Gardens in Dyfed, Wales
A guide to Dyfed, South West Wales, highlighting attractions, history, and visitor information.
Gardens in Dyfed
This page Aberglasney Gardens - Penlan Uchaf Garden
A garden "lost in time", in the process of restoration. The house and garden lay abandoned for over 50 years, falling slowly into ruin. One of the interesting features is a yew tunnel planted in the 18th century. A cloister garden parapet allows you to walk along the top of the walls for views over the garden below.
One of the most popular gardens in Wales, combining a taste of Dutch with a traditional Welsh flavour. Cae Hir boasts separate red, yellow, and blue gardens, bonsai, and a water garden, with wonderful valley views. Best in: summer for the full effect of the colour schemes.
This delightful garden surrounds a 19th century country house. A formal walled garden leads to woodland walks through massed rhododendrons and a variety of unexpected tree species. Best for rhododendrons and azaleas, and at its most colourful in April and May.
Beautiful parkland, perhaps landscaped by Capability Brown, surrounds 17th century Newtown House. There are formal gardens near the house and woodland walks to historic Dinefwr Castle.
A 60-acre country park surrounding an historic mansion. Highlights include a 17th century deer park and 18th century parkland with trees, with a 10 acre Victorian arboretum.
The Hafod Estate features one of the best examples in the world of an historic Picturesque landscape, dating to the late 18th century. Signposted trails lead through almost 500 acres of river valley and wooded hills, with carefully arranged vistas and viewpoints.
One of the great gardens of Britain, based around an historic 18th century water garden. The centrepiece of the garden is the Great Glasshouse, the largest single span glasshouse in the world. Another highlight is the 200-year-old double walled garden, where 17,000 herbaceous plants run along the wall.
An attractive woodland garden forms part of a working farm. Pant-yr-Holiad is notable for its unusual trees and shrubs, and especially for its colourful displays of rhododendrons.
A garden laid out along a hillside, combining alpines and summer bedding plants. Over 12,000 spring bulbs offer a riot of colour, augmented by annuals and a raised herb garden.
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This famous landscape garden designer gained his odd nickname from his habit of telling clients that their estates had 'great capability of improvement'
His real first name was Lancelot
His father in law was garden designer and architect William Kent
This Day in British History
03 March, 1843
Daniel Macnaghten acquitted of murdering Edward Drummond
TThe celebrated court case came about when Macnaughten shot Drummond, Peel's secretary, thinking he was Peel. Macnaughten was freed on the grounds of insanity, the 'Macnaughten Rules'