Category Archives: Llansadwrn Community Garden / Gardd Gymunedol Llansadwrn

Garden project – planting in Easter holidays

Plant your beans and your sweetcorn

The community garden is hoping to get everybody together during the Easter holidays to plant up some beans, sweetcorn and some sunflowers. Time to start saving your pots.

We will confirm the date nearer the time.

We would also like your ideas and thoughts on the garden. There is a board up in the Reading Room, along with the comments book which we will use as a basis for a funding application.

We will also be doing a community consultation which will be available online in the very near future.

Gardd Gymunedol Llansadwrn Community Garden – Feb 2019


First planting

The first work in Llansadwrn’s community garden took place on Saturday, 2nd Feb. A group of hardy volunteers braved near zero temperatures to break through snow and ice to plant the Garden’s first apple trees and a collection of snowdrops and bluebells.

The two trees we planted were Pig yr Wydd – a Llanwrda local variety that does well and a Sunset which is an apple cultivar that arose as a seedling from Cox’s Orange Pippin.

Our next planting session will take place on Saturday 16th February setting out from the Reading Room at 10.30am. If you’d like to join us please do even if it’s just to see what we’re up to!

Thank you to Dolau Hirion Trees and the Works garden centre for their support.


Planting snowdrops in the cold

Garden News



Since the Community consultation in November the volunteers charged with setting up the Llansadwrn Community Garden have been hard at work preparing its Constitution and Policies, opening its bank account and arranging insurance.

In addition the Community Garden received a generous donation from the Reverend Vanessa Hope-Bell in memory of her son Joel.

As a result on the morning of Saturday February 2nd the first actual action in the Garden will take place. Two varieties of apple, Sunset – a good cropping eater and Tin yr Wydd (The Goose’s Bottom) – a local variety of cooker will be planted. Some locally sourced native bulbs will also be dug in.

Everyone is welcome to get involved, help out or just come and have a look and a chat.

The Garden is for everyone so don’t be shy.

Rhandir-Sadwrn, latest news

Rhandir Garden Llansadwrn

As part of the community consultation on the Llansadwrn Rhandir project an open meeting was held at the Reading Room last Saturday morning.

More than twenty people attended and the idea of establishing a community garden/orchard in Llansadwrn was discussed in some depth.

Comments, suggestions and ideas came thick and fast. The meeting was very supportive of the idea and wanted the Rhandir to be a place that everyone in Llansadwrn could use, enjoy and be proud of.

The meeting was enthusiastic to get going as soon as possible and it was decided that a number of volunteers should take the project forward.

First of all we will get a Rhandir group set up and constituted and produce a development plan for the site for the Community Council to consider at their next meeting.

Rhandir-Sadwrn-meeting Rhandir Garden Llansadwrn Llansadwrn 1962 aerial shot with view of old garden on the community field
Llansadwrn 1962 aerial shot with view of the original garden on the community field

Comments from the feedback book and from the meeting (sic)

This is a brilliant idea, and will get people out& talking together as they work.

Lovely idea – fruit trees – easy maintenance – crop could be shared – scrumpy?

Wild play/forest school area fruit/forest garden

Great idea

An accessible path/s around the garden/orchard. Great idea!

Wonderful idea – another innovation to bring the community together.

What fun and a wonderful way to connect people in the village yet again in a wonderful environment. Jane

Wooden parck & zip wire Hannah

It’s an exelent idia Signed by Bethan

Greenhouse full of tomatos, carrots and stuff licke that

A place where tourists go and visit and seewildlife Poppy

A fantastic wy to create community!! Looking forward to the Orchard as my garden is too small for fruit trees and I think the opportunity for local school to have “forest school” is brilliant!!

A fairy garden! Little doors on flower pots to help the flowers grow Claire .E.

Garden patch for growing fruits and vegetables. Lewis

Community plots ‘Rubarb’ herbs, Runnes ect.

Possibly register as a ‘community charity’ to obtain grants/help from local business.

Fabulous idea to have a garden

Maintaining hedge cutting is important.

Large trees on boundary are protected.

Barbeque area -fire pit

Childrens’ ‘patch’ or tubs.
Lean to for green wood working

Seating areas/meeting places


Bird boxes Insect boxes

On rememberence day place little wooden crosses and grow poppies

Lay boundary hedge of native trees + lay it properly.

A place for children/people to go and make a wish (release some stress) Almost like a wishing well/calm think – space?
Also grow some vegetables.

Fruit trees also serve as memorials for local people.

Will it be down to the community to create the garden?

This would be a special way of bringing everyone together

Also we would love to see a few fairy doors at the bottom of some tree trunks, to get the kids imaginations going.

Brilliant idea – but concerned about practicalities eg. Rota for volunteers? Deciding what to grow? To fundraise?

Happy to provide mushroom logs + Bed Shitake, Oyster, Garden Giant

A Patchwork farm producer


Fire Circle/Stone circle Story telling area.

Interested in joining us/volunteering? Get in touch.

Rhandir Llansadwrn  Llansadwrn Community Garden/Orchard

Flowers bringing beauty to community spaces

A project to establish a garden/orchard in a corner of the Llansadwrn Community Field is being investigated.

In order to get as many views from members of the community as possible an open meeting to discuss the project will be held at
Llansadwrn Reading Room on Saturday 10th of November between 10am and noon.

Everyone welcome.

A number of garden/orchard projects already exist in Wales. As well as a place to grow plants sites are used by adults and children to share knowledge and skills, socialize, keep physically active or just relax.

A display and comments book will also be available at the Reading Room over the next few weeks.

The space will offer a place for young and old alike to learn skills, catch up and chat and get some healthy outdoor exercise.

Llansadwrn 1962 aerial shot with view of old garden on the community field Rhandir Llansadwrn Garden and orchard map Rhandir-Llansadwrn-Llansadwrn-community-garden Rhandir-Llansadwrn-Llansadwrn-community-garden-top-corner Apple day in Cwmdu Sneezewort Flowers bringing beauty to community spaces
Llansadwrn 1962 aerial shot with view of the original garden on the community field