Gardens in Pembrokeshire
A warm and wet climate and rich, fertile soils equals perfect growing conditions
No wonder there are several outstanding gardens in Pembrokeshire.
The National Trust’s Colby Woodland garden near Amroth is set in a tranquil secret valley. Spring brings carpets of bluebells, crocuses, and daffodils, then swathes of camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas, followed by hydrangeas and the summer wildflowers. It’s a garden for all ages.
Another spectacular woodland garden is the 40 acres at Picton Castle. Stroll beneath some of the largest and oldest trees in West Wales and discover woodland walks, ferns, a maze and abundant feasts of wild flowers that blend with unusual woodland shrubs from all corners of the world.
Scolton Manor and Country Park is 60 acres of woodland, parkland and one acre walled garden. The walled garden walls have been recently restored and now the planting has begun to return the garden to how it might have looked in its Victorian heyday complete with a pineapple house!
Upton Castle and Gardens are several gardens in one. A walled garden and formal rose garden are surround by an arboretum of rare trees planted in the 1920’s and 30’s. Hilton Court Gardens near Roch covers 12 acres of woodland and water features with a wide variety of unusual plants plus walks and sculpture trail.
Bro Meigan and Penlan Uchaf gardens are hidden gems. Bro Meigan is a seven acre tranquil haven overlooking the Preseli Hills rich in wildlife. Penlan Uchaf is a landscaped garden with herb garden, mountain stream and ponds set around a working farm above the beautiful Gwaun Valley.
Dyffryn Fernant is a 6 acre garden in the hamlet of Llanychaer near Fishguard and started life in 1996 as 'complete wilderness'. The garden now features a wide range of planting including a bog garden, ornamental grass field, ebullient colour around the house, an exotically planted courtyard and a fernary.
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