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The Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, a conservation and heritage organisation set up to protect and conserve historic garden and park landscapes of Wales, has relaunched its Montgomeryshire branch.
The branch will be based at Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, near Newtown, where there are spectacular Grade 1 listed formal gardens on a 750-acre estate, which is Wales’ newest National Nature Reserve.
WHGT campaigns to save historic gardens and parks from neglect, indifference, insensitive planning and planting for future generations. It aims to raise awareness of the heritage landscape and to promote the richness and cultural importance of these sites.
Trust members enjoy a programme of events including garden visits, lectures and study days, garden surveys, practical conservation work, research and fundraising.
Y Talbot wins National Tourism Award 2013
We were delighted to be named winner of the Mid Wales Regional Tourism Award in the National Tourism Awards 2013, given for "providing a high quality and distinctive visitor experience". This is a very welcome endorsement of the work that has been put into Y Talbot over the last three years.
The Nags Head Inn in Garthmyl have a Fantastic mid-week offer! Enjoy a bargain lunch or dinner with every Mondays 25% off Steaks until the end of 2013.
The award, given annually by the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) and sponsored by Lister Shearing Equipment Ltd, goes to the person who has promoted and encouraged others interested in shearing and who has gained the respect of the UK shearing industry.
The winner is chosen by popular vote through the BWMB's shearing publication, Newsclip, which provides readers with nomination forms for the award.
The Fair takes place on December 2nd and 3rd, leaving just 21 shopping days to Christmas and this year the number of outdoor stands is being increased by 40 per cent. A new avenue will be opened – between the S4C Pavilion and the underpass – creating a circular route around the showground.
There will be nearly 400 trade stands at the Fair and the variety of stalls, including craft, clothing, food, books, antiques, jewellery and seasonal gifts of all kinds, will provide a wide and attractive choice for shoppers without the hassle of the high street and with free parking on the doorstep.
School children are playing their part in helping to extend ancient woodland at Wales'
newest National Nature Reserve (NNR) at Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, near Newtown in Mid Wales.
The year-three pupils from Ysgol Rhiw Bechan paid a visit to Gregynog Hall in the autumn, to collect acorns, which were the put in cold storage to germinate. The children recently returned to plant the acorns in a nursery on the 750-acre estate.
When the acorns have developed into saplings, they will be transplanted in an area of the estate where coniferous trees have been felled.
This superb production includes songs we all know, to sing and dance to, with modern up to date jokes and references. Clear, straightforward, and full of non-stop fun, it is sure to appeal to boys and girls, dads and mums.
Prepare for lots of family fun and audience participation! Come in costume, if you like!