Harmony garden officially opened at UWTSD's Lampeter campus


23.03.2018

A Harmony garden located in the grounds of UWTSD’s Lampeter campus was officially opened this month. 

Harmony Garden Opening

Professor Medwin Hughes, Professor Keith Robbins, Reverend Bill Fillery, Mr John Ward, The Venerable Randolph Thomas, Father John Pascoe

Through the generous donations and support of the Lampeter society, Alumni and friends the new harmony garden feature trees, shrubs and perennials to provide year-round interest from bark, stems, flowers and leaves.  During the garden’s official opening a special plaque created and handcrafted by Mark Sawyer, from the University’s Estates team, was unveiled by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Medwin Hughes.

Dean for the Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts, Dr Jeremy Smith, said: 

“It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces at the official opening of our Harmony garden.  We’re extremely grateful to our Alumni and the Lampeter Society for all their kind donations and continued support. 

“We’re very proud of our picturesque campus here in Lampeter and we are very pleased that we have been able to create this space for the whole community.  We have all watched the garden develop with great excitement and it’s fantastic to see the finished product which will benefit many people in the years to come.”

Representing the Lampeter Alumni Society at the garden opening was Rev Bill Fillery.  He added:

“It is very pleasing to be present at the unveiling of this beautifully crafted plaque and to see this initiative finally officially remembered. Many members of the Lampeter Society contributed to the fund both individually and in syndicates, and I’m sure they will look forward to seeing the finished product in better weather at the Reunion in the summer.”

The Harmony Garden official opening was part of the St David’s Day celebrations held on the Lampeter campus.  Following the official opening, a special concert was held in the Chapel where the audience had an opportunity to see the premiere performance of ‘The last words of Saint David’ by Eilir Owen Griffiths which was composed especially for the occasion.  

Further Information

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676663 / arwel.lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk