We are fortunate within Cothi Gardeners Club to have had several gardens which have been accepted into the National Gardens Scheme. This year they include Gelli Uchaf, Julian and Fiona’s garden at Rhydcymerau, and 3 gardens in and around Ffarmers: Ty’r Maes, John and Helen’s garden, Angela and Martin Farquharson-Duffy’s Old Post Office Sculpture Garden and Brenda and Allan’s garden, Bwlchau Duon.
Gelli Uchaf, Rhydcymerau, Carmarthenshire, SA19 7PY
Complementing a C17 Longhouse and 11 acre smallholding. Beautiful 1 acre garden. Stunning views, meadow walks and flowers from Feb, 50+ fruit trees. Snowdrop and Heritage daffodil collections.
Sundays only from February 12 th 2017, until May 28 th 2017, for groups of 2 or more visitors, by arrangement only, at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm. We may be able to open on other days for groups of 15 or more by prior arrangement. Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Julian & Fiona Wormald
Ty’r Maes, Ffarmers, Carmarthenshire, SA19 8JP
4 acre garden with splendid views. Herbaceous and shrub beds – formal design, exuberantly informal planting, full of cottage garden favourites and many unusual plants. Burgeoning arboretum (200+ types of tree); wildlife and lily ponds, pergola, gazebos, post and rope arcade covered in climbers. Gloriously colourful; spring (rhododendrons, azaleas, azaleas, primulas, 1000’s bulbs); late summer (tapestry of annuals/perennials).
Craft, produce, books and jewellery stalls!
Sunday 6 August (1 – 6pm). Admission £3.50, children free. Home-made teas.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to September please request teas when booking.
John & Helen Brooks
Sculptors Garden, Old Post Office, Ffarmers, Carmarthenshire, SA19 8LQ
A compact courtyard garden with formal and informal planting on different levels, which has been created to form a backdrop for the garden sculptures created by the owners. Formal structured planting; herbaceous borders and water features, subtly blending into an informal shaded, damp area with a wide variety of ferns, hostas, acers, bamboo and gunnera.
Figurative sculpture by international artists for sale with 10% of proceeds to NGS on open day.
Sunday 25 June (2 – 6pm). Combined admission with Bwlchau Duon £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Mr Martin & Mrs Angela Farquharson-Duffy
Bwlchau Duon, Ffarmers, Carmarthenshire SA19 8JJ
A 1 acre, ever evolving garden challenge, set in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains at 1100ft. This is a plantaholics haven where borders are full of many unusual plants and lots of old favourites. There are raised vegetable gardens, a 100ft herbaceous border, recently planted natural bog areas, winding pathways through semi woodland and magnificent views over the Cothi valley.
Rare breed turkeys,chickens, geese and rabbits!
Sunday 25 June (2 – 6pm). Combined admission with Sculptors Garden, The Old Post Office £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement June to August (Bwlchau Duon only). Admission £3.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Brenda & Allan Timms