Newport Garden Club
12:26pm Wednesday 6th July 2011 in Newport
Newport Garden Club visited Treffgarne Hall last week, and were impressed by the stone residence, built by Dr Evans in 1824.
Eight years ago there were no flower beds, those had been flattened to grass with a JCB by the previous people, leaving a blank canvas ready to be filled, and the old walled garden was deserted except for a tennis court.
Martin Batty and his wife set about filling it with frost-hardy to tender plants, trusting the shelter of its walls and the mild climate of Pembrokeshire. There were proteas with their photogenic blooms, foxglove trees from the far east, phormiums, shrubs of all kinds set off by the grey of gravel paths, and the slate-edged double rill across the middle. The last two winters claimed the tenderest of the plantings, but most have survived beyond expectation. The Garden Club resumes its monthly meetings at the Boat Club on September 27th, with a talk at 7.30pm by Keith Brown of Cilgwyn Lodge on Autumn Colour. New members are always welcome.