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Aberglasney Gardens
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Owner description: 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.)
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Arrived on a bank holiday but the garden had plenty of space for everyone, the gardens were very well set out and were well maintained by the volunteers. although the house was open you could only visit the ground floor which was hosting a art exhibition. The food in the tea room was very expensive for what it was 6.50 for a sandwich with not even a garnish and was not to my taste.

Thank roscwmbran
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Arrived on a Bank Holiday Monday to a pretty full car park as expected. Unfortunately car park doesn't have marked spaces, so may prove a problem for disabled parking.

The entrance fee (for adults) was £8 inclusive of gift aid and seemed reasonable considering the size and scale of the whole estate.

This aside, the house a gardens are immaculately kept with some amazingly colourful flowers displays and a beautiful yew tree arch. It seemed to be popular with a lot of locals as well and if you like your horticulture then this is a treat.

There is a welcoming café which has outdoor seating opening onto a courtyard with a picturesque pond and woodlands and a well stocked gift shop with some traditional gifts.

The food in the café was tasty and ingredients are locally sourced, but also a bit pricey (Welsh rarebit was £7.50). The drinks were on average about £3 but were of a good quality.

Overall, a lovely place to visit for a day trip, but the food is pricey and the access for disabled people is a bit limited. Although not a problem for us, it didn't seem to be very children friendly, hence only 4 stars. But definitely worth a visit if you are in the local area.

Thank Alex R
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Fantastic gardens! Really worth a visit! Enjoyable even on a showery day. However, although the food in the restaurant was good, we thought it was overpriced (£6 for bowl of soup and bread) and not at all child friendly.

Thank Jane14E
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Lovely gardens even in the rain! Sheltered beautiful grounds.
Food in the tearoom was excellent.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day here!
Will be back,

Thank westwalesfoodie
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Wonderful gardens, nice tearoom and beautiful house. Enjoyed wandering through the many different gardens and seeing so many unusual plants.

Thank Janis K
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