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By Arrangement gardens in Gwent

If you’re looking to organise a private visit to a garden, whether it be for a local group or for friends and family, a By Arrangement can provide something a little different. In Gwent there’s a range of gardens available for private By Arrangement visits, find out more below.

Birch Tree Well, Monmouth

Situated in the heart of the Lower Wye Valley, amongst the ancient habitat of woodland, rocks and streams, these three acres can be viewed from a lookout tower. The garden features bluebells, specialist hydrangeas as well as unusual plants and trees attracting butterflies, bees and insects. An addition this year is the newly planted Reflective Garden with a brookside walk featuring many ferns. Opens for By Arrangement visits from April to September for groups of between 5 and 25.

Bryngwyn Manor, Raglan

A relaxed three acre garden featuring snowdrops, daffodil walk, mature trees, walled parterre garden, mixed borders, lawns, ponds and shrubbery. Family friendly afternoon out, with children’s activities, loads of space to run about, and scrumptious teas. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 20th January to 20th July for groups of 12+.

Highfield Farm, Goytre

Highfield Farm Garden is a celebration of plants. There are over 1400 cultivars, with many rarities, densely planted over three acres and set within the majestic Monmouthshire landscape. It offers an exuberant display across the seasons, providing an intimate, immersive experience with this diverse array of herbaceous, shrubs and trees. Opens for By Arrangement visits from May to September for groups of between 5 and 40.

Hillcrest, Blackwood

A cascade of secluded gardens of distinct character over 1½ acres. Magnificent, unusual trees, interesting shrubs, perennials and annuals. Choices at every turn, visitors are well rewarded as hidden delights and surprises are revealed. Well placed seats encourage a relaxed pace to fully appreciate the garden’s treasures. Opens By Arrangement from April to September for groups of all sizes.

Little Caerlicyn, Newport

Small flower farm and gardens around renovated Tudor cottage and barn. Three distinct areas with a fourth, woodland walk, in development. Perennials, roses, grape vines and wildflower areas and an ancient mulberry tree plus bees. Protecting and promoting of wildlife is central to this organically developed garden whose owners follow a no dig approach. Amazing views over the Severn Estuary. Opens for By Arrangement visits from May to October for groups of between 6 and 15.

Llanover, Abergavenny

Benjamin Waddington, the direct ancestor of the current owners, purchased the house and land in 1792. Subsequently he created a series of ponds, cascades and rills which form the backbone of the 15 acre garden as the stream winds its way from its source in the Black Mountains to the River Usk. There are herbaceous borders, a drive lined with narcissi, spring bulbs, wild flowers, a water garden, champion trees and two arboreta. Opens for By Arrangement visits from May to October.

Rockfield Park, Monmouth

Rockfield Park dates from C17 and is situated in the heart of the Monmouthshire countryside on the banks of the River Monnow. The extensive grounds comprise formal gardens, meadows and orchard, complemented by riverside and woodland walks. Opens for By Arrangement visits from February to July for groups of 8+.

The Tump, Monmouth

Nine acres of mixed habitat, sloping meadows surrounded by mature trees, views, mown paths, orchard areas, two large ponds, stream, stone circle and exhibition of wildlife and wildflower paintings in art studio. Three years into rewilding from grazing land by triple gold award winning gardening for wildlife. Emphasising the importance of building up the understory of grassland and mixed habitat. Opens for By Arrangement visits from June to June for groups of between 5 and 12.

Wenallt Isaf, Abergavenny

An everchanging garden of nearly 3 acres designed in sympathy with its surroundings and the challenges of being 650ft up on a north facing hillside. Far reaching views of the magnificent Black Mountains, mature trees, rhododendrons, viburnum, hydrangeas, borders, vegetable garden, small polytunnel, orchard, chickens, bees. Child friendly with plenty of space to run about. Opens for By Arrangement visits from June to September for groups of 8+.

 

Y Bwthyn, Abergavenny

There’s plenty to see in this beautifully varied 1½ acre garden, with sweeping vistas across the garden and the surrounding countryside. Mixed and late summer borders, gravel garden, lawns, pond and bog garden, ornamental kitchen garden and greenhouse, meadow areas with mown paths and a magnificent veteran oak. Small house history and art exhibitions too. Close to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 22nd July to 30th August for groups of between 8 and 30.

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