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Open Garden 2020 – Get Planting

Garden full of flowers

A meeting was had for anyone from Llansadwrn interested in opening up their garden for the 2020 fundraiser for our Reading Room.

The Reading Room heaters are in desperate need of replacement, they are ancient enough to have come from the Ark and use enough energy to have cause that flood. So the good people of Llansadwrn are being asked to open up their gardens for a FUN open garden.

Organiser Lizzie Johnson was keen to emphasise the fun bit of the garden, so it’s NOT a competition. We should not be stressed about it, we shouldn’t spend the winter panicing about it and a number of people present at the meeting were keen to point out how wildlife friendly their gardens were by being a bit messy.

We are also focussing largely on gardens in Llansadwrn as we want to keep people out of their cars but people will be able to purchase a map on the day and we are looking into how we can get people to the outlyer gardens with talk of a walk round and a charabanc to drive groups to the outliers. All being investigated and ideas/volunteers welcome.

We are also planning to do a wildlife habitat hunt- so gardeners get to pick what wildlife habitat visiting children have to search for in the garden – the notion of flags with a cut out of the creature as garden markers was suggested (instead of balloons to cut out plastic).

Cakes and refreshments will be provided at the Reading Room and it was suggested that the pub could be open in the afternoon to the weary garden viewers.

If you would like to register your garden please fill in the form below.

The next meeting about the gardens will be 7pm Tuesday Feb 4th at the Reading Room.

The date for the open garden is the 20th June 2020.

All sizes of garden are welcome to enter - you can enter a window box or your entire estate (required)
Window boxFront GardenSmall gardenMedium gardenLarge gardenNature reserve

Anyone submitting an entry should be aware that your basic information will be shared on the map including location and description of the garden. All information is subject to the sites privacy policy.

Art Sadwrn

Art Sadwrn - a poster explaining the art group

A new art group has been set up in the village. Starting Monday September the 9th from 10am all are welcome regardless of your skills and talents.

Come along, learn new skills, refresh old ones, have a giggle with our friendly community and enjoy a bit of time from the woes of the world by being a bit creative.

£2.00 a session will cover refreshments and Reading Room hire. We hope to see you there.

Food bank and warm coat donations

With a background of austerity this year some people are facing a tough Christmas.

We are setting up collections at the Saturday Books, Reading Room and Vestry Venture (last one on Tuesday 11th) for food and warm coats.

We will take any donations down to Llandeilo to the National Trust’s pop up food bank or to the coat rail at Llandovery Coop.

If you find yourself in need this Christmas then there is help locally.

A National Trust pop-up shop is open in Llandeilo (10 Carmarthen street next to Shire hall) where we will drop off donations.

Please help giving essentials such as UHT milk, UHT fruit juice, tinned ham, Christmas cake or pudding and selection boxes at the Reading Room.

Myddfai Church are also running a warm coat scheme in Llandovery, if you can not afford a warm coat you can take one from the rail, no explanation required. We will also take donated coats down  too.