Winter has certainly arrived at the Gardens.


Last Friday 8th December brought heavy snow fall around Wrexham, and we had to close the gardens, as neither staff nor students could get out of their homes easily -although Jane did make it in! Following heavy snowfall over the weekend, and especially on Sunday, we were forced to close the project again on Monday, although … Continue reading Winter has certainly arrived at the Gardens.

There’s still lots to do it in the Garden in December!


Even though the temperatures are slowly dropping and there is less daylight to enjoy, there are lots of activities going on in the gardens. The picture shows the Monday afternoon group from the Gwersyllt pupil referral unit, who help out for a few hours. The volunteers all seem to be enjoying the fresh air! The bird hide … Continue reading There’s still lots to do it in the Garden in December!

Celebration of our success in the Co-op Community Fund


Erlas Victorian Walled Garden were chosen as one of three local projects to benefit by sharing 1% of what customers spend on Co-op branded products. The voting took place, on line, by members of the Co-op from April to November 2017. We were thrilled to learn that at the end of the voting ’round’, we would … Continue reading Celebration of our success in the Co-op Community Fund

News about our Christmas Fayre on Saturday 18th November 1-3.30pm plus ‘Away Day’ at EVWG


Preparations for our Christmas Fayre are coming along nicely, and a new volunteer, Terry, has kindly created these 2 hares, which will be part of our raffle prizes next Saturday. Please come along to the afternoon, as there will be plenty to buy, including home-made crafts, cushions, cakes and gifts made by the guides; plus children’s activities; with fruit, plants … Continue reading News about our Christmas Fayre on Saturday 18th November 1-3.30pm plus ‘Away Day’ at EVWG

Pumpkin Carving at Llangollen Show and late October news.


We were delighted to see that both our pumpkins featured at the Llangollen Food Festival on Saturday 14th October, and you can see the size of ‘Pumpkin 2’ compared to a ‘normal’ pumpkin….Nick Pengelly who ‘looked after’ it’s cultivation said that the pumpkin probably weighed around 170lb, and would have grown even bigger if we have fed it … Continue reading Pumpkin Carving at Llangollen Show and late October news.

Pumpkins’ final week at EVWG, plus our gratitude to the late Trevor Lewis and his family.


Our giant pumpkins, after being planted back in the middle of May, have grown to giants. We believe Pumpkin 2, which is the bigger one, weighs in the region of 200lb. Simon O’Rourke, the chainsaw sculptor, will be carving one of the pumpkins at the Llangollen Food Festival this Saturday 14th October. (more details at … Continue reading Pumpkins’ final week at EVWG, plus our gratitude to the late Trevor Lewis and his family.

Fantastic News from Masonic Charitable Foundation Award plus ‘highlights’ from our day out to Forhall Farm, Market Drayton!


EVWG learnt early in September that we had come in second place, within the Province of North Wales, to benefit from an Award of £15,000 to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the United Grand Lodge of England. We were thrilled to hear this news, and on Thursday 28th September, Alan Powell and Nick Woodward of … Continue reading Fantastic News from Masonic Charitable Foundation Award plus ‘highlights’ from our day out to Forhall Farm, Market Drayton!

Talk at Llangollen Garden Club; reminder of next Birdwatching meeting (and apologies!)


Emma and Ann gave a talk to the Llangollen Gardening Club on Tuesday 19th September. The group were very welcoming, and interested in the work we do here. Emma spoke about her gardening experiences, and presented the raffle prize to a delighted member of the group. It is hoped that the Llangollen Male Voice Choir … Continue reading Talk at Llangollen Garden Club; reminder of next Birdwatching meeting (and apologies!)