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Golden Grove

A Welsh home of Scottish Baronial features designed by Sir Jeffry Wyatville.

Carmarthenshire, SA32 8LR

Golden Grove in Carmarthenshire
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Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

The arboretum is accessible with an electric wheelchair, the cafe and its surrounds are completely wheelchair friendly as are the toilets. However, the grounds are on a hill side, the woods and much of the gardens managed semi wilderness and quite steep, only some of the paths are accessible to wheelchairs, although we do have one or two intrepid regulars with ‘all terrain’ wheelchairs who do roam the entire estate.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

The Tywi Valley is outstandingly beautiful, and Golden Grove sitting on the hillside facing north was positioned to take full advantage of its glorious scenery.

The gardens are Grade II* listed primarily because they are a great example of the Georgian fashion for the reveal. The arboretum was once acclaimed as the finest in the UK, it is certainly still the most unusual, sited on a hillside in an arc framing the house. Designed to entertain the family as well as being the repository of some extraordinary trees it is probably at its visual and olfactory best in May and June, although the Katsura fills the air with the scent of caramel in the Autumn.

Bring stout footwear, the woods and quarry garden are worth the walk but even in the Summer can be muddy. It is not only the trees but the wealth of lichens, fungi and ferns that contribute to the beauty, forests within forests.

The cafe is open every day. Please be aware that the parking has been outsourced, any concerns should be reported at the cafe.

House tours can be arranged with advance warning.

Opening Times

2022

Park and arboretum: daily, all year round, 10am to 5pm.

House: currently by appointment; see website for developments.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

£4 admission to arboretum.

Group Visits

Groups should get in touch via email, advance booking is not necessary but very helpful and advisable.

Educational Visits

Schools are most welcome and should email to arrange visits.

Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

The arboretum is accessible with an electric wheelchair, the cafe and its surrounds are completely wheelchair friendly as are the toilets. However, the grounds are on a hill side, the woods and much of the gardens managed semi wilderness and quite steep, only some of the paths are accessible to wheelchairs, although we do have one or two intrepid regulars with ‘all terrain’ wheelchairs who do roam the entire estate.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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