A meeting of the National garden scheme was held near Llanidloes earlier this month.

The National Garden Scheme in North Powys held a pre-season meeting for garden owners at Plas Dinam Hall, Llandinam on March 19 with over 70 people in attendance.

The audience were seated in the drawing room to hear Susan Paynton, County Organiser for North Powys outline plans for the upcoming season.

Treasurer, Jude Boutle, reported a gratifying increase in total income from £39,307 in 2022 to £46,247 in 2023 representing a difference of nearly £7,000.


She added: “Visitor numbers were up 1,511 to a total 6,704 last year, the figures raised by North Powys representing an impressive 1.36% of the total National Garden Scheme donations of £3.4 million nationwide in 2023.”

This was followed by a talk by Paul Jackson-Clark from Parkinsons UK who praised the work of the scheme and how “vital” The National Garden Scheme funds are to the charity by “allowing more specially trained nurses to be allocated to patients suffering from this distressing disease”.

The meeting closed with presentations to long serving garden owners, before enjoying tea and home-made cakes.