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New garden feature at Royal Welsh Spring Festival
4:00pm Thursday 17th May 2012 in RWAS Spring Festival
Visitors looking for inspirational ideas for creating practical gardens should go to the Gardeners Corner, a new feature being introduced at this year’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival where five mini gardens no larger than 3m x 3m in area illustrating how recycled materials can be utilised to good effect for home grown produce will be on view. The plot voted the best exhibit by the visiting public will receive a prize of £250.
The gardens will demonstrate not only how to grow-your-own at the least possible cost but will also show how colourful and restful a small garden can be, and how it can be more attractive to wildlife.
A Gardeners Question Time will also take place in the Floral Hall on both days of the Spring Festival on May 19 and 20 on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.
Gareth Davies will host Question Time on Saturday and Terry Walton on Sunday.
The subjects on Saturday include: Herbaceous Perennials/Propagation when the panel will be Ingrid Millington and a member of Neath Port Talbot College.
Gardening Concerns – Neath Port Talbot College. The panel will be Neil Barry, Bob Priddle and Richard Williams.
Garden Design for Attracting Wildlife with an introductory talk by David Burridge who will join Roger Hitchings, Organic Centre Wales, and Margaret Mason of the Cottage Garden Society.
At 9.30am on Sunday a service at the Festival will be conducted by the Rev Richard Kirlew (Rural Life Adviser, Swansea & Brecon Diocese) and the Rev Carol Wardman (Bishop’s Advisor for Church & Society, the Church in Wales).
Tony Little (Organic Centre Wales), Margaret Horner (Cwmbran & South Torfaen Allotment Association), and a member of the National Vegetable Society, will be the panellists on the subject of Vegetables and Allotment Gardening.
Keith Brown of Cilgwyn Lodge, Carmarthenshire, will give a presentation on My Gardening Year.
Frank Robinson of Nantyderry Nurseries, will give a demonstration on Hanging Baskets and Window Boxes.
The Smallholder Team will be at the weekend - please do come and say "hello" in the Glamorgan Hall.