Gardens open in Powys

Garden Openings

Garthmyl Hall, Montgomery

Grade ll listed Georgian manor house (not open) surrounded by five acres of grounds. 100 metre herbaceous borders, newly restored one acre walled garden with gazebo, circular flowerbeds, lavender beds, wildflower meadow, pond, two fire pits and gravel paths. Opens Sunday 5th May.

Dingle Nurseries & Garden, Welshpool

4½ acre internationally acclaimed RHS partner garden on south facing site, sloping down to lakes. Huge variety of rare and unusual trees, ornamental shrubs and herbaceous plants give year-round interest. Set in the hills of mid Wales this beautiful well known garden attracts visitors from Britain and abroad. Plant collector’s paradise. Opens Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, and Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October.

Gregynog Hall & Garden, Newtown

Gardens are Grade I listed due to association with the C18 landscape architect William Emes. Set within 750 acres, a designated National Nature Reserve with SSSI, there is parkland with small lake and traces of a water garden. A mass display of rhododendrons, azaleas and unique yew hedge surround the sunken lawns. Unusual trees, woodland walks and arboretum. Good autumn colour. Opens Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, and Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October.

Rock Mill, Montgomery

A river runs through this magical 3 acre award-winning garden in a beautiful wooded valley. Colourful borders and shrubberies, specimen trees, terraces, woodland walks, bridges, extensive lawns, fishponds, orchard, herb and vegetable beds, beehives, roundhouse, remnants of industrial past (corn mill and railway line) offer much to explore. Opens 18th and 19th May.

Treberfydd House, Brecon

Grade l listed Victorian Gothic house with 10 acres of grounds designed by W A Nesfield. Magnificent Cedar of Lebanon, avenue of mature Beech, towering Atlantic Cedars, Victorian rockery, herbaceous border and manicured lawns ideal for a picnic. Opens Sunday 19th May.

Bachie Uchaf, Llanfyllin

Inspiring and colourful hillside country garden. Gravel paths meander around extensive planting and over streams cascading into ponds. Specimen trees, shrubs, rhododendrons and azaleas aplenty and a vegetable garden. Enjoy the wonderful views from one of the many seats; your senses will be rewarded. Opens Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May.

Garregllwyd, Rhayader

3 acre landscaped garden at 1000′ with stunning panoramic views of mid Wales. Large ponds with abundance of wildlife, unusual specimen trees, daffodils, bluebells, rhododendrons and raised vegetable beds/greenhouses growing seasonal veg. Opens Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May.

Glanwye, Builth Wells

Large Victorian garden, spectacular rhododendrons, azaleas. Herbaceous borders, extensive yew hedges, lawns, long woodland walk with bluebells and other woodland flowers. Magnificent views of upper Wye Valley. Opens Sunday 26th May.

Llysdinam, Newbridge-on-Wye

Llysdinam Gardens are among the loveliest in mid Wales, especially noted for a magnificent display of rhododendrons and azaleas in May. Covering some 6 acres, they command sweeping views down the Wye Valley. Opens Sunday 26th May.

Tranquility Haven, Knighton

Amazing Japanese inspired garden with borrowed views to Offa’s Dyke. Winding paths pass small pools and lead to Japanese bridges over natural stream with dippers and kingfishers. Sounds of water fill the air. Enjoy peace and tranquillity from one of the seats or the Japanese Tea House. Open on Friday 31st May and Sunday 20th October.

Llwyn & Parson's Field, Tregynon,

Llwyn is small, colourful garden is packed with interest for the inquisitive visitor, inc pond, paths, hidden places and kitchen garden. Parson’s Field is a community garden that has stunning views across the village and to the Severn Valley beyond. Opens Sunday 2nd June.

Llwyn Madoc, Llanwrtyd Wells

Terraced garden in an attractive wooded valley, overlooking a stunning lake. Yew hedges and a rose garden with pergola. The gardens slope down away from the house and are at their best when the rhodedendrons and azaleas are out. Opens Sunday 2nd June.

The Neuadd, Crickhowell

Robin and Philippa Herbert have worked on the restoration of the garden at The Neuadd since 1999 and have planted many unusual trees and shrubs in the dramatic setting of the Brecon Beacons National Park. One of the major features is the walled garden, which has both traditional and decorative planting of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Opens Sunday 2nd June.

Gilwern Barn, Beulah

Terraced garden on very challenging site. Situated on a steep rocky hillside in the beautiful and secluded Cammarch Valley, the garden has roses, herbaceous, and shrub borders. Many fine walls and gate posts made of stone and slate found in the garden. Opens 6th June, 4th July, 1st August and 5th September. Pre-booking essential.

