Abergele Garden Society

Cymdeithas Arddio Abergele

A Happy New Year to all our members and friends.

Now we are into 2020 it's time to look forward to the first meeting of Abergele Garden Society and start planning for another year of gardening.


On Monday 10th February Abergele Garden Society will welcome Rob Potterton, who will give a talk entitled “Labour of Love - 40 Years at Pottertons' Nursery”.   

Pottertons Nursery is a traditional, family-run, specialist nursery which grows and supplies an extensive selection of plants and shrubs by mail order and online.  As well as selling plants this way, Rob also attends many plant fairs and shows across the UK and Europe, as well as giving lectures to groups and societies, where he shares his considerable horticultural knowledge as well as his plants. 

The nursery itself was founded back in 1971 when it was originally named Potterton and Martin.  Although the nursery mainly operates via mail order, there is also limited opening for public access, when you can walk around the nursery and also the extensively planted, landscaped gardens, which include rockeries, raised walls, island beds and a woodland garden.

Rob’s talk will look at the history of the nursery and how it has developed over the last 40 years, including the building of the beautiful gardens on the site.  Other topics discussed will include nursery propagation methods, cultivation, preparation for flower shows and buying plants via mail order.  For more specific details about the Nursery please follow the link www.pottertons.co.uk.



All of the Society’s meetings take place at Mynydd Seion Meeting Room, Llanfair Road, Abergele LL22 7AW, and new and existing members and visitors are always welcome, so please come and join us.   For full details of the interesting programme of speakers that we have arranged for this year, please see our Calendar of Events page.  If you have any questions about our meetings or the Society in general, contact Wendy Price, secretary, via the website link (www.abergele gardensociety.org.uk)  



We meet the second Monday of every month (except December and January) in Mynydd Seion Chapel Rooms, Llanfair Road, Abergele, LL22 7AW. Annual membership is £10 single, £15 for a couple, payable in April. We are affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society which bestows a number of benefits on our members.

The Abergele Garden Society would like to thank Slaters of Colwyn Bay and Prys Jones & Booth for all their help and support throughout the years.