English

Welcome to the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust (WHGT) web site

WHGT AGM 2016

Annual General Meeting 2016 hosted by the Carmarthenshire branch

Fri 10th June                Table booked at the Cawdor in Llandeilo for diner at 7.30 pm

 

Saturday 11 June
Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8QH
 

10.00 a.m.                   Coffee on arrival

10.30 a.m.                   Annual General Meeting followed by a talk on “Moving Heaven & Earth Capability Brown’s Gift of Landscape, by Steffie Shields

1.00 p.m.                     Lunch followed by a guided walk around the gardens by Joseph Atkin (Head gardener)

4.30 p.m.                     Visit to Paxton’s Tower – Folly/ Eye-catcher

 

Lunch, Talk and tour at Aberglasney - Members £25.00 per head Non- members £30.00 per head

 

 

Sun 12th June

 

 

10.30 a.m.                   Guided walk Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, SA19 6PF by Ken Murphy (Dyfed Archaeological Trust)

                                    Please remember to bring your National Trust card, or pay on the day. Meet in front of the House at 10.30.

 

All members should have booking forms. If not please contact the Carmarthen branch 


 

Historic Parks and gardens of Camarthenshire

Historic Parks ansd Gardens of Camarthenshire

The Carmarthenshire Branch of The Welsh Historic Gardens Trust (WHGT)
is pleased to announce the publication of:

Historic Parks and Gardens of Carmarthenshire


Researched and written by a group of volunteers, this book sets out to explore the rich heritage of parks and gardens across Carmarthenshire. It includes sections on garden archaeology, allotments, conservation, deer parks, icehouses, walled gardens and the use of water in the landscape. It also describes 31 historic parks and gardens, some well known like Aberglasney, Dinefwr and the National Botanic Garden of Wales, but also includes a sample of private gardens. It is lavishly illustrated with current and historic images, including a number of early aquatints, old postcards and the famous Thomas Hornor paintings of Middleton Hall.
The foreword has been written by Elisabeth Whittle (president of WHGT) and the introduction by Brian Dix (archaeologist). This book would not have been completed without the support of the Dyfed Archaeological Trust, the many hours volunteered by those who researched and wrote the entries, and the generosity of those who contributed material in the course of our research. Thanks are also due to all who welcomed us into their gardens, and shared their knowledge with us.


Order Form
The book will be on sale at £15.00 at bookshops or can be ordered at this price from the address below (please add £2.50 p&p per book)
Order before 31st May 2016 at a special price of £14.00 per book which includes free p & p.
Please send me.......... Copies at £14.00 each (total £............)
Name:................................................. Address...................................................................................................................................................................................
Post Code:........................................... Telephone...........................Email...........................................................................
Cheque for £.............. Is enclosed made payable to WHGT Carms Branch
Please post this form with a cheque to WHGT Carms, The Corner House, 6 Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo, SA19 6AE
Welsh Historic Gardens Trust Carmarthenshire Branch 01558 823121 ext 203

 

 

 

North Wales Festival of Gardens 28th May -5th June

Launch at Plas Cadnant

Saturday 28: Festival Launch with guest of honour, Roy Lancaster. Garden walk & talk, Pimms & canapés and an illustrated talk by Bleddyn Wynn-Jones of Crug Farm Plants

GARDEN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC Admission by advance ticket only £35 (available to purchase from Plas Cadnant during garden opening times)

 

Review of Heritage Services in Wales

Review of Heritage Services in Wales

Ken Skates, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism has announced that Baroness Randerson has been asked to lead a review of heritage services in Wales she is scheduled to report by 31 March. 

More information at:     
 
http://gov.wales/newsroom/cultureandsport/2016/160123-review-heritage-services/?lang=en

 

Ice Houses of Wales

Ice Houses of Wales

 The Ice House at Mostyn

Can you help?
Can you contribute to The Welsh Ice-house Gazetteer

Please

a) check the accuracy of ice-house observations and the locations – are the descriptions and the map grid references correct?
b) Add any other examples, existing or to be found only on old maps, whether Ordnance Survey maps or estate maps and documents?
c) Can anyone remember an ice-house in use?

For New entries please complete the online form or send  the following details:

1.Name, civil community/parish, and National Grid Reference
2.Relation to and distance from house and possible source of ice (eg. 300m. NE of house by pond)
3.External appearance (eg. built into bank, earth-covered mound)
4.Internal appearance (eg. passage, doors, building materials, form and dimensions of ice-chamber, any drainage arrangements)
5.Condition
6.Any published references (eg. article, old OS map)
7.Name and address/contact details of recorder


Updated entries again use the online form or send the details
1.Name and location as above
2.Any information to be updated (eg. more detail, better description, change in condition, etc)
3.Name and address/contact details of recorder
Please, remember that most ice-houses are on private land, and many are extremely dangerous to examine. If the ice-house is not in your ownership, please ensure that you have permission to visit, that somebody knows you are going to do so, and preferably be accompanied.
Information can be sent to


Dr Eurwyn Wiliam
42 St Fagans Drive
St Fagans
Cardiff CF5 6EF.