Garden Portrait: Erddig

Erddig Hall is a National Trust property on the outskirts of Wrexham, Wales. Located 2 miles south of Wrexham town centre, it was built in 1684–1687 for Josiah Edisbury, the High Sheriff of Denbighshire. The garden and indeed the house, were in disrepair when the estate was handed over to the National Trust in 1973.Continue reading “Garden Portrait: Erddig”

Garden Portrait: Powis Castle

The castle and garden is in Welshpool, Powys. The gardens are spread out over several Baroque terraces leading down through shrubs and giant cloud-shaped yew hedges to a large lawned area and a former kitchen garden and a woodland walk. All backed by a patchwork of fields, villages and hills of the Welsh border countryside.Continue reading “Garden Portrait: Powis Castle”

garden photography: inside the glasshouse

In January I’m looking for a Winter Garden (This month I want to see photos and stories about winter gardens. You can interpret this any way you want; a garden in winter, winter flowers, or plants in a glasshouse) This is the Great Glasshouse at the Botanic Garden of Wales. The unusual raindrop-shaped design wasContinue reading “garden photography: inside the glasshouse”

Aberglasney: A Garden Lost in Time

Aberglasney’s garden only began in 1999 when Graham Rankin, gardener and director of operations took over the restoration of this forgotten garden. Once the diggers and archaeologists had departed he was able to get to work.  It’s not a big garden and it is still a work-in-progress, but there is enough now to interest plantsmen toContinue reading “Aberglasney: A Garden Lost in Time”