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Address: Llangathen SA32 8QH, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1558 668998
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Description: Aberglasney was made famous by the BBC television series "A Garden Lost in...
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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This was a spur of he moment visit-----------

This was a spur of he moment visit after deciding against the R.H.S. show in our home city. We had a very enjoyable day out, the route is well signposted, the car parking is easy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
35 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was a spur of he moment visit after deciding against the R.H.S. show in our home city. We had a very enjoyable day out, the route is well signposted, the car parking is easy to negotiate, and as we were paying we discovered that entry on that day was half price. There is excellent information regarding footpath suitability, so... More 

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Holmes Chapel, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We couldn't have picked a nicer spring day to visit the gardens. Unfortunately (but understandably) dogs are not allowed but we found a shady place to park. The gardens are beautifully kept with a huge array of interesting specimens. There is a variety of different gardens to wander round with something of interest to se in each. We had a... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
64 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were warned off the NBGoW by friends and found Aberglasney gardens on TA for an Easter Monday's afternoon visit instead. What a find - beautiful restored gardens (spot the hatched fruit tree patterns in the walled garden, none of us had seen that before), easy paths marked out for the less able, super-friendly staff, a great café with lovely... More 

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wolverhampton
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A friend had recommended we visit these "lost gardens" and I am so glad she did. Despite the cold March day, just before spring arrives in all its glory, the garden lay out is joy to behold. Even with no colour and buds and shoots just appearing the skill of the gardeners was a sight to behold. The tessellated trees... More 

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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Am a regular visitor with various friends and family members. Never disappointed. To see new visitors' faces a real joy. Tea and cakes brilliant, and every plant I've bought there is thriving in my own modest plot. Love art exhibitions when they're there. In fact, what's not to love?

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is somewhere w have been meaning to visit for a long time and was well worth the effort. This had something for everyone. Restored ruins, manor house and gardens, wonderful tea rooms and lunch, a place to relax and take away to worries of the day. It is situated in a beautiful part of the country so your journey... More 

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Escucha, Spain
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71 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

a must for the enthuastic gardener, a fair walk for disabled or old. a pleasant restaurant . for the true gardener an in depth facility, but if you are disabled a chair is a must as some of the slopes are considerable. hwever aftera long walk the restaurant is pleasant.

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Aberglasney_Gardens, Chief Executive at Aberglasney Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your recent review. We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable visit to our beautiful gardens and that you found the Tea Rooms to be very pleasing. It is unfortunate due to how our land lies, that not all of the garden is flat and that some areas may be inaccessible to those with... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Having visited the Welsh Botanic gardens the day before we where a bit sceptical about going to another gardens at this time of year. Having had these gardens recommended by a local we decided to try them and glad we did. They are so much better and well worth a visit. It was not hard to see that they would... More 

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Aberglasney_Gardens, Chief Executive at Aberglasney Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you - this is high praise indeed! I agree that Aberglasney is a very different garden to the Botanic Garden and both have their own interesting features to attract visitors to the area time and time again. With each changing season Aberglasney has something more to offer with a varying colour palate throughout the year and we... More 

ammanford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Where ever you've been and seen you will find a visit to be a new experience. Gardens around the country have a sameness which discourages one from just another visit but Aberglasney Gardens are differetnt.

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Aberglasney_Gardens, Chief Executive at Aberglasney Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughts on your recent visit to Aberglasney and we are overjoyed that you feel that Aberglasney has something different to offer compared to its peers. We feel there is something magical and tranquil about the whole location and when slowly working your way around the different gardens you can... More 

Pencader
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have not been for a while but thoroughly enjoyed our visit today.The snowdrops are in bloom and everywhere looked well tended and ready to burst forth in spring. At this time of year it is possible to see how the fruit trees on the wall in the walled garden are trained -they look artistic when dormant and wonderful when... More 

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Aberglasney_Gardens, Chief Executive at Aberglasney Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your recent review, we were so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and your meal at the Tea Rooms, the cawl has certainly kept us going over the winter months! It was great to hear that you bumped in Joseph Atkin our Head Gardner and am sure he was delighted to hear of your love... More 

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