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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 Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th February, Friday 29th March (pre-booking essential), Sunday 23rd June.
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, wildflowers, a water garden, champion trees and two arboreta. Opens Sunday 24th March.
Designed by Welsh architect, George Mair, this unusual Victorian vicarage (1867, not open) is set in rolling countryside and is surrounded by a traditional garden. Lovely all year but especially in spring with a variety of trees, shrubs and spring bulbs, a parterre with a charming gazebo, kitchen garden, wildlife areas and ponds make this a garden, always changing, well worth a visit. Opens Sunday 31st March.
Spacious two acre country garden, colourful borders, interesting trees, shrubs, productive vegetable garden, natural pond, house and barns covered with roses and vines. A roundabout with un-named ancient Perry Pear tree surrounded by bulbs and seasonal plants. Woodland walk around a series of spring fed ponds with wonderful views of hidden parts of Monmouthshire. Opens Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April.
Borders bursting with spring colour inc tulips, Narcissi and Camassias. South facing terrace with wisteria and honeysuckle, decorative vegetable garden and orchard densely underplanted with succession of bulbs. Some topiary and formal hedging in 1½ acre garden in wonderful setting of Usk valley AONB . St Mary’s church, Llanfair Kilgeddin will also be open to view famous Victorian scraffito murals. Opens Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April.
Listed Arts and Crafts garden laid out by H Avray Tipping 100 years ago. Original features inc impressive stone terraces with far-reaching views over the Vale of Usk to Blorenge, Skirrid, Sugar Loaf and Brecon Beacons. Pergola, herbaceous borders, Edwardian glasshouse, rhododendrons, azaleas, tulips, orchard with wildflowers. Originally open for the NGS in 1927. Opens Sunday 5th May.
Six very different town gardens open under the banner of Monmouth Gardens. The Nelson Garden dates back to Roman times, and as the name suggests has links with Lord Nelson. St Johns, in Glendower St is a charming walled garden which has undergone extensive restoration with a sunken central lawn and deep herbaceous borders. Cornwall House has a beautiful walled garden and productive kitchen garden date from the C17. North Parade House is a hidden gem with a surprisingly large and secluded walled garden with mature specimen trees, herbaceous borders and a kitchen garden. Mansard House, Vine Acre has spectacular views of the Black Mountains from this contemporary garden which features an architectural planting scheme and striking sculpture. Opens Sunday 19th May.
A cascade of secluded gardens of distinct character over 1½ acres with a naturalistic approach in some areas. 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 Saturday 25th May, Sunday 26th May, Monday 27th May, Sunday 7th July, 4th August and 1st September.
A mature cottage style garden around an ancient farmhouse (not open). Packed with fruit and vegetables, the garden inc a rose walk, a crab apple walk, herbaceous borders, a circular ornamental vegetable garden and an old orchard. Activities for children and dogs welcome. Plenty of spots for a picnic. Views to Blorenge and Sugarloaf Mountains. Opens Sunday 26th May.
A hidden gem of nearly three acres owner 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, spectacular hydrangeas, herbaceous borders, vegetable garden, small polytunnel, orchard, chickens, bees. Child friendly with plenty of space to run about. Opens Sunday 2nd June and Sunday 25th August.
Exceptional, unaltered garden designed by H. Avray Tipping in 1922. Arts and Crafts ‘Italianate’ style. Stone summerhouse, terracing and ponds. Yew hedging and topiary, sunken garden, rose garden, bowling green and woodland. Walled garden with new in 2023 Charles lll coronation Renaissance mural and vine shaded arbour. Rose garden designed by Sarah Price. Opens Tuesday 4th June, pre-booking essential.
In a rural setting with extensive views, there are meandering paths, colourful borders and wildlife areas with plenty to explore in a little over an acre. Small orchard, ponds, a vegetable plot and greenhouse. Extensive perennial beds full of colour. Opens Sunday 9th June.
Victorian house (not open) in the Scottish Baronial style, set in mature parkland with a small pinetum and arboretum. The walled garden has been renovated over the past 12 years, incorporating blue and white herbaceous borders, a rose garden and ornamental vegetable garden with pear tunnel as well as an Italianate loggia. Opens Sunday 16th June.
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 Sunday 16th June, 14th July, 11th August and 8th September.
Usk’s floral public displays are a wonderful backdrop to the gardens. Around ten private gardens opening. Gardeners’ Market with interesting plants. Lovely day out for all the family with lots of places to eat and drink inc places to picnic. Opens Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June.
Beautiful garden with a wide variety of established plants, many rare and unusual. Pergola with climbing roses and clematis. Wildlife pond with many newts, insects and frogs. Numerous containers with diverse range of planting. Several seating areas, each with a different atmosphere. Enjoy our new benches in a secret hideaway under the pergola. Opens Sunday 23rd, 30th June and 7th July.
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 Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June.
This garden surrounds a Grade l listed Manor House with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside (tours of the house in aid of the local church). Beautiful herbaceous borders, recently laid out parterre, raised walk, ha-ha, countryside walks and lakes. Opens Sunday 30th June.
A climate change garden promoting carbon reduction, biodiversity, health and wellbeing. The front garden has a mini stumpery, wildlife pond planted to encourage sustainability in all weathers and attract local fauna. The aim is a beautiful palette of year-round colour which inc a clematis covered gazebo, cut flower and wildflower borders. A drought resistant rear garden planted with grasses and perennials is being created. Opens Sunday 7th July.
The gardens are laid out around disabled access paths, herbaceous borders, a prairie-style border, and fruit and veg beds. There is also a tropical border and large raised beds. We have two polytunnels and a small craft and carpentry workshop. The gardens are tended by a hard working team of volunteers of mixed ability and ages from 18 to 96. Adjoining parkland is perfect for a picnic. Opens Sunday 14th July.
The garden has a beautiful panoramic view of the Rhymney Valley. A real plantswoman’s garden with over 800 varieties of perennials, annuals, bulbs, shrubs and trees. There are numerous rare, unusual and tropical plants combined with traditional and well loved favourites (many available for sale). A pond with a small waterfall adds to the tranquil feel of the garden. Opens Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July.
Recently established flower farm which is part of a working farm. The site is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has breath-taking views of the three hills surrounding Abergavenny. A huge array of perennial and annual flowers are grown for cutting and sale. Opens Sunday 18th August.
This garden, on a working farm, surrounds the Grade ll listed sub-medieval farmhouse and barn. The garden is being revitalised with the renovation of beds and development of areas such as the wildlife pond. The ancient yew is a magnificent feature as are the stone walls surrounding areas of the garden. A naturalistic approach to planting. Wonderful autumn colour and far-reaching views. Opens Sunday 29th September.
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