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Friends of Treborth Botanic Garden

Description: The Friends aim to help to develop North Wales' Botanic Garden at Treborth, near the Menai Bridge, Bangor, Gwynedd, as well as to provide meetings, workshops and plant sales to promote the benefits of gardening to people, the environment and biodiversity.
Contact: chair, Sarah Edgar, e-mail:
Venue: varies depending on the event, see the calendar page or in more detail at their news and events blogpage at There is a small charge for members and non-members at most events, but not at plant sales.
Subscriptions: 10 standard single, 7 concessionary single, 15 standard joint/family, 10 concessionary joint/family, students free


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Abergele Garden Society

Contact:  the Secretary, Wendy Price, tel: 01745 825305
Meetings: second Monday of the month, starting at 7:30pm, except December and January when there is no meeting. There is a Mini-Show at most meetings.
Venue: Mynydd Seion, Chapel Rooms, Llanfair Road, Abergele
, LL22 7AW. Limited parking. Additional parking at Tesco and the Library, not far away.
Subscriptions:  10 per annum payable in April; visitors welcome 1.50 per visit..


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Caeathro Gardening Club  
CGC is due to restart October 2022, but yet to be confirmed

Description: local gardening club, not just for those from Caeathro but the whole surrounding area, including Caernarfon!. Guests always welcome.
Contact:  the Secretary, Ms Liz Watkin, email:  
Meetings: second Tuesday of the month, starting at 1pm, unless otherwise stated; CHANGED FROM 7pm. Raffle. Occasional plant or photographic competitions.
Venue: Canolfan y Capel / Caeathro Chapel Centre, Caeathro, near Caernarfon. Free parking on the local roads.
Subscriptions:  8 per annum, due at the first meeting of the Autumn programme in October, BUT at second meeting in November in 2022, but can be paid at any subsequent meeting. Guests welcome, 2 per meeting.


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Colwyn Bay Horticultural Society

Description: this Society organises two shows a year, has a Celebrity speaker at their AGM and an "Autumn Gardening Event". It does not have monthly meetings with speakers, although it is hoped to have occasional summer garden visits. 
Contact:  the Membership Secretary, Jonathan Sykes on 01492 530605.
Meetings: no monthly meetings.
Show, AGM and "Event" Venue: Rhos Methodist Church Hall, Rhos Road, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay.
Subscriptions:  7 per annum, 12 couples, 2 children, due 1st January.


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Llandudno Garden and Horticultural Society

Description: The club is for all those interested in gardening. An informal group, no gardening knowledge is expected, just an interest.
Contact:  Secretary, Mrs Jeanne Burke, tel 07850 283805 or email 
Meetings: third Thursday of the month, from 7:30pm. Visitors welcome. Not all talks are gardening related. Trips in the summer - enquire for details. 
Venue:  St David's Methodist Church Hall, Mostyn Avenue, Craig y Don, Llandudno, LL30 1YY.
Subscriptions:  10 per annum.
Website: (none)


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Llangernyw Gardening Club

Description: The club is for all those interested in gardening. An informal group, no gardening knowledge is expected, just an interest.
Contact:  Secretary, Birgitte Magnussen on 01745 860438, or Louise Jones on 01745 860360
Meetings: first Thursday of the month, from 7:00pm. Guests welcome.
Venue:  Canolfan Bro Cernyw, Llangernyw.
Subscriptions:  5 per annum. Guests pay 1.50 per meeting.


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Henllan & District Gardening Club

Description: A garden club with members from their 30's to 80's. An Annual Village Show.
Contact:  .
Meetings: first Thursday of the month, except August, from 7:30pm. Guests welcome.
Venue:  Church Institute, Henllan.
Subscriptions:  7 per annum. Guests pay 1.00 per meeting.
Website: (none)


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Maenan Gardening Club

Description: A garden club where everyone is welcome. There will be speakers, quiz nights, social events and visits.
Contact:  Sue Hamer on 01492 640843 or Chris Hambleton on 01492 860581 or Di Jones on 01492 643255
Meetings: fourth Monday of the month, from 7:30pm.
Venue:  Maenan Abbey Hotel, Maenan, Llanwrst, LL26 0UL.
Subscriptions:  5 per annum. Visitors always welcome, 2.00 per meeting.
Website: (none)


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Rhewl Gardening Club

Description: 8 speakers a year on a variety of subjects and social evenings during the summer months, including garden visits. 2017 Plant Sale at NGS open weekend 24th and 25th June.
Contact:  Jean Wallis, 07973 520110, or for diary events
Meetings: last Wednesday of the month, from 7pm until 9pm.
Venue:  Rhewl Pavilion, Rhewl, near Ruthin.
Subscriptions:  20 per annum. Visitors always welcome, 2.00 per meeting.


