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Open Daily, 10.30am–5pm, 1–28 Mar; 10am–6pm, 29 Mar–25 Oct; 10.30am–4pm, 26 Oct–28 Feb.

ABERGLASNEY GARDENS

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Llangathen
Carmarthenshire
SA32 8QH

4 miles west of Llandeilo, signed from A40.

12 acres

Tel
01558 668998

Visit website

Admission

Non-member adult £9.50.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - Jan–Feb & Nov–Dec (excluding winter fair weekend Fri–Sun).

Facilities

  • access
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Café
  • facilities
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Guide dogs only
  • Parking
  • Picnics allowed
  • Plants for sale
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Bog garden
  • Colour themed borders
  • Cottage planting
  • Glasshouse (open to public)
  • Gravel garden
  • Herbaceous border
  • Japanese garden
  • Organic management
  • Pond or lake
  • Rock garden
  • Sculpture
  • Sub-tropical garden
  • Water garden
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Wildlife planting and features
  • Winter garden
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Aberglasney Restoration Trust

Set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, Aberglasney is one of Wales’ finest gardens. At the heart of this historic site is a fully restored Elizabethan Cloister Garden, the only example that survives in the UK today. Beyond this, visitors will find more than 20 different garden styles from formal to the exotic, right through to natural woodlands and meadows.

Great care and thought have gone into developing a garden for all seasons. Late winter brings sheets of snowdrops, crocus and many other winter flowering bulbs, accompanied by extensive collections and displays of cyclamens, hellebores and witch hazel, making January to March far more exciting than many would think.

Spring is a symphony of colour and interest and the stars are the magnolias and tulips, with displays that expand every year. Wales' national flower is also celebrated with a collection of more than 450 varieties of daffodils - large drifts provide flowers from November to June.

Mid and late spring bring the usual delights with additional specialities like the iris collection, horse chestnut collection, and huge drifts of Camassia and Allium in succession. In mid-summer see an extensive collection of rare and heritage roses, innovative bedding displays, large numbers of tender perennials and annuals. There are also specific features to enjoy such as the rose arbour, Malus arbour, yew tunnel, Kitchen Garden and many other seasonal highlights.  

Head gardener Joseph Atkin offers private tours for groups during the day as well as special evening tours after the gardens have closed to the general public. These evening tours can be combined with supper at Aberglasney and after-dinner talks tailored to suit. With an excellent tearoom serving local, home-made dishes including produce from Aberglasney’s Kitchen Garden, and a programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year, Aberglasney is a must visit.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Alpines
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Begonias
  • Bluebells
  • Camellias
  • Clematis
  • Conifers
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Cut flowers
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Delphiniums
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Grasses
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Herbs
  • Hostas
  • Irises
  • Lilies
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Meconopsis
  • Orchids
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Roses
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Sweet peas
  • Topiary
  • Vegetables
  • Waterlilies
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.