Diary of Events: Spring 2014

Volunteer sessions are held on Wednesdays and Fridays. We provide drinks but please bring a packed lunch.  If you would like to start volunteering, or just want to come and see what it is all about, please telephone Judith Hughes (01248 670673) or Sarah Edgar (01286 674934).

There will be a small charge for most meetings (£2 for members, £3 for non-members - unless mentioned below), but note that students and children are free.  Children under 16 must be accompanied.


A complete diary of events is available to download here.

N.B.  Dates for these events cannot always be guaranteed.  Please check details with the Friends nearer the date, especially if travelling any distance.

Starwatch at Treborth. Bring torch and warm clothes – hot drinks provided. Check beforehand on 01248 353398 if cloudy or wet. 
Date: Saturday 1st February 2014 
Time: 7 p.m. 
Place: Treborth Botanic Garden

Enjoy an excellent meal at this popular restaurant. See booking sheet enclosed with the 
Newsletter for further details Places are limited – bookings to Julian Bridges by 1st March. 
Smart casual dress please. 
Date: Thursday 13th  March 2014 
Time: Drinks from 6.30 p.m., meal at 7.30 p.m. 
Place: Garddfon Inn, Port Dinorwic 
Cost: £20 – see booking form 

Trevor is the Conservation Manager for Plantlife Cymru. He studied botany at Bangor 
University and gained a PhD in plant architecture. Trevor undertakes conservation work on 
highly threatened plants such as Sword-leaved Helleborine (woodland), Chamomile 
(heathland), Cornflower (arable) and Lesser Butterfly Orchid (grassland). 
Date: Thursday 20th March 2014 
Time: 7.00 p.m. 
Place: Main Arts Lecture Theatre, College Road, Bangor 
Cost: Donations welcome at the door. 

Indoor plants, perennials, trees, shrubs, bulbs, ferns, vegetable and salad seedlings. Carnivorous plants. fresh local produce (including a cake stall). Refreshments including tea, coffee and cakes. Contributions welcome as soon as possible, preferably labelled plants. 
Date: Saturday 12th April 2014 
Time: 10.00 a.m to 12.30 p.m. 
Place: Treborth Botanic Garden. No charge 

In conjunction with the Len Beer Lecture we will be hosting Plantlife’s Patchwork Meadow 
Exhibition at Treborth and to celebrate this we will be holding a textile workshop with the 
opportunity to learn basic skills such as knitting and embroidery, or to try something new, eg 
spindle spinning or needle felting. There will be two sessions, morning and afternoon. 
Booking essential – more details on the form which can be picked up at the Garden or 
contact Angela Thompson (tel 01248 712564 or email act.celyn@gmail.com) 
Date: Saturday 19th April 2014 
Time: 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm 
Place: Treborth Botanic Garden 
Cost: £10 per session 

Annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and house plants for sale. 
Date: Saturday 17th May 2014 
Time: 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 
Place: Treborth Botanic Garden 
Cost: No charge for entry. 

Visit Dunham Massey Hall and Park (National Trust), and a combination of industry and 
gardening at Quarry Bank Mill (also National Trust). 
Date: Tuesday 20th May 2014 
Time: 9.00 a.m 
Place: Treborth Botanic Garden. 
Cost: Please see booking sheet


COACH TRIP TO IRELAND - 8th to 10th July 2014 
We have arranged, jointly with the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, a three day coach trip to 
gardens in Ireland. We will be staying in Bray, and visiting the National Botanic Gardens of 
Ireland at Glasnevin, and Powerscourt Gardens, as well as three small private gardens – 
the Dillion Garden, Hunting Brook and Tinode. Cost will be £255 with a £36 single room 
supplement. For more details please contact Ann Illsley (tel. 01248 364028 or email 

pencefn@rhiwlas.org.uk), or pick up a booking form at Treborth. 

Hawk Moth trapped at Treborth

Laothoe populi

The Poplar Hawk-moth

Family Sphingidae. It is found throughout the Palearctic region and the Near East and is one of the most common members of the family in the region.[1]

The proboscis is non-functional, so they do not feed as adults

Volunteers - please come and help us

Volunteer sessions are held every week on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.30 until 13.00 or later depending on the weather. We provide drinks but please bring a packed lunch. Whilst the Committee will make every effort to ensure that someone will be there at 10.30 on Wednesdays and Fridays, just occasionally this might not be possible. If you are locked out please first check outside, as we may be in the glasshouses or garden. Otherwise please telephone Judith Hughes (01248 670673) or Sarah Edgar (01286 674934).

Student work parties will be held on the first Sunday of each month. All members will be welcome to come and lend a hand.

There will be a small charge for all meetings (£2 for members, £3 for non-members - unless mentioned below), but note that students and children are free. Children under 16 must be accompanied.

Grow Plants for Treborth

WE NEED HELP TO GROW PLANTS FOR OUR AUTUMN PLANT SALE AT TREBORTH. These sales earn the Friends money which we could not do without, money which supports the developments in the garden. Please grow some plants for us - every little helps. Contact Judith Hughes  (01248 670673) or David Shaw (01248 364260) for details of which plants we want volunteers to grow and when or join in one of our many propagation sessions and workshops at the garden.  Tell Judith or David if you are planning to supply us with plants for the sales so that we can co-ordinate growing - to prevent everybody growing the same thing.

.......AND if you will want to buy any special plants at the sale (veg or flowers), ask us and we might be able to raise some for you.