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Sign Up For Two Free Events At Powis Castle

26 June 2015

Networking opportunities and the chance to find out about the work of an important plant health agency are both on offer at a special double-header event.

Horticulture Wales is staging two free events at Powis Castle in Welshpool on Tuesday 30 June, the final two such sessions of its current funding round.

Starting at 10:30am, the first meeting is a networking event giving ornamental and edible growers the chance to meet new contacts and discuss the industry.

Speakers confirmed to appear include:

  • Paul Roberts, Food Technology Centre, Llangefni
  • Natalie Davies, Business Wales
  • Nia Meddins, Welsh Government Natural Environment and Agriculture Team
  • Bethan Sian Jones, Project Manager, Total Food Marketing – Menter a Busnes
  • Justine Scouller, Far Hill Flowers
  • Gary Rees, Growers of Wales
  • David Swanton, Garden Operations Manager, Powis Castle.

Being staged alongside the networking event is a special plant health seminar. Dan Munro of the Plant Health and Seeds Inspectorate (PHSI) will explain the agency’s work, which sees them at the forefront of preventing the spread of harmful plant pests and diseases. Horticulture Wales Project Director Dr David Skydmore will also speak about current potential disease threats.

A free shuttle-bus service from Welshpool railway station to the venue is being provided for those travelling to the events by train. Transport to Powis Castle will run from approximately 10:00am, while return travel to the train station will be available at around 2:30pm and 4:30pm, the latter for attendees participating in the tour of the gardens.

For further details and to reserve a place at either event, contact Karen Rodenburg on (01978) 293972 or

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