Cae Newydd, Isle of Anglesey: pastures new

Cae Newydd on the Isle of Anglesey is an informal country garden with outstanding panoramic views out to Snowdonia.

The Garden Owners, Hazel and Nigel Bond started work on the garden in 2002 when it was nothing more than open pastures. Today the garden is abundant with lush, colourful planting, offering a haven for their local wildlife.

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“When we started the garden from scratch many years ago, we had to mark out the shapes of the beds.” Hazel comments. “Now walking through it today, it’s hard to believe. There is so much growth you can’t imagine those shapes. You just don’t realise how fast these things grow!

“On the other hand it takes patience to make a garden, and if you make mistakes do not be afraid to change things. You always learn as you go along.”

© Fiona Lea

At its core the National Garden Scheme is a community of generous gardeners, who delight in seeing the joy their gardens can bring to others. Cae Newydd is the perfect example of this. In 2005, two elderly visitors returned to the garden which was once their childhood home. Far from the working land it once was, filled with cows, the visitors delighted in seeing how the garden had evolved and the joy it continued to bring to Hazel, Nigel and their National Garden Scheme visitors.

Be sure to favourite Cae Newydd with your MyNGS account, and arrange a visit when its garden gates reopen.

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