The Malthouse, Llandrinio

Walled kitchen garden dating from the C17, adjacent to Llandrinio Hall (Grade ll listed building). Restored and planted by present owners over the last 20 years. A long herbaceous border, vegetable parterres, interesting range of C17 pig sties, fruit trees, beehives, long view to the Breidden Hills. Opens Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.

Tremynfa, Llanymynech

South facing 1 acre garden developed over 15 yrs. Old railway cottage set in herbaceous and raised borders, patio with many pots of colourful and unusual plants. Garden slopes to productive fruit and vegetable area, ponds, spinney, unusual trees, wild areas and peat bog. Opens Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.

White Hopton Farm, Newtown

Horticulturist and author Claire Austin’s private 1½ acre plant collector’s garden designed along the lines of a cottage garden with hundreds of different perennials. Front garden mainly full of May blooming perennials, back garden, which is split into various areas. Opens Thursday 13th and Friday 14th June.

Caebardd, Guilsfield

Meandering garden with established trees and shrubs circling large pond. Dry stone walls support banks of herbs, herbaceous and wildflowers. Paths lead to hidden Japanese corner with waterfall, bamboos, acers and bridge. Opens Saturday 15th June.

Forge Village Gardens, Machynlleth

Six delightful gardens in the hamlet of Forge adjacent to the River Dulas. Four established riverside gardens with shrubs, borders and raised beds, one newly developed garden on a small and challenging plot, one very small garden at the bridge. Gardens overlooking the river have historical interest having once been an area with many working mills. Opens Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June.

Plum Tree Cottage, Ffawyddog

This large cottage garden in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park is around ¾ acre and comprises a shaded area, herbaceous borders, vegetable beds and wilded areas. Wild orchids grow freely in unmown grass along with other wild flowers. Opens Saturday 15th June.

Hurdley Hall, Montgomery

‘A glorious Welsh Garden’ (Country Life, 2022) set in stunning location. Topiary, herbaceous and mixed borders, ponds and kitchen garden leading to 18 acres of Coronation Meadows, woodland and orchard. Visit in June for wildflower meadows, orchids and roses and July for lavender and colourful herbaceous border. Opens 16th June and 7th July.

Llwynau Mawr Farm & Maes Llechau, Cwmdu

Llwynau Mawr Farm  is an old barn beautifully located on Beacons Way facing south with fantastic views of Black Mountains. It opens with Maes Llechau, developed from scratch the 1½ acres of verdant garden inc perennial borders, meadows, orchard, new woodland and vegetable garden. Opens Sunday 16th June.

Glanoer, Bettws

Just over an acre in an alder valley with running brook. Numerous ‘rooms’ throughout providing seating, vistas and interest; inc an allotment, bluebell wood, wildlife pond, secret garden and water features. Planting for colour and pollination throughout the year for resident bees with over 80 varieties of rose. Opens Sunday 23rd June.

Willowbrook, Presteigne

Begun in 2013, yew hedges create garden rooms and vistas: pergola cottage garden planted with climbing roses and wisteria; formal ‘Italian’ style pond garden; double west facing ‘hot’ borders. Rose border, rill, box parterre, sunken garden. Yew and box topiary. Opens Sunday 23rd June and Sunday 15th September.

Ash and Elm Horticulture, Llanidloes

Diverse five acre market garden; flowers, vegetables, fruit, nuts and plants grown using agroecological techniques that nurture nature. Enjoy wandering through the extensive cut flower garden or explore the one acre orchard, home to a family of barn owls. Opens Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June.

Lower Wernfigin Barns, Brecon

A terraced south facing garden with dense planting of herbaceous perennials and shrubs. Rear garden planted with hydrangeas, azaleas and rhododendrons. A newly planted area of woodland and field walk. Opens Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June.

Eve’s Garden, Cefn-Y-Coed

Deep borders filled with roses, fuschias, pelargoniums, annuals and flowering shrubs surround the house which is itself adorned with pots, hanging baskets and climbing roses. At the back there is a lawn with Japanese maples and a kitchen garden for vegetables, fruit and cut flowers. Opens Sunday 30th June and Sunday 8th September.

Tyn-y-Graig, Newtown

A garden at 300m with views of surrounding hills, a variety of borders and a hectare of meadow managed for biodiversity. Garden planted to achieve different moods inc a herb area, bright, white and pastel borders, rose garden, farmyard borders, fernery, fruit trees and vegetable beds. Meadow with woodland and large pond. Opens Sunday 30th June.

Cultivate Community Garden, Newtown

Thriving two acre community garden run by local food hub, Cultivate. Extensive range of vegetables, herbs and fruit growing on communal plots and ‘micro-allotments’. Lawns to relax on and wildlife area with pond. Opens Saturday 6th July.

Felindre Gardens, Berriew

Four gardens in hamlet of Felindre with its old corn mill on River Rhiew. Spot dippers, kingfishers and otters. Opens Sunday 7th July.

Tynrhos, Newbridge-on-Wye

A ¾ acre family cottage garden lying at approx 800ft with views over the Wye Valley. Mainly herbaceous planting with summer annuals and pots. Vegetable plot with greenhouse leading to orchard, fields and wildlife pond. Opens Sunday 7th July.

1 Church Bank, Welshpool

An intimate jewel in the town with many interesting plants and unusual features where the sounds of water fill the air. Densely planted garden with a Gothic arch and zig zag path leading to a shell grotto, bonsai garden and fernery. Opens Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July.

The Meadows, Caersws

South facing level garden on village edge, originally The Manse. An eclectic mix of garden areas inc small bog garden with home-made waterfall, shrubs, flowers, vegetables + over100 containers with colourful annuals, veg and perennials. Opens Sunday 14th July and Sunday 4th August.

Monaughty Mill, Monaughty

C17 converted mill (not open) with approx two acre garden set on banks of River Lugg in stunning position with lovely views of Glogg Hill. Features inc informal herbaceous and shrub borders, pond, small woodland areas, riverside, shady and bog plantings. Opens Sunday 14th July.

1 Glanrafon, Oswestry

An acre of secluded organic garden: mix of wild and cultivated. This steeply sloping, densely planted wildlife garden with hundreds of varieties of shrubs and perennials has been evolving since 2013. Very productive raised veg beds, greenhouse with ornamental and edible crops, fruit cages, mixed borders and large pond. Opens Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July.

Vaynor Park, Welshpool

Beautiful C17 house (not open)with 5 acre garden. Spectacular long herbaceous borders at their peak with cardoons, crambe, geraniums, etc, box edged rose parterre, banks of hydrangeas; topiary yew birds, box buttresses and spires bring formality. Opens Sunday 21st July.

Llangedwyn Hall, Llangedwyn

Beautiful four acre formal terraced garden on three levels, designed and laid out in late C17 and early C18. Unusual herbaceous plants, sunken rose garden, small water garden, walled kitchen garden and woodland walk. Opens Sunday 23rd July.

Bryn Teg, Newtown

Amazing exotic secret Caribbean garden in centre of Newtown planted to remind me of my childhood in Jamaica. An exciting walk through the jungle. High above the head are banana leaves and colourful climbers. Opens Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July.

Ponthafren, Newtown

Ponthafren is a registered charity that provides a caring community to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for all. Open door policy so everyone is welcome. Interesting community garden on banks of River Severn run and maintained totally by volunteers: sensory garden with long grasses, herbs, scented plants and shrubs, quirky objects. Opens Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July.

Welsh Lavender, Builth Wells

Jeni Arnold’s stylish wild planting of the steep bank above the ever popular wild swimming pond is a riot of colour best seen in June. Fields of blue lavender peak from mid July to mid August. Opens from Saturday 27th July to Friday 2nd August.

Bryngwyn Hall, Llanfyllin

Stunning grade II* listed nine acre garden with 60 acres parkland design inspired by William Emes. Woodland garden, shrubbery, rose garden, restored herbaceous borders, meadows and serpentine lake. Unusual trees, shrubs and unique Poison Garden. Opens Sunday 4th August.

Llanidloes Gardens, Llanidloes

A trail of interesting gardens in market town of Llanidloes the first town on River Severn with its distinctive C17 black and white timber-framed houses and Old Market Hall. A mix of public and private gardens inc two community gardens, allotments, courtyard and cottage gardens, two with very productive fruit and vegetables gardens. Opens 17th and 18th August.

Brookside, Llanbister

A stream side garden in the Maelienydd. Approx one acre, inc species rich meadow with mown paths to wander through, colourful herbaceous beds and borders, vegetable plot and small apiary, wetland and woodland plantings. Pollinators, butterflies, birds and amphibians in abundance. Opens Sunday 18th August.

Aberangell, The Old Coach House, Machynlleth

Nestled in the heart of Dyfi Valley this small, cottage style garden is haven for birds and pollinating insects. Narrow paths take you around flower and vegetable beds, to greenhouses, polytunnel and old stables. Planting is informal with mostly perennials and shrubs. Opens Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September.

The Hymns, Presteigne

In a beautiful setting in the heart of the Radnor valley, the garden is part of a restored C16 farmstead, with long views to the hills, and The Radnor Forest. It is a traditional garden reclaimed from the wild, using locally grown plants and seeds, and with a herb patio, wildflower meadows and a short woodland walk. Opens from 7th to 15th September.

Cwm-Weeg, Newtown

2½ acre garden set within 24 acres of wildflower meadows and bluebell woodland with stream centred around C15 farmhouse (open by prior arrangement). Formal garden in English landscape tradition with vistas, grottos, sculptures, stumpery, lawns and extensive borders terraced with stone walls. Opens Sunday 8th September.

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