We are fortunate within Cothi Gardeners Club to have two gardens which have been accepted into the National Gardens Scheme over the years. This year (2023) those opening include Gelli Uchaf, Julian and Fiona’s garden at Rhydcymerau, and Ty’r Maes, John and Helen’s garden, near Ffarmers.
Details of NGS Gardens 2023, including those above, which will be open more widely in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire can be found here.
Gelli Uchaf, Rhydcymerau, Carmarthenshire, SA19 7PY
Complementing a C17 Longhouse and 11-acre smallholding, this 1½ acre garden is mainly organic. Trees & shrubs are underplanted with hundreds of thousands of snowdrops, crocus, cyclamen, daffodils, woodland shrubs, clematis, rambling roses, hydrangeas & autumn flowering perennials. Extensive views, year-round flower interest, 6 acres of wildflower meadows, two ponds and stream.
Visitors welcome by arrangement : Feb – Oct Group max 20. Parking limited. Admission £5.00, children free.
Julian & Fiona Wormald
Ty’r Maes, Ffarmers, Carmarthenshire, SA19 8JP
4 acre garden with splendid views. Herbaceous and shrub beds – formal design, exuberant informal planting, full of cottage garden favourites and many unusual plants. Woodland garden with over 200 types of tree; wildlife and lily ponds; pergola, gazebos, post and rope arcade covered in climbers. Gloriously colourful from early spring till late autumn. Book and jewellery stalls.
Visitors welcome by arrangement Mar-Oct. Admission £5.00, children free.
John & Helen Brooks