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South Wales & Borders Group: Dinas Powis and Dyffryn Gardens

September 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Polypodies in Dinas Powis and Victorian style fernery at Dyffryn Gardens,


The national society visited the Polypodies of Dinas Powis way back in 1990, when they saw

all three species and even managed to spy plants of the cultivar P. australe ‘Richard Kayes’,

which was first recorded from this location even further back in 1668. The latter required

binoculars then and it would be fantastic if we could confirm its continued presence after over

300 years. However, if that proves difficult, we should still be able to see the three main

species and be able to compare them.

After a pub lunch we will visit the nearby National Trust property of Dyffryn Gardens. This

has a Thomas Mawson Edwardian garden laid out in 1906 with various themed rooms and an

extensive collection of interesting trees. The fernery has been more recently added with help

from a certain Mr M Rickard. If you are a National Trust member, please remember to bring

your card. If possible, we will arrange a guided tour.

We hope to finish the day with afternoon tea at the garden and a plant swap in the car park.

Meet at 10:30 just off the minor road from Leckwith to Dinas Powis at ST154 716. Coming

from Leckwith, just at the bottom of the hill that takes you into Dinas Powis there is some

parking on the right hand side at the start of a green lane and more on street parking opposite

in Millbrook Road.

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September 22, 2016
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Brian and Sue Dockerill
01443 402999


Dinas Powis
Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 4DA + Google Map
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