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More details - Llanmaes Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Llanmaes, 1m from Llantwit Major, is a pretty village with attractive village green, stream running through and C13 church. Old Froglands is an historic farmhouse with streams and woodland areas linked by bridges. Ducks swim and chickens roam free. The vegetable plot is now productive.
Llanmaes Gardens, Llantwit Major
Today

More details - Llantwit Garden - Open Garden for NGS
This is a Japanese garden with a Zen gate, Torri gate and Japanese lanterns featuring a large collection of Japanese style trees, which incl an English elm, oak, larch etc., a pagoda and 3 water features which incl the great Amazon waterfall along with large Buddha’s head and new pond.
Llantwit Garden, Llantwit Major
Today

More details - 17 Maes y Draenog - Open Garden for NGS
Visitors be surprised - a hidden gem of a garden, in the shadow of Castell Coch, fed by a stoned mountain stream. Footbridge invites you to naturalised areas, set against a woodland backdrop. Developed over 10 yrs with a good variety of plants, filling two main borders of herbaceous plants for spring and summer.
17 Maes y Draenog, Cardiff
Today

More details - Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival
The Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival returns! The much anticipated and highly popular Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival returns this late-spring, with exhibitors and food demos taking place across three locations from within the picturesque town that sits just 12 miles west of Cardiff.
Cowbridge
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - 17 Maes y Draneog - Open Garden for NGS
Visitors be surprised - a hidden gem of a garden, in the shadow of Castell Coch, fed by a stoned mountain stream. Footbridge invites you to naturalised areas, set against a woodland backdrop. Developed over 10 yrs with a good variety of plants, filling two main borders of herbaceous plants for spring and summer.
17 Maes y Draneog, Cardiff
Today

More details - Rhos y Bedw - Open Garden for NGS
A haven of peace and tranquility with spectacular views, this glorious compact garden with its amazing array of planting areas is constantly evolving. Our diverse planting areas incl cottage, herb, and bog gardens also an array of roses and a knot garden are sure to provide inspiration.
Rhos y Bedw, Swansea
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - 4 Clyngwyn Road - Open Garden for NGS
The Coal Tip Cloister Garden is a small personal space created in order to help us unwind from our work as nurses. Its main character is enclosure and a sense of rest.
4 Clyngwyn Road, Swansea
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Creigiau Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
On the NW side of Cardiff and with easy access from the M4 J34, Creigiau Village Gardens incl four vibrant and innovative gardens. Each quite different, they combine some of the best characteristics of design and planting for modern town gardens with the naturalism of old fashioned cottage gardens.
Creigiau Village Gardens, Creigiau
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Pear Tree Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
New to NGS and opening in conjunction with The Old Post Office next door Pear Tree Cottage offers a different take on gardening on a sloping site with hard won solutions to some tricky problems. The garden has wide beds packed with plants and shrubs and various seating areas from which to enjoy the views.
Pear Tree Cottage, Cardiff
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - The Old Post Office - Open Garden for NGS
Situated in the popular village of Gwaelod-y-Garth on the northern edge of Cardiff. This year The Old Post Office will be opening alongside its neighbouring garden attached to Pear Tree Cottage. Gwaelod Inn only a stone’s throw away and serves great food and drink.
The Old Post Office, Cardiff
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Cornerstone - Open Garden for NGS
This is a brand new garden created from scratch in December 2016. It has been designed to facilitate disabled access and the needs of the Blind Gardening Club of Cardiff Institute for the Blind and has been planted with a mixture of plants to create highly visible contrasting colours and also scents.
Cornerstone, Cardiff
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Plas y Coed - Open Garden for NGS
The garden at Plas y Coed extends to a couple of acres. It is both whimsical and romantic and a wonderful spot to sit and dream - if only there was time! The land to the rear of the garden which was once a field is now developing into an arboretum.
Plas y Coed, Bonvilston
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Bordervale Plants - Open Garden for NGS
Within mature woodland valley (semi-tamed), with stream and bog garden, extensive mixed borders; mini wildflower meadow, providing diverse wildlife habitats. Children must be supervised. The Nursery specialises in unusual perennials and cottage garden plants.
Bordervale Plants, Cowbridge
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - The Birches - Open Garden for NGS
Large coastal garden with terraces and different rooms combining hard and soft landscaping. Started 30 years ago by inexperienced owners on difficult steep plot which consisted mainly of rough grass. Now upper section has formal Mediterranean feel, lower part more relaxed, owners more experienced but still learning.
The Birches, Barry
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Big House Farm - Open Garden for NGS
Multi awarded inspirational garden of around 1 acre at this lovely listed property combines colour form and texture, described by visitors as ’the best Ive seen, a real gem. better than Chelsea & Gardeners World should visit’.
Big House Farm, Swansea
Sun 17 Jun

