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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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Beautiful Gardens

We visited the gardens in August. It was a great day out. We probably prefered these gardens to the National Botanical gardens as the setting here is more historical. The... read more

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the gardens in August. It was a great day out. We probably prefered these gardens to the National Botanical gardens as the setting here is more historical. The facilities on site are excellent but were very busy at lunch time.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the gardens in every season and every season there is a charm and a simple, rich slice of nature, history, elegance and always the best food and cakes around at the tea room. Next year we may rent a cottage on the property it is so charming and the garden center has a selection of plants and... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day out. Spent about 4hrs here with 2 visits to the tea room terrace by the lake. Lots of interesting plants and trees and a wonderful indoor tropical garden. Friendly and helpful staff. We'll worth the money.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought that as we visited so late in the season, (on 1st October), this garden might be looking a bit tired and past it, but actually it was a riot of colour, with interesting colour combinations, and loads of different planting spaces, pond, woodland, walled garden, bog, etc. Particularly loved the walled garden with a good mix of visually... More 

Thank louise667
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having loved the television programme about the restoration of these gardens many years ago, it was good to be in the area and able to visit. The cafe was excellent with a varied and interesting menu choices. The garden was interesting but the colour palette was of similar tones and not as colourful as it had been as shown on... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 

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