Llanover Gardens

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Llanover Gardens, nestled in the stunning South Wales countryside, will be opening in aid of Horatio's Garden on Saturday 25th June from 12pm – 5pm and you're invited to see this beautiful private garden for yourself by special invitation of the owner.

As well as enjoying the exclusive opportunity to view the breathtaking Grade II listed gardens, delicious cream teas will also be available for you to buy throughout the afternoon. Taken together, they're the perfect summer treat!

- About Llanover Gardens -

Benjamin Waddington, the direct ancestor of the current owners, purchased the house and land in 1792. He subsequently created a series of ponds, cascades and rills, all of which form the backbone of the 18-acre garden, with the stream winding its way from its source in the nearby Black Mountains all the way to the River Usk.

The garden is home to herbaceous borders, a water garden, champion trees and three areas devoted to wild flowers, including the entrance drive, which has over 18 key indicator species and is regarded as an excellent example of a species-rich grassland.

In addition to the numerous herbaceous borders, lawns and areas devoted to wild flowers, there are unusual trees and shrubs, all planted by six generations of the family. The herbaceous borders in the Round Garden were designed by Mary Payne, who successfully fulfilled the brief 'maximum effect for minimum effort'. Robin Herbert V.M.H., a past President of the Royal Horticultural Society planed many of the trees known for their spectacular autumn colour, including acers, nyssas, caryas and liquidambars.

Llanover Gardens have featured in The RHS Garden Magazine (Nov 2017), Country Living (Nov 2020), Landscape Magazine (Sept 2020), Gardenista and Country Life (Mar 2021 & Oct 2015) magazines, whilst television credits include the Channel 5 series Great British Gardens with Carol Klein in December 2021 and C4's Great Canal Journeys.

The house (not open to the public) is the birthplace of Augusta Waddington, Lady Llanover, a 19th century patriot who was a passionate supporter of the Welsh language and Welsh traditions. She was the wife of Benjamin Hall, Lord Llanover, after whom the bell 'Big Ben' is named.

- Important Information -

Address: Llanover House, Llanover, Abergavenny, NP7 9EF

Accessibility: Gravel, grass paths and lawns throughout. No disabled WC.

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Llanover Open Garden in aid of Horatio's Garden

Type:Gardening Event

Llanover Garden, Llanover, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 9EF
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Season (25 June 2022)
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Saturday12:00 - 17:00

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