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!
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
Last Saturday, 18th November, we opened our gates to the communities of Wrexham and beyond, and welcomed over 250 people to see what we do here. We raised just over £1500, which is an incredible achievement. Santa Ray met some of our students, including Cathy, before directing visitors at the main gates. Refreshments were ably served by … Continue reading A Busy weekend at EVWG!
If you have a Co-op loyalty card you can simply register as a supporter of the Erlas Victorian Walled Garden and our charity will receive 1% of everything you spend on selected Co-op branded products and services from Co-op Group businesses, including food stores and funeral homes. Watch this short video to see how simple … Continue reading Support us at the Co-op!
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.
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.
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!
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!)
Ray and Carlton continue to work on re-furbishing the round-hose in the West Garden, thanks to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund. Rob (and Deb), 2 new volunteers also help out. The timber cladding is almost completed, and all the windows have been installed. When completed, the building will be used by learners from the supported … Continue reading Roundhouse Refurbishment almost completed!
Yesterday, Monday 4th September, saw the ‘start’ of our Bird Watching Project for people of all ages in our community – older members very welcome! Alan, a new volunteer, has agreed to ‘lead’ the meetings at the walled garden every 4th Monday of each month, starting at 9.30am. We welcomed 3 new people, who had heard about … Continue reading Enjoyable start to our Bird-watching project – ‘Twitchers of all ages’ + Pumpkin update!