Visit a Stunning Pembrokeshire Garden

The National Garden Scheme’s county organiser Jackie Batty has been in touch with Pembrokeshire.Online to remind us: “The NGS is delighted to be able to reopen its gardens in Wales from Monday 6 July. A small number of gardens are reopening in Pembrokeshire. Visitors need to book online at: www.ngs.org.uk/garden-tickets.”

And she says: “My own garden at Treffgarne Hall is opening on 11 and 12 July, and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors back.”

Treffgarne Hall is described as being in a stunning hilltop location with panoramic views: a Grade II-listed Georgian house (which is not open to the public) provides a formal backdrop to four acres of garden with wide lawns and themed beds.

The NGS says: “The focal point is the walled garden, with a double rill and pergolas, which is planted with a multitude of borderline hardy exotics such as acacias, callistemon, tetrapanax and echiums. An eclectic collection of unusual trees and shrubs includes species rhododendrons and magnolias, hoherias, embothriums and crinodendrons.

“The garden also features large-scale sculptures, a cherry avenue, summer broadwalk, meadow patch, heather bed, gravel garden and stumpery, as well as a large greenhouse.”

The planting schemes are said to seek to challenge the boundaries of what can be grown in Pembrokeshire.

Treffgarne Hall is open Sat 11 July and and Sun 12 July from 11am to 6pm. You must book online at https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/20382/.

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley recently retired from The Oldie magazine to return to freelance journalism. He previously held executive staff jobs at the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Express before freelancing for 20 years for newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the ‘i’ paper, plus a wide range of magazines. He continues to write about music, travel and health.

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