You will find two of the most famous gardens in Wales close together, approximately a 45 minute drive away in Carmarthenshire.
Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales. The gardens have been named by the Royal Horticultural Society as one of the UK’s top 10 formal gardens to visit.
Aberglasney was made famous by the BBC television series A Garden Lost in Time which followed its restoration. Today it offers the opportunity to explore more than 10 acres of gardens along with the fully restored ground floor of Aberglasney’s grade II listed mansion.
The National Botanic Gardens of Wales at Llanarthne covers 568 acres of Carmarthenshire countryside and includes a nature reserve as well as a formal garden, with Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse as its centrepiece.
The garden was opened in May 2000 – the first national botanic garden to be created in the new millennium. It is set on historic parkland, dating back around 400 years. There is an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties with a stunning range of themed gardens that appeal to a wide range of visitors, from those who just love the sight and smells of flowers to those who want to know about medicinal plants or the latest DNA research into plant evolution.
Both gardens have excellent cafes, but if you are in the area we would recommend this wonderful place to eat and shop! Amazing food, relaxed setting:
Wright’s Food Emporium
Golden Grove Arms
Tel: 01558 668929
Distance from Manor Bedw: 32 miles