (Comments Off on Storytelling with Fiona Collins)