Carmarthen Things to Do

  • Village Shop & Post Office
    Village Shop & Post Office
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  • The Salmon Leap Cafe & Gift Shop
    The Salmon Leap Cafe & Gift Shop
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  • The Old arched bridge across the Teifi
    The Old arched bridge across the Teifi
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    Aberglasney - a Garden Lost in Time

    by ranger49 Updated Jan 30, 2008

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    It has been said that Gardens and Gardening are the two most popular hobbies in Britain. People seem to be either working hard in their own garden, shopping at Garden Centres, or visiting other gardens.

    As old Manor houses were neglected and faded into obscurity so did their gardens.

    The four centuries old garden at Aberglasney is a good example and it is thanks to the vision and hard work of the people who formed a Restoration Trust that it has been brought back to life.
    The garden is of a size small enough to cover on a day's visit ( perhaps with a pause for lunch at the excellent on-site restaurant serving meals prepared from local produce - see my Carmarthen Restaurant Tips).

    The old manor house is being restored and houses temporary art exhibitions. A video is shown there and - relates the history of the House and Garden, the circumstances under which they fell into decline and ruin, as well as the story of its restoration.

    The former Gardener's and Coachman's Cottages have been restored and are let as self catering cottages - we stayed in the latter. See Accommodation Link on the Garden website and my own accommodation Tip.

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    Get your "5 a Day" at Aberglasney.

    by ranger49 Written Sep 15, 2008

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    Gardens are and should be, first and foremost for growing the necessities of life.
    At Aberglasney the walled vegetable garden provides a feast and a celebration of natures harvest.

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