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Westonbury Mill

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Brecon Beacons Westonbury Mill

Westonbury Mill There are a surprising number of small gardens tucked away that are open to the public. This is a little further afield but well worth a visit. It can be combined with a drive through the black and white houses route around the outskirts of Leominster.  Westonbury Mill Water Gardens are built around…

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Aberglasney House & Gardens

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Aberglasney Gardens

  Aberglasney House & Gardens Aberglasney Gardens is just outside Llandeilo. History There is mention of a garden on this site from medieval times.  The real documentation starts during the reign of Henry VIII and Sir William Thomas. He built a house on the site and a chapel to Llagethen Church. Over the next two…

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Abercamlais House

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Brecon Beacons

Abercamlais House and Penpont There are many fine examples of grand houses in the Brecon Beacons. Two of these can be found on the Usk river just a short drive from the coach house.  The Grade 1 houses date back to the middle ages and have been a very important part of the local history.…

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Glanusk National Garden Scheme

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Glanusk Estate Brecon Beacons

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…

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Ty-Mawr Kitchen Garden

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Ty-Mawr Kitchen Garden Brecon Beacons

I spent this morning at Ty-Mawr Kitchen Garden  on the Get Growing course run by Rae Gervis. The 3 hour course aims to show you how to get the best from your kitchen garden sustainably and organically. Rae’s depth of knowledge was extensive and even if you are not totally organic there were so many…