The Perennial is a little jewel for garden lovers just outside of St Davids. The garden is a feast for the eyes, the nursery stocked with home grown plants and the café is a treat for those who appreciate the simple pleasures of quality leaf tea, freshly roasted coffees and good fresh food. And there is a buzz of other activities this summer.
A Garden Club meets fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons 2pm – 4pm to look at particular horti-skills of sowing, propagation, design, compost making and other core skills for developing and maintaining gardens that give pleasure and produce. Dates in July are the 9th and 23rd July (£5.00 per session).
Please book a day in advance – email for more details at email@example.com
Willow orbs and flower basket workshops
Clare Revera will be running her one day willow weaving courses; relaxing, enjoyable and creative days. On July 18th you can sign up for a day making Willow Spheres and making a Square Flower Basket on 20th August. The workshops will run from 10am to about 4pm, and include all materials, teaching and refreshments, including lunch provided by the Perennial Cafe. The cost is £75 per person
Book each workshop by contacting Gill Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other crafts and talks
Through August we will add further craft courses and talks to our schedules. These will include Charlie Martin who will explain how he makes wonderful worm compost and how some of these methods can be applied at home. David Hunter will also run a spoon making workshop. A cyanotype making and creative use of garden herbs are also on the cards. And more is in the works!
Gardening books for charity
You can also browse through the Perennial collection of second hand gardening books and take them away in exchange for a contribution to the Perennial’s charity of the year – Thrive. This is a charity that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. Take a look at their website.
This story is part of the Life Seeker newspaper