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.

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.

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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.

 

Getting ready for the greenhouse!

January 31st, 2014 | Posted by llangollen garden in Garden News - (Comments Off on Getting ready for the greenhouse!)
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2014 will be the year of the greenhouse! We’ve removed the old fruit cage, leaving enough space to give our greenhouse a prime position in the garden. We still need to level the ground slightly, but by March the greenhouse should be fully installed.

Garden Open Day & Bee World Launch – 18th May 2013

May 8th, 2013 | Posted by llangollen garden in Events | Garden News - (Comments Off on Garden Open Day & Bee World Launch – 18th May 2013)

Visit Llangollen community garden on Saturday 18th May and see the launch our Bee World area, find out more about the garden and enjoy a BBQ in the sunshine!

The day starts at 10am with a visit from Susan Elan Jones, who will be helping launch our new Bee World area. The BBQ will be serving food at around 1pm, with the day wrapping up around 5pm.

Wild Weekend

October 27th, 2012 | Posted by llangollen garden in Garden News - (Comments Off on Wild Weekend)

What a brilliant effort at the garden. See photos below or on Facebook.

 

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Wild Weekend :: Come along and get involved!

September 29th, 2012 | Posted by llangollen garden in Events - (Comments Off on Wild Weekend :: Come along and get involved!)

On October 27th we will be taking part in the Keep Wales Tidy ‘Wild Weekend’ – We will be building some enhanced habitat zones. We will use material found on the site to create brash piles. Brash piles are great for wildlife and will help mark out some of the areas on site. If you like wildlife, or just want to help, this will be a great weekend to get involved!

Autumn at the garden

September 19th, 2012 | Posted by llangollen garden in Garden News - (Comments Off on Autumn at the garden)

It has been an exciting time at the garden… After a successful information evening, we have new volunteers, have cleared a large area and have added more detail to our garden plan.

Three community garden volunteers attended a two day permaculture course at the Garth Community Garden – they brought back many new ideas for the garden plan. The plan is really developing now, but it still needs input, especially from you experienced gardeners out there!

We have started removing tree stumps and roots from the site. This has been hard work for our volunteers, but nothing they cannot manage – we intend to remove those roots remaining over the next few weeks.

The site is teeming with wildlife, during the Keep Wales Tidy ‘Wild Weekend’ (27-28th October) we intend to build some enhanced habitat zones. We will use material found on the site, to create brash piles. Brash piles are great for wildlife and will help mark out some of the areas on site. If you like wildlife, or just want to help, this will be a great weekend to get involved!

Llangollen Community Garden – Join in!

September 17th, 2012 | Posted by llangollen garden in Garden News - (Comments Off on Llangollen Community Garden – Join in!)

Gardening sessions run every weekend, and on selected evenings during the week. Get in touch if you are interested in in joining us – click here!

Llangollen Garden Introduction

September 16th, 2012 | Posted by llangollen garden in Garden News - (Comments Off on Llangollen Garden Introduction)

Llangollen community garden sits in a easily accessed location, close to Plas Newydd.

The garden has been set up with the aim of providing an opportunity for local people, groups and schools to grow their own food and engage with nature. It is also hope that as the very practical and positive project develops, links within the community will be strengthened. Produce from the garden will be shared out amongst those involved, and any surplus donated at the time.

The first few working sessions establishing access and beginning clearance, as well as making plans for the future. Planting will start next year, but currently the area is very overgrown and so there is still a large amount of clearing to take place.

Working sessions run every Saturday morning from 10.00 – 12.00. Sessions are also organised for evenings during the week. Access to the site is restricted to these working sessions.
We would love to hear from anyone who might be interested in getting involved with the garden. Perhaps you would like to help clear the site? Or perhaps you would be interested in helping to design or plant the garden?

If you would like to find out more or attend one of our sessions please get in touch via our contact page [Other contact and details included in offline version].