Every month brings a wide variety of special events to the Parks and Gardens of South Wales. Here’s a rundown of a few things you can get involved with over the next few weeks:
14th January. Orchard Cardiff Wassail, Riverside Community Gardens. Wassailing is an ancient tradition associated with good harvests and particularly with apples. All are welcome to come and enjoy a glass of mulled apple juice!
18th January. Ask the Gardener at St Fagan’s Museum of Welsh Life. If you need to know more about winter pruning of fruit trees, come along to the garden outside Kennixton House to get all your questions answered by an expert.
22nd January. Chepstow Countryside Service guided walk. This free walk takes in Fedw Woods, the remains of old ironworks, and an ancient church in the Wye Valley. It starts from the village of Tintern.
28th January. Botanical Art at Dyffryn Gardens. If you’ve ever admired the lovely botanical illustrations found in old books, Debbie Devauden will show you how to draw your own. This is a regular event and it does sell out, so be sure to book early.
28th-29th January. St Dwynwen’s Weekend at the Gower Heritage Centre. Brodyr Baedddwen present demonstrations and re-enactments designed to teach families all about the traditions surround the Welsh St Valentine.
28th-29th January. Love Food Weekend at the Big Pit. You can always get fine cheeses along with a day of Welsh insudtrial history at the Big Pit in Blaenavon, but on this weekend there will be fudges, whiskies, and chocolates, and more!
If you know about an event happening at a South Wales park or garden and it’s not listed here, let us know in the comments!