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Aberglasney Gardens

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Address: Llangathen SA32 8QH, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1558 668998

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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Lovely gardens

Plenty to see, lovely walks around the gardens some steep walks but there is a wheelchair friendly path. PLants for sale and a gift shop. T ea rooms serve light lunches and cakes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Burmistrovo, Russia
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My title say it all. We made a very quick visit but it was very well worthwhile making the detour to go to the Gardens. I definitely want to go again and allow ourselves time to see the gardens properly. It is a special place

Thank Godalminggourmand
Burmistrovo, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty to see, lovely walks around the gardens some steep walks but there is a wheelchair friendly path. PLants for sale and a gift shop. T ea rooms serve light lunches and cakes not too varied a menu for a full blown meal but you won't starve.

Thank _grahammcollyer
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent some lovely time at these gardens. You wanted to explore the next hidden part of the site.The mystery of the stone arches certainly adds to the intrigue of the attraction. Gardeners will love this site. Catering is well organised and varied. Plant sales area in addition. We were fortunate to be able to peruse an art exhibition held... More 

Thank jonathan b
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I never tire of visiting Aberglasney and although the gardens are splendid at this time of year, I love to visit whatever the season. Beautiful day so a lovely lunch sitting outside the tearooms by the splendid lilly pond was a treat. David Cowdry was exhibiting his wonderful paintings in the mansion so that was a bonus to our visit,... More 

Thank Oddie J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well it's been a few months now since my trip to Aberglasney, so I thought it was time for a re-visit and WOW!! The change in colour was amazing, so much so that I fell over trying to get the best camera shot, my wife, poor dab, has to help me take pictures, she has to hold me and try... More 

Thank Phil J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Saturday. Parking was easy and access easy. Lovely staff on the ticket booth, very helpful. The gardens are beautiful and really unusual. Had coffee and fabulous cake overlooking the pond. It was lovely. Would definitely return and recommend.

Thank eagertoseetheworld
Tutbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely 2 hours walking round the various gardens at Aberglasney. There is such a variety of types of gardens and all of them very well laid out and tended. The staff were really friendly too and helped us when we wanted to know about different types of flowers. The café was as good as described by other... More 

Thank Fionafrancis79
Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old house C15/C16 with restored gardens which are still being restored. Fascinating 9 walled garden site with a history we would have liked to know more about. Previous Bishop's (St Davids) house with interesting (church/abbey ?) ruins. Plants were identified/tagged in most cases. Still, we had a lovely walk between formal and informal woodland plots. Possibly visited at the wrong... More 

Thank WileyWatfordWanderer
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a bit out of the way for a special trip but worth visiting if you are in the area. It is a restored 16th century house with some history so make sure you see the small exhibition and video. The sizeable gardens are being reconstructed and you should allow 2 hours. There is a mixture of formal and... More 

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Small but lovely, a delightful garden in which to while away a summer's afternoon . Beautifully kept with some amazing planting. Nice cafe too.

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