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Aberglasney Gardens

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Address: Llangathen SA32 8QH, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1558 668998
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Aberglasney was made famous by the BBC television series "A Garden...

Aberglasney was made famous by the BBC television series "A Garden Lost in Time" which followed its restoration. Today it is quite simply one of Wales' finest gardens. A renowned plantsman's paradise with a unique Elizabethan cloister garden at its heart, Aberglasney offers the opportunity to explore more than 10 acres of ancient gardens as well as the award winning Ninfarium: a special indoor garden filled with exotic plants from around the world.

The gardens and the fully restored ground floor of Aberglasney's grade II* listed mansion offer a stunning venue for exhibitions and events.

Aberglasney Gardens, the highly regarded tearooms, our shop and plant sales area are OPEN EVERY DAY (except Christmas Day.)The gardens are largely wheelchair friendly, (wheelchairs can be pre-booked.)

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Friendly staff, lovely gardens and the piece de resistance is MaryEllens.

All through the year, there is plenty to admire at Aberglasney. All the staff are friendly and helpful, especially head gardener, Joseph, who offers his advice and expertise in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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English first
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All through the year, there is plenty to admire at Aberglasney. All the staff are friendly and helpful, especially head gardener, Joseph, who offers his advice and expertise in such a lovely manner. A lovely gift shop, plant sales area, and exciting events throughout the year all add to the lure of these beguiling gardens. Personally, my top treat is... More 

Thank HelenBJLlandovery
Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really lovely gardens and a place well worth visiting. Tearooms are great too and do a fab cuppa and lunch.

Thank AllieIsMe
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66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the walk around the gardens. We definitely came at the wrong time of year as we didn't get to see the full extent of the plants and vegetables. The indoor garden was disappointing. All the staff were friendly. Need to visit in the hotter months to realise it's full potential.

Thank Keisha W
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Lovely autumn day, garden was still full of colour. Everywhere neat and tidy. Walk around lasted about an hour. House beautifully renovated and information film to watch before setting off. Cafe ok for light lunch.

Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I had the pleasure of taking a group of teens here and was amazed. It is beautiful and obviously very well managed and ran, but quite expensive unless you intend to spend a whole day.

Thank jb6525
Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Beautiful gardens and lovely walk around the grounds . Well worth the entrance fee. Some of the trees are spectacular. We visited in October and the autumn colours are lovely . Can only imagine during the summer when all in bloom .

Thank Dayle S
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

loved this garden! We were there in the afternoon mid week and there was hardly anyone there so it was a joy to roam around especially the wooded area with dappled sunlight coming through the trees. The indoor garden is a must and be sure to sit and watch the video which has some wonderful views of the restoration -... More 

Thank lorelie f
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We so much enjoyed our visit to these delightful gardens. Everywhere was beautifully maintained and there seemed to be many people working hard to keep it looking nice. We loved the variety of gardens, more like rooms each one opening onto another. Vegetable gardens, woodland, sunken, herbaceous etc. The area is not enormous so it's fairly easy to visit. Seats... More 

Thank JoBlue
Norfolk UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We spent about 4 hours wandering around in the sunshine. It was beautiful, peace & quiet in the sunken garden. Had an amazing lunch, we both needed a doggy bag! All the staff went out of their way to chat & be friendly. Well worth the time & money.

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

i have followed and visited aberglasney from the begining and have enjoyed the developing house and gardens,but i have had to air my diasappointment in some of the staff. we were very excited to have seen that aberglasney was envolved in the open doors scheme to have a rare oportunity to go upstairs,and were in awe of the beauty so... More 

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Aberglasney_Gardens, General Manager at Aberglasney Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Aberglasney. We sincerely appreciate all feedback – the good and the bad. We are naturally disappointed that there were elements of your visit that did not meet your expectations and would like to take this opportunity to address all the points you have made. Firstly it is good... More 

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