Stunning 15-acre garden laid out in C18. The Rhyd-y-Meirch stream creates sound and movement throughout the garden as it flows into ponds, through the round garden, over cascades and beneath flagstone bridges.
Deep herbaceous borders in the round garden, adjacent to the lawns, a water garden and two arboreta. Views and plants to be enjoyed throughout the year. The house is the birthplace of Augusta Waddington, Lady Llanover, C19 patriot, supporter of the Welsh language and wife of Lord Llanover, after whom Big Ben is named.
Peter Hall, an RHS Associate of Honour, came to Llanover in 2014 after a career with The National Trust, where he was head gardener at Dunham Massey, Stourhead and Powis Castle.
Eight generations of the family have cared for and contributed to the garden including Robin Herbert, VMH, a former President of the Royal Horticultural Society, who planted a significant collection of magnolias and trees whose foliage was transformed into blazing oranges, reds and golds in the autumn. Several of the trees are classified as National Champions.
Owner Elizabeth Murray, who is the seventh generation of the family to live and plant at Llanover, will give a brief history of the family and the 15-acre listed garden, and lead a tour of the garden, usually accompanied by the head gardener, Peter Hall. Visitors will receive an illustrated 35-page guide book.
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A guided tour of the garden by the owner, usually accompanied by the head gardener, Peter Hall.
On A4042 in Llanover, opposite the pull in bus-stop, turn into the drive entrance. If the gates are closed, drive close up to them and they will open automatically. If coaches are too wide to fit through the gates, the owner will meet everyone at the bus stop at the top of the drive. 29-seater coaches are fine, 52-seaters are too wide due to their wing mirrors.
Tea/coffee and homemade cakes, served at the Grade II listed house.
Gravel & grass paths. No external steps on garden tour.
No photography in the house.
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Excellent tour of the lovely garden/arboretum with owner Elizabeth Murray. She also told us about the history of her family/home. Given generous tea and cakes afterwards and a good souvenir booklet on Llanover.
2019 tour dates
- 11 June
- 7 August
- 19 September
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All 2019 tours are £14.00 per person, with a discount for Historic Houses members.