2019 has been a fantastic year for the National Garden Scheme in North Powys!

There have been some wonderful moments to look back on – Berriew Village gardens attracting more than 400 visitors in one afternoon; a new

Japanese Stroll at Whitton opening for two weekends; Hurdley Hall being shortlisted in the ‘Nation’s favourite garden’ competition, to mention just a few.

At the garden owners get together in March we thanked some of our garden owners who had been opening for many years, but Sydney Thomas was not able to be there so we presented her with an ‘NGS hand fork’ at her garden opening in July to say ‘thank you’ for opening for more than 25


Sydney’s garden, Fraithwen, will be open again next year.

Altogether we have had more than 5,000 garden visitors, raising more than £30,000 in North Powys and we haven’t finished collecting it all yet!

These funds go to support nursing and health charities including Macmillan, Marie Curie and Horatio's Garden.

A huge thank you to all who have helped make this possible; gardens owners, tea makers, cake bakers, car park attendants, gate keepers, garden weeders, lawn mowers, volunteers who support them behind the scenes, booklet distributors, poster displayers, the County Times for helping us spread the word!

And finally you who have worked so hard visiting gardens! It takes all of us to make this a success.

Thank you all!

There are still four gardens open in by arrangement in October and November and many more in 2020.

So, if you are planning an afternoon out with a group of friends, or you have something special to celebrate in 2020, all you need do is contact the owner and arrange a time for an exclusive visit to one of these gardens.

Information about our 2020 gardens is not yet available on the NGS website, so we have produced a preview flyer with more information about the gardens open by arrangement.

Please contact our Publicity Officer, Helen Anthony, e-mail helen.anthony@ngs.org.uk or call 01686 941795 if you would like a copy.

Gardens open by arrangement 2019:

All Year: LLYSDINAM, Newbridge-on-Wye, LD1 6NB. Mary Elster: 01597 860190 llethr@outlook.com.

February-October: FRAITHWEN*, Tregynon, SY16 3EW. Sydney Thomas: 01686 650307.

April-November: HEBRON*, Knighton, LD7 1HP. Kevin Collins & Anita Lewis 01547 529576 kd.collins@hotmail.co.uk.

April-November: PLAS DINAM*, Llandinam, SY17 5DQ. Eldrydd Lamp, 07415 503554, eldrydd@plasdinam.co.uk.


All Year: THE HYMNS,* Walton, Presteigne, LD8 2RA. E Passey: 07958 762362; thehymns@hotmail.com.

All Year: LLYSDINAM*, Newbridge-on-Wye, LD1 6NB. Mary Elster: 01597 860190 llethr@outlook.com.

All Year: MAESFRON HALL AND GARDENS,* Trewern, Welshpool, SY21 8EA. Dr and Mrs TD Owen: 01938 570600; maesfron@aol.com.

All year: PONTHAFREN*, Newtown, SY16 2DY. Janet Rogers (volunteer gardener): 01686 621586.

February-October: FRAITHWEN*, Tregynon, Newtown, SY16 3EW. Sydney Thomas: 01686 650307.

February-October: HEBRON*, Knighton, LD7 1HP. Kevin Collins & Anita Lewis: 01547 529576; kd.collins@hotmail.co.uk.

March-August: ABERNANT*, Garthmyl, SY15 6RZ. Mrs B M Gleave: 01686 640494; john.gleave@mac.com.

March-September: FRON HEULOG*, Berriew, Welshpool, SY21 8QJ. Annis Bratt and Tim Ward: 01686 640544; FronHeulogGardens@outlook.com.

March-October: BRYNTEG,* Bwlch, Brecon, LD3 7NJ. Maria Pritchard: 01874 730582; m-pritchard@live.co.uk.

April-November: PLAS DINAM,* Llandinam, SY17 5DQ. Eldrydd Lamp: 07415 503554; eldrydd@plasdinam.co.uk.

May: ROCK MILL*, Abermule, Montgomery, SY15 6NN. Rufus & Cherry Fairweather: 01686 630664; fairweathers66@btinternet.com.

May-July: GILWERN BARN*, Beulah, LD5 4YG. Mrs Penelope Bourdillon: 01591 620203; pbourdillon@gmail.com.

May-July: THE NEUADD*, Llanbedr , Crickhowell, NP8 1SP. Robin & Philippa Herbert: 01873 812164; philippahherbert@gmail.com.

May-August: NANT Y CYFF*, Aberangell, Machynlleth, SY20 9NJ. Ant and Cathy Brown: 07763 458152; ant.brown58@googlemail.

May-August: PONT FAEN HOUSE*, Knighton, LD7 1LA. Mr John & Mrs Brenda Morgan: 01547 520847.

May-September: TRANQUILLITY HAVEN,* Whitton, Knighton, LD7 1NJ. Val Brown: 01547 560070; valerie.brown1502@gmail.com.

May-September: TYN Y CWM*, Beulah, Llanwrtyd Wells, LD5 4TS. Steve & Christine Carrow: 01591 620461; stevetynycwm@hotmail.co.uk.

May-September: WHITE HOPTON FARM,* Sarn, Newtown, SY16 4EN. Claire Austin: 01686 670 342; enquiries@claireaustin-hardyplants.co.uk.

June 15 to 26 June: TREMYNFA,* Llanymynech, SY22 6LA. Jon & Gillian Fynes: 01691 839471; gillianfynes@btinternet.com.

June-August: HURDLEY HALL*, Hurdley, Churchstoke, SY15 6DY. Simon Cain & Simon Quin: 07958 915115; simon.cain@westbourneconsulting.com.

June-August: OSPREY STUDIOS,* Penycae, Swansea, SA9 1YT. Rebecca Buck: 07913 743457; osprey.studios@btinternet.com.

June-September: 1 YSTRAD HOUSE*, Knighton, LD7 1EB. John & Margaret Davis: 01547 528154; jamdavis@ystradhouse.plus.com.

July-September: CAEBARDD,* Near Guilsfield, SY21 9DJ. Sandy Jones: 07816 527344.

July-September: PEN-Y-MAES*, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5PP. Shân Egerton: 01497 820423; penymaes.hay@gmail.com

PICTURED: Susan Paynton, County Organiser for the National Garden Scheme in N Powys, presents Sydney Thomas with an ‘NGS hand fork’ to say ‘thank you’ for opening for more than 25 years.