We’d love to show you around the mill gardens. We have flower gardens all around the mill, along the leat and even into the next county. We have soft fruit on terraces up the hillside and orchards on the hillside. Hardy fushias, geraniums, peiris and rhododendron grow particularly well here. We have a herb garden in a raised bed alongside the driveway which is very attractive to bees and butterflies.
The wild flowers in the woodland and meadows around the mill should count as a garden in their own right, starting with snowdrops clustering along the river sides in January/February. Bluebells fill the woods in May and orchids can be found along the roadsides. The verges and hedgerows are a riot of colour in June and laburnum trees hang golden chains above the country lanes. The long hot days of summer mean pleasant walks in shady woods and autumn brings vibrant colour to the valley. Then winter paints it all with a silver sheen and the snowdrops start again.
There are many other beautiful gardens for you to visit including the Garden of Wales and Aberglasney. Rhododendrons are a wonderful sight in June and Picton Castle’s display is breathtaking, while the great glasshouse at the Garden of Wales is amazing, even in Winter. There are also interesting nurseries to visit and many of our guests leave with plants.
http://www.gardenofwales.org.uk – National Botanical Garden of Wales
http://www.aberglasney.org – Aberglasney gardens – a garden lost in time.
https://www.facebook.com/norwoodgardens/ Norwood gardens to visit in South Wales
http://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/ Picton castle – the rhododendrons are breathtaking.
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/colby-woodland-garden Beautiful woodland valley garden with year-round colour in Pembrokeshire
https://www.facebook.com/norwoodgardens/ Norwood Gardens – 3 acres with the “long walk” and individual gardens on each side.
www.stackpole-walledgardens.co.uk Stackpole Walled Gardens – 6 acres of walled gardens at the National Trust Estate at Stackpole Pembroke
http://www.trefhedyn.co.uk/ – Trefhedyn nursery in Newcastle Emlyn. Well worth a visit. It looks small from the street, but take a look round the corner! 10 minutes drive from the mill.
http://www.penralltnursery.co.uk/ – Penrallt nursery in Moylegrove “possibly the largest, most comprehensive collection of plants in West Wales”. The only nursery we know with a sea view. Good cafe there too. 25 minutes drive from the mill.
http://growninwales.co.uk/giw_event/carmarthenshire-growers-association-spring-fair/ Carmarthenshire growers – a collection of local nurserymen
http://www.newbridgenursery.co.uk/address.html – Newbridge Nursery & Plant Centre open during the summer in the heart of the Pembrokeshire countryside near Haverfordwest.
http://www.dyffrynfernant.co.uk/ – Dyffryn Fernant garden near Fishguard. open Weds – Sun Easter – Sept.
http://www.moorlandcottageplants.co.uk/ Moorland Cottage Plants near Crmych – note they also do mail order.