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Tywyn Gardening Club

Description: An active gardening club that has monthly meetings, an annual outing in the summer to a well-known garden, smaller visits to places of members' choosing. In conjunction with Talyllyn Railway they decorate the Floral Train in August and arrange entertainment at Abergynolwyn Station. 
Members can bring plants/produce/ garden-oriented items to the meeting to swap or buy/sell. (If anything is sold, generally, half the money goes to the donor and half to the Garden Club. The Club is affiliated to the Merioneth Horticultural Society, this making us part of a larger group. The Society awards a bursary annually to a young person studying horticulture or arboriculture, the amount given being at the discretion of the committee; it will also provide prizes for certain classes in a show if we have one.
Contact:  Secretary: Hilary Harrison, Maes Gwynedd, Llwyngwril, Gwynedd, LL37 2QB; telephone: 01341 251021 


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North Wales groups of National UK Plant Societies
Local gardening clubs


North Wales Group

Contact details: Hon. Sec: Mrs Pam Boardman, Bryn Llwyd, Rhosgadfan, Caernarfon, LL54 7LB. Tel: 01286 831194. Email:
Meetings: Held at the Llandygai Village Hall, Llandygai, Bangor, normally on the 2nd Wednesday (of the months they have meetings), at 7:00pm.
North Wales Webpages: [on National UK Website]
National UK Website:
Subscription: 4.00. Family 6.00


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North Wales Group

Contact: Sue Griffith, Bryn Robin, Groes, Denbigh, Denbighshrie, LL16 5RU. Tel. 01745550330.  Email:
Meetings: This group has about 40 members and meet monthly on the third Monday in winter at 7.15 for 7.30 start for talks at Eirianfa Community Centre, Denbigh LL16 3TS.  Garden visits are arranged in summer and the group has a CGS stand at Llangollen Show in June. 
Venue Directions: Follow A525 to Denbigh, follow signs for Town Centre and Main Car Park. Eirianfa Community Centre is opposite the car park 
North Wales Webpage: [on National UK Website]
National UK website: 


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Hardy Plant Society
Clwyd Group

Contact: Chris Price-Morris, Tel: 01352 781458 (please lave a message), Email:
Meetings start at 7.30 pm, doors open 7.00 pm, on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, however some events take place on a Sunday so see programme for these. Visitors are welcome at all meetings in Holywell, 3 admission; no charge for members. The meetings normally include a talk by a guest speaker, a raffle, refreshments, a "plants of interest table", and a members plants table to add to group funds. There is ample opportunity to chat with hardy plant experts, get advice and top tips and perhaps cultivate some new friends in North Wales.
Meetings and Plant Fayre  Venue:  NEW VENUE: The Stamford Gate Hotel, Halkyn Road, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 7SJ.
 Parking is free. 
Website: [on National UK organisation website]
Subscriptions: Clwyd group local membership 5 single, 7 joint, payable in January. National HPS membership 17 single, 19 joint, payable January 1st. You must be a National HPS member to join the local groups, except for any special offers. Visitors may come to individual meetings without being an annual  membership fee, paying 3 on entry at each meeting. Anyone is very welcome to the Plant Fayre and there is no charge.


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Plant Heritage
(NCCPG - National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens)
North Wales Group.

This Group has now closed down, due to lack of Plant Heritage members in north Wales willing to take on any of the Official positions.


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The U3A is a National network of independent local U3A Groups which exist to further learning in an informal setting for those that are no longer in full-time employment. Each local U3A Group has regular weekly or monthly meetings on a range of subjects, and has a number of "Interest Groups" on specific subjects and some have gardening related activities. Not all U3A Groups have gardening groups though. The following are U3A Groups in North Wales that do have Gardening Interest groups. Contact the U3A group with a mind to joining them and then you can find out more about the gardening Interest Group.

Flintshire U3A
Contact details:
Meetings: first Wednesday of the month, at 10am

: New Brighton Community Centre, Moel Famau Road, New Brighton, Mold, CH7 6QX.

Subscription: ? pa, payable in March
Interest Group name: "Gardening Club"
Interest Group meetings: first Friday of the month and occasional

Prestatyn, Rhyl and District U3A
Contact details: 
Meetings: this U3A Group is only just being established, make enquiries
: Jubilee Centre, Seabank Drive, Prestatyn
Subscription: 15.00 or 18 if you wish to have your newsletter posted to you, payable on 1st May
Interest Group name: "Gardening"; there was a meeting in April to organise the setting up of this group; email fro further information

Wrexham U3A
Contact details: Wrexham U3A, PO BOX 2257, Wrexham, LL11 0DE
on the third Tuesday of the month.
: William Aston Hall, Glyndwr University at 2.00pm
Subscription: ?
Interest Group name: "Gardening Group 5"
Interest Group meetings: 2pm on first Tuesday of the month at members' homes
Interest Group name:
"National Garden Scheme visits"
Interest Group meetings: usually first Wednesday of the month


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