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Plas Brondanw Cafe

The season has come to an end again so our café will be closing on the 29th September.

We would like to thank everyone who came to visit us here at Plas Brondanw Café. It has been a very good season and we have enjoyed seeing customers returning and meeting new and interesting people.

It has also been a privilege being host to a number of beautiful  weddings here, for  locals and visitors alike, all very happy to be sharing their special day in Clough Williams Ellis’s unique gardens.

And a new experience for this season was to have the house, Plas Brondanw itself, open to the public for the very first time. People have enjoyed this immensely and Dylan Williams, the curator, has become very popular!

So, once again, thank you all. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018.

 

P.S. Please remember the gardens remain open 7 days a week. Paul, the gardener, will be around on most days to answer any questions you may have. There is an honesty box on the inside of the big blue gate to put admission money.

Volunteers

Would you like to help keep the gardens at Plas Brondanw thriving and beautiful? Paul the head gardener is looking for volunteers to assist him in the gardens. There is a very wide range of tasks to suit all skills and fitness levels, and work in the greenhouse for the rare few days of nasty weather.

 

So if you’d relish working in a unique historic creation in a stunning location call Paul on 01766 772772 or email him at headgardener1@outlook.com

 

Easter Egg Hunt

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Poor weather date may change.

Dewch i fwynhau gerddi hudol Plas Brondanw, a thra ma’r plantos yn hel wyau Pasg gewchi fwynhau panad a chacen gartref…. ne wydriad o win .. neu photel o gwrw neu ddau!! Croeso cynnes i pawb.

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Come over and enjoy Plas Brondanw’s magical gardens. Let the kids hunt for eggs in the gardens whilst you treat yourself to coffee and homemade cake. Or maybe a glass of wine… or a botel of beer or two…

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Cafe open

Caffi Plas Brondanw is opening again for the season on Saturday 1st of April. Cafe opening hours are 10am – 4pm and garden opening hours are 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week. Admission into the garden is £5, but you do not need to pay this if you are only visiting the cafe.

The Plas house is now open as an art gallery showcasing Susan Williams-Ellis’s works and various local artists will have exhibitions over the coming season. Entry to the house is free of charge.http://http://www.plasbrondanw.com/oriel-brondanw/

Cafe and garden staff

Following my mini recruitment drive I can now inform that I was very successful and am looking forward to working with my new staff members, and welcoming back the existing ones. Thank you to all others that applied.

We will be re-opening the cafe on the 1st of April.

In the meantime the Gardens are still open every day of the week, entrance fees to be put in the honesty box on the other side of the blue entrance gate. The snowdrops are now out!

We have also appointed a new Head Gardener, Paul o’ Byrne, whom you may see around the gardens. He is working hard to get the garden ready for the Spring season. The ‘little fireman’ pond is currently undergoing a clean out of overgrowth and the fountain should be back in working order.  He is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Back in October a biomass heating system was put in to heat the Plas house, the cafe, the Orangery, the greenhouse, and some of the surrounding houses. This was done with minimum damage to the gardens, thank you to Keith W. Jones and ESP.

 

 

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Far Eastern Feast

It’s time for another feast at Plas Brondanw Caffi and this time we will be visiting the Far East! I will be cooking authentic dishes from various countries across South East Asia, which is known for its vibrant and fresh flavours. Perfect to counteract these dark, cold winter nights and a far cry from the more traditional Christmas fayre!

You will be welcomed with a Singapore Sling cocktail and an Asian inspired amuse bouche.

Places usually fill up quickly so book early. I will need all bookings in by 26th November please.

Looking forward to it! Lowri.

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Garden Works

Brondanw Estate is installing a new biomass  system that will heat the Plas and some of the nearby buildings.

Following a consultation process it was decided that the best way to run the necessary pipework was through some sections of the garden. The landscape will be re-constructed following the works.

 

This project is being managed by The Clough Williams Ellis Foundation, ESP Energy and Keith W. Jones.

If you require more information you can contact us on 01743241181.

Please note that toilet facilities are not available during this time but the gardens remain open as usual. Only a small section is affected by the work.

Closing for Winter

Plas Brondanw cafe will be closing for Winter on the 3oth of September. Until then we will be serving tea, coffee and cakes from 10am until 3pm.

I would like to thank everyone who have visited us since re-opening in March, it has been a great season and I have met lots of lovely people.

I will be holding a number of foodie evenings in the cafe over the Winter months, details of which will be posted here, on Facebook and Twitter.

The Gardens remain open all year round as usual. There is an honesty box on the other side of the big blue gates for admissions/ donations.

Again, thank you for all your support. We will be re-opening Easter 2017 and I look forward to welcoming you back next season.

Lowri Jones.

NGS Day at Plas Brondanw

Plas Brondanw Gardens will be open for charity on Thursday the 14th of July. All admissions between 10am and 5pm will go to the NGS Scheme who is the most significant charitable funder of nursing in the UK. Charities donated to include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carer’s Trust, Parkinson’s UK, to name but a few.

Your generous donation will help continue to provide nursing and caring support for thousands of people.

Thank you.