Abergele Garden Society

Cymdeithas Arddio Abergele

The next meeting of the Abergele Garden Society will take place on Monday 9th March 2020, when we will welcome Marcus Chilton-Jones, who will give a talk entitled “The New RHS Bridgewater Site”.   

Marcus Chilton-Jones is the curator of RHS Garden Bridgewater, the RHS’s first new garden in 17 years.  The garden covers a 62-hectare (154-acre) site in the heart of Salford, Greater Manchester, and is being developed in the derelict gardens of the demolished stately home Worsley New Hall.   When it opens in 2020 it will be the society’s fifth garden, alongside Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire, Hyde Hall in Essex, Rosemoor in Devon and Wisley in Surrey.

The first phase of the plans includes the restoration of the four-hectare (11-acre) walled kitchen garden, one of the largest in the UK, which will sit alongside an education garden, a therapeutic garden, two lakes and multiple community spaces.  Marcus will update the Society on the history and development of the garden and the planned design and planting schemes.


Our March meeting will start with our AGM when any matters arising can be discussed and the committee sworn in for 2020 - 2021.


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.