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Open 12noon–6pm (except charity days); daily; 1 Apr–31 Oct

DYFFRYN FERNANT

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Dinas
Llanychaer
Fishguard
Dyfed
SA65 9SP

2.4ha (6 acres)

Tel
01348 811282

Visit website

Admission

Non-member adult £7


RHS members

Free access applies throughout open period (excluding charity days – please see website).


National Gardening Scheme dates

6 May; 5 August & 2 September

Facilities

  • Disabled facilities
  • Guide dogs only
  • Parking
  • Picnics allowed
  • Plants for sale
  • Self-serve refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Bog garden
  • Cottage planting
  • Herbaceous border
  • Pond or lake
  • Prairie/naturalistic planting
  • Sculpture
  • Sub-tropical garden
  • Wildflower meadow

About the garden

Owned by
Christina Shand

Dyffryn Fernant Garden is a six acre garden tucked into a valley in the Preseli uplands just before they plunge into the sea at Dinas Island in North Pembrokeshire.

A modern garden, made since 1996, it includes richly planted high colour and exotic planting in formal areas; journeys through a bog garden to a wild marsh, pond and stream; then meanders through large blocks of ornamental grasses.

A spring display of tulips is followed by a succession of summer growth, starting with Clematis montana and building up to a crescendo of dahlias, salvias and autumn colour. The garden works as a whole yet has many distinct areas including the Front Garden, Rickyard, Orchard and Courtyard, many with seating to give visitors a chance to enjoy the views.

The Front Garden is awash with colour in summer, the Rickyard has swathes of planting contrasting with ordered topiary, the Courtyard a mix of exotic architectural leaf forms and succulents, and the Orchard an ever-changing herbaceous border leading out to the species-rich marsh on the valley floor and the Pembrokeshire landscape beyond. The Bog Garden, centred by a shining obelisk, is particularly impressive. Nicky's Field, a geometric display of ornamental grasses, leads on to the pond, while the Magic Garden above the house affords a full view of Mynydd Dinas (Dinas Mountain).

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Bluebells
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Camellias
  • Clematis
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Grasses
  • Hellebores
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Lavender
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Orchids
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Spring bulbs
  • Topiary
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

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