Open Farm Event and Meadow Walks

OPEN FARM SUNDAY EVENT – this would be well worth attending. Ruth Watkins is an excellent naturalist who has been managing her meadows for wildlife for may years. I’m sure this will be an exemplary site and Ruth is very knowledgeable.

Pengraig goch
Llanddeusant, Llangadog,
Carmarthenshire
Postcode: SA19 9TH
Email: ruthwatkins@supanet.com
Telephone: 01550 740660

Time of event: 11am to 4 pm

Date of event: Sunday 7th June

Event highlights: Hosted farm tour; Self guided walks
Event Description: 2 farm walks, one at an easy level and one that is quite difficult as the ground is uneven and boggy. They will both show visitors the types of field on a traditional Welsh upland farm. I plan to have guided walks, or you can follow signs and map for an unguided walk.CM1 (2)a

The traditional farm had fields that were either ‘dry’ or ‘wet’- the ‘wet’ fields are marshy grassland, wet heath and fen meadow. There used to be an arable acre but this is now part of a ‘dry’ field. The wet fields that remain are a tiny remnant of what used to exist in this landscape, with their biodiverse native flora and those on my farm are now an SSSI.
June 7th is quite early in the season for these upland wet pastures that produce a sequence of flowering plants all summer long. But there will be flowers out such as Heath Spotted Orchids and Meadow thistle.
There are several ponds in the Gwaun Pwll field where children can do supervised pond dipping.
Entrance and parking will be free. There will be tea and biscuits available. I will provide a sheet with a map of the walks and an outline of management of the fields and a list of the flowers that you can find. You are welcome to take photographs. But please do not bring your dog.

There is no need to book but if you would like to email me to confirm directions please do: ruthwatkins@supanet.com

The farm is situated in the Western end of the Brecon Beacons National Park, about 5 miles south of Llangadog and 1 mile off the road to Brynaman the A4069.

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About thegardenimpressionists - Julian and Fiona Wormald

Julian and Fiona Wormald met and married whilst at Cambridge University. Shortly after qualifying we established our own veterinary practice in Bristol which we ran for over 20 years before relocating to West Wales. We have restored our derelict longhouse home and created a garden over the last 23 years, which we now occasionally open for charity, by appointment, for the N.G.S. About 7 years ago we started "The Garden Impressionists" to reflect our current ideas. Our principal gardening influences over the years have included the gardens and writings of Claude Monet, Beth Chatto, Joy Larkom and William Robinson. Incorporating some of their ideas and philosophy into our own garden, alongside our own ideas of what is important for this location and climate, has kept us physically and mentally challenged as the garden has developed.

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