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Call for gardening enthusiasts to help historic Llangollen home

An opportunity is available for interested gardeners to help out at an historic Llangollen home.

Plas Newydd has launched volunteering opportunities for keen gardeners who are also interested in preserving a piece of the town’s history.

The home of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby captured the imagination of Regency society.

Both received a stream of visitors to the unpretentious little cottage which, over the years, they transformed into a Gothic fantasy of projecting stained glass and elaborately carved oak.

The Grade II listed gardens cover around ten acres of grounds from rose gardens to woodland and dell areas, complemented by a stream flowing through.

Staff at the site are now opening the doors to those interesting in gardening and also wanting to learn some tips and tricks to help them out with their own outdoor areas.

Emlyn Jones, Head of Planning, Public Protection and Countryside Services, said: “This is a great opportunity for residents interested in gardening to boost their wellbeing by spending time helping in this wonderful garden.

“Plas Newydd is such an important piece of Llangollen’s history and this a fantastic chance to do you own bit to help preserve this area for the local community and future visitors to continue to enjoy and learn from.”

If you are interested in volunteering please contact [email protected] or call 07454932732