Veddw House Garden
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The gardens at Veddw are essentially the work of garden photographer Charles Hawkins and writer Anne Wareham, author of The Bad Tempered Gardener, who converted an area of ancient grassland. The grassland has been retained throughout the garden, particularly in the Meadow area.
The garden stands in the beautiful countryside beside the Welsh border, above the historic village of Tintern with its ruined medieval abbey. The gardens are divided into 2 main areas; 2 acres of woodland and a further 2 acres o ornamental gardens.
One of the real highlights at Veddw is a reflecting pool, made to mirror pool-side plants in the water's surface. Gently curving hedges lead from the pool's edge and echo the undulating hills of the border countryside. One area of particular interest is a parterre planted to illustrate a local Tithe Map drawn in 1842.
Other major garden areas include an ornamental vegetable garden, magnolia walk, hedge garden, Hosta walk, Crescent Border, and an intriguing wild garden with unusual 'headstone' ornaments commemorating local names and locations. In the south garden stand the ruins of a Victorian cottage, with stone walls incorporated into the garden design. See an unusual grey border, cotoneaster walk, and a fish garden. Veddw is an innovative and striking garden, tied to the history of the Tintern region.
About Veddw House Garden
Address: The Fedw, Devauden, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP16 6PH
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: Off the B4293. Seasonal opening.
Website: Veddw House Garden
Phone: 01291 650 836
OS: ST500 964
Photo Credit: Screenshot image is (c) Veddw House Garen
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Chepstow Castle - 2.5 miles (Castle)
Chepstow Museum - 2.5 miles (Museum)
Chepstow Priory - 2.7 miles (Abbey)
Chepstow Port Wall - 2.7 miles (Historic Building)
Runston Chapel - 3 miles (Historic Church)
Tintern Abbey - 3 miles (Abbey)
Chepstow, Bulwark Camp - 3.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Gaer Llwyd Chambered Tomb - 3.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Veddw House Garden:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')