History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Below the house itself are several formal garden areas, including a cloister garden, with parapets offering a birds-eye view over the formally laid out avenues. There is a lawned Upper Walled Garden, with trimmed box hedges, and a Lower Walled Garden, dedicated to a variety of edible plants.
A large pool garden leads to a small woodland garden, and to a more modern sunken garden. On the slopes above the house are more informal garden areas, including rock garden, Oriental Garden, and Bishop Rudd's walk.
There is a cafe, and a small garden centre, where visitors can purchase a variety of intriguing and unusual plants. Taken as a whole, Aberglasney will delight the keen gardener, and offer an enjoyable excursion for those with an interest in the historic gardens of Britain. Aberglasney is easily one of the most intriguing and enjoyable historic gardens we have visited in Wales. I loved the more formal Cloister Gardens, with carefully arranged avenues and potted orange trees, and the Ninfarium was unlike anything I've ever seen at an historic house. Do take the time to visit Aberglasney; it is well worth an extended visit.
About Aberglasney Gardens
Address: Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA32 8QH
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: Off the A40 in the Tywi Valley
Website: Aberglasney Gardens
Phone: 01558 668 998
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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