More details - The Retreat - Open Garden for NGS
Our garden has evolved over many yrs. It now has several distinct areas, varied borders range from cottage style perennial planting, an area of large structured plants, a vegetable garden along with a small orchard in a wildlife friendly area.
The Retreat, Swansea
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Cefn Cribwr Garden Club - Open Garden for NGS
Cefn Cribwr is an old mining village atop a ridge with views to Swansea in the west, Somerset to the south and home to Bedford Park and the Cefn Cribwr Iron Works. The village hall is at the centre with teas, cakes and plants for sale. The allotments are to be found behind the hall.
Cefn Cribwr Garden Club, Bridgend
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Pwll y Felin Isaf - Open Garden for NGS
8yrs of passion & hard work has resulted in the transformation of an acre of unloved land into lawns, shrubberies, a small orchard, pretty cottage garden and a peaceful pond area with bluebell wood.
Pwll y Felin Isaf, Blackmill
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Overton and Port Eynon Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Overton offers breathtaking views of the Gower Peninsula. Port Eynon is the most southerly point on the Gower. Set in the heart of Port Eynon, Box Boat Cottage is a delight set with pretty borders and a riot of colour. 6 The Boarlands is a plantman’s paradise!
Overton and Port Eynon Gardens, Swansea
Sun 24 Jun, Sat 21 Jul

More details - Llandough Castle - Open Garden for NGS
Set within castle grounds and with a backdrop of an ancient monument, the 3½ acres of garden incl a contemporary twist on a Victorian kitchen garden with a hint of the Mediterranean, formal lawns and herbaceous beds, a wildlife pond with waterfall and a woodland garden with stumpery and sculpture.
Llandough Castle, Cowbridge
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - Ty Hosbis - Open Garden for NGS
Hospice garden of 0.8 acres, designed for patient enjoyment and relaxation. Hosts established trees, shrubs, and planting providing yr-round colour.
Ty Hosbis, Cardiff
Sun 1 Jul

More details - Dinas Powys - Open Garden for NGS
An inspiring and eclectic group of 5 gardens in this small friendly village, all with something different to offer. There are ponds of all sizes and styles, planting in shade and sun, boggy areas, pergolas, mature shrubs and trees, vegetables and fruit, challenging terraced designs and wild areas.
Dinas Powys, Dinas Powys
Sat 14 Jul and Sun 15 Jul

More details - 38 South Rise - Open Garden for NGS
A relatively new garden backing on to Llanishen Reservoir gradually establishing with something of interest and colour all yr round. Herbaceous borders, vegetables and fruit plants surround central lawn. Wild life friendly; variety of climbers and exotics. In front shrubs and herbaceous borders to a lawn.
38 South Rise, Cardiff
Sat 14 Jul and Sun 15 Jul

More details - Maes-y-Wertha Farm - Open Garden for NGS
A 3 acre garden. Informal mixed beds with large selection of perennial plants, shrubs, conifers and trees. Water garden fed by natural spring. Large grass area under new planting.
Maes-y-Wertha Farm, Bryncethin
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Creigiau Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
On the NW side of Cardiff and with easy access from the M4 J34, Creigiau Village Gardens incl four vibrant and innovative gardens. Each quite different, they combine some of the best characteristics of design and planting for modern town gardens with the naturalism of old fashioned cottage gardens.
Creigiau Village Gardens, Creigiau
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Sea Breeze - Open Garden for NGS
A plantsperson’s garden near the sea, exciting around every corner. Coastal haven overflowing with unusual tropical plants. Colourful decking surrounds pond