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Llanover Garden

Llanover Garden

Address

Ty Uchaf,
Llanover,
Abergavenny,
NP7 9EF

Details

Llanover is a private, listed garden, set in the beautiful Usk valley with views towards the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The Rhyd y meirch stream tumbles through the garden passing unusual shrubs and trees, beneath arched bridges built in the eighteenth century, into the calm and reflective ponds, over cascades, alongside spectacular borders within the round walled garden, through the extensive lawns and onwards into the River Usk.

Eight generations of the family have lived at Llanover, caring for the garden and its plants since 1792 when it was created by Benjamin Waddington, the father of Lady Llanover ( who championed Welsh traditions, language, music, literature and livestock). Some of the trees are over 200 years old, many of them are native to China, the Americas, as well as Europe.

The lavish herbaceous borders are complimented by wildflower meadows and striking displays in vast urns and troughs designed by the Head Gardener , Peter Hall, formerly HG at Stourhead and Powis Castle .

In 2016, a former pool was infilled and replanted with plants such as Hostas, Persicarias, Rudbeckias and primulas which enjoy damp soils. The grove of Acer Rubrum ‘Brandy Wine’ is being underplanted with swathes of Hydrangeas, interspersed with bamboo, willows, birches.

This garden has something to interest everyone throughout the seasons – never a dull moment!

Please do look at www.llanovergarden.com or #llanovergarden to see a glimpse of the wonderful garden, meadows and arboretum here.
Open by appointment to groups throughout the year
Open in 2017 for the NGS on Sunday 2nd April 2-5pm and for a Rare Plant Fair on Sunday 17th September 11-4pm

Coach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Cover image for ‘The Gardens of Wales’ by Helena Attlee, 2009 Countrylife magazine ‘Take me to the river’ in October 2016 Gardenista.com ‘A Family affair Lady Llanovers legacy in South Wales‘ 24th October 2016

Opening details

Open to the Public on Sunday 2nd April 2-5pm and Sunday 17th September 11-4pm
Open by appointment throughout the year

Prices

Please contact Elizabeth for details of group rates which vary according to group requirements, such as tea, coffee, lunches or home-made cakes.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 318082  Lat: 51.76882 Long: -2.98861

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Abergavenny station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Cover image for ‘The Gardens of Wales’ by Helena Attlee, 2009 Countrylife magazine ‘Take me to the river’ in October 2016 Gardenista.com ‘A Family affair Lady Llanovers legacy in South Wales‘ 24th October 2016