In April we visited Dinefwr Park and Newton House in Llandeilo. We were a bit apprehensive about the changeable weather but, happily, the first part of the visit was inside one of the meeting rooms in Newton House where we had an interesting talk on the work of an arboriculturist by Will Lewis. He outlined the history of some of the ancient trees in the park and described the diseases, such as ash die back, which have been the cause of thousands of trees being felled. Luckily, when we went outside for our walk, the sun came out. We saw some amazing specimens of trees. Fortunately, we avoided the next downpour as we were back inside the house for tea and a visit to the gift shop.

In May we went to Myddfai where we visited the lovely community centre, built to commemorate the work of the Physicians of Myddfai famous for their herbal lore in times before modern medicine was available. We used a meeting room at the centre for our monthly meeting and enjoyed a delicious tea and visit to the gift shop. Afterwards, as the weather was good, we explored the village and church.

Forthcoming meetings:

June 4th: One of our members, Linda Harrison will talk about keeping tortoises.

July 2nd: A day trip to Cenarth (the Coracle Centre & pub lunch). Visit to Helen Eliot’s Studio on the way home.

If you would like to join us at any time, we’d be pleased to see you.
Meetings are held in the Pavilion at 2pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month.