National Garden Scheme
Glanusk Estate Garden Crickhowell takes part in the National Garden Scheme each year. You have a chance to visit gardens not normally open to the public. This happens in the latter part of May on a Sunday and is particularly beautiful at that time of year. The estate is probably better known for its Green Man Festival that takes part in August in the meadows below the house. This event is far more low key and quiet!
These gardens have magnificent displays of Rhododendrons and Azaleas plus many more. Every year there is something new to see. The naturally fed series of pools are normally full of tadpoles.
You are able to wander around large areas of the estate, including the newly opened woodland walk and visit the private church. Indeed they are going to open the woodland walk at other times during the summer. The dates for which can be found on their website.
There are local artisan stalls around the house selling all manner of things from BBQ’s to bees wax products. There are various talks and displays throughout the day held under the stretchy tent. Handy place to shelter if the weather is bad or indeed if it is hot.
The best part for me is to visit early before the crouds arrive. You can wander down by the River Usk and just listern to the birds. Along the way you will see various sculptures made from natural materials like willow or stone. A log pile even has an image of a trout, a reflection on the terrific fishing in the river below.
If you are hungry the local venison centre brings its catering truck or alternatively volunteers serve you tea and homemade cake. A very worthwhile cause to support.
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