The event will be opened by William Watkins of Radnor Hills Water, valued supporters of the centre, having funded the main hall’s new moveable dividing wall. Demonstrations, talks and Q and A sessions follow on subjects such as wildlife gardening, bee keeping, permaculture, hanging baskets, square metre gardening and flower arranging, while children are catered for with morning and afternoon workshops in seed sowing and making model butterflies. The youngsters are also invited to create their own “Garden on a Plate” to bring along on the day for a competition.
The grown ups will be able to have a go at stone carving, bring along gardening tools to be sharpened and browse ornamental garden stonework, benches and lots of plants for sale. Highlights of the afternoon will be a presentation by Stephen Lloyd, Head Gardener at Hergest Croft, followed by a “Gardeners’ Question Time” with a panel of experts on hand to offer responses on a range of thorny gardening issues from the audience.
Entry is just £4 for adults, while accompanied under-16s have free admission. A café will run throughout the day with bar in the afternoon and it goes without saying that, whatever the weather outside, the Gardening Day will be warm and dry in the Community Centre hall.
Below is the detailed programme with timings.