In 1987 Dr Wolfgang Schaefer and Kingsley George moved from Sussex, to live in Cwm Weeg, Dolfor close to Newtown in Montgomeryshire. Within a few years of taking up residence at the Cwm, major landscaping and gardening projects were undertaken and there has hardly been a period over the last 30 years without ongoing building work. These projects include various terraces, fountain, 4 ponds, Grotto, Moss Garden with Rock Face and Stumpery and in recent years levelling of a large car park accommodating buses and a spacious Garden Pavillion with visitor Cafe.
Today Cwm Weeg comprises a formal garden of just under 3 acres, surrounded by 21 acres of woodland and wild flower meadows, all open at regular intervals in the summer months.
In his talk Wolfgang will give a history of the making of this garden, leading through the changes over the last 35 years with lots of fascinating personal insights and details of the triumphs and challenges along the way.