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'Garden Escapers!’ – How to garden without invasive plants

5 June 2023

Join the ‘Garden Escapers!’ project to explore the many ways in which gardeners can tackle one of the ‘top five’ issues facing nature; invasive species. The event will be located in the gallery set within the beautiful house and grounds of Plas Brondanw near Penrhyndeudraeth.

About the event:

The event takes place on Monday June 26th.

This event as part of the ‘Garden Escapers’ project will introduce gardeners to invasive species and how to garden without them, with handy tips and advice! You will receive a free copy of the Gardening without harmful invasive plants guide which has recently been published by the GB Non-Native Species Secretariat.


9:30 - Arrival and refreshments (provided)
10:00 - Introduction to the ‘Garden Escapers project and how you can get involved
10:30 - Interactive task
10:45 - What are invasive species, and how to garden without them?
11:30 - Short break
11:45 - Guided walk
13:00 - End

You might want to bring a pen and notepad to take notes on the day.

Please wear appropriate outdoor footwear and clothing for the guided walk which could be on uneven and wet terrain.

To book, please click here.

Welcome to Melanie

22 November 2022

Melanie is new to the garden team but you may well recognise her as she worked in the caffi over the summer.

Originally from Normandy in France she came to the area almost 20 years ago to learn languages and to travel. Since then she has been running her own restaurant but decided that it was time for a new challenge.

Melanie is our current trainee on the WRAGS scheme, working two days a week with us. She is always bright, cheerful and enthusiastic at work. She is excited for the year ahead and is hoping to help us grow more fresh produce for use in the caffi.

Ymddiriedolaeth Clough Williams-Ellis Foundation launches new Website

11 October 2021

The Ymddiriedolaeth Clough Williams-Ellis Foundation has engaged a local website designer, WiSS, to create a new website.

The website has been created with input from the Trustees, Managing Agents and Employees to provide information, not only about Plas Brondanw Gardens and Café and Oriel Brondanw, but also providing information on the charitable foundation, the Brondanw Estate and the local area.

Thank you to Sonja Woods for all your hard work and perseverance to enable the launch of the website.

We hope you find the new website interesting and informative. Please do keep checking the news section and social media for updates about the Foundation.