News and Events
Mrs Johnes's Garden, 2012/13
Planting began early in 2012, and further work will take place in 2013 to complete the project. In the meantime visitors are welcome to explore the garden, but are asked not to walk on the flower beds nor remove any plant material.
Much of the preparatory work was carried out by Forestry Commission Wales. The Hafod Partnership also gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of:
The Finnis Scott Foundation
The Cefn Croes Wind Farm Community Trust
Tidy Towns Wales
and many individual donors
Mrs Johnes's Garden, 2011
Work on Phase II of the Garden Project will begin in autumn 2011, thanks to the generous support of the Finnis Scott Foundation.
Mrs Johnes's Garden, 2009
The Garden is the focus of the Hafod Partnership's major project for 2009.
Forestry Commission Wales has provided a considerable amount of capital funding and management costs for the first stage: namely, the removal of conifers from the garden, the diversion of the forest road to a new route outside the garden wall, and making good the ground where the road previously ran.
This stage is now complete and, additionally, tree stumps have been removed and new topsoil laid. The success of this scheme can be seen from the photo.
Planning and restoration work will continue over the summer. All walks have re-opened, though visitors are requested not to walk in the garden itself. An alternative path outside the wall is available, with a good view over the garden.
The Gateway Gardens Trust organised a visit by members of the New Muslim Network from Swansea. A sweet chestnut tree was planted near the Estate Office, to mark the 60th birthday of the Prince of Wales.
The Hafod Trust welcomes enquiries from groups wishing to arrange pre-booked guided tours of Hafod, including evening and weekend visits.
Partnership staff are available by arrangement to give illustrated talks to groups and societies.
Looking for Ancestors?Beddrodau’r Gorffennol (Graves of the Past) – Project at Hafod church
With grant-aid from “Spirit of the Miners”, this project involved conducting research based on church records for the Cwmystwyth and Hafod area; initiating a survey of the Hafod churchyard; producing information boards; and erecting within the church a touch-screen computerised system to display the records and information for the local community and the visitor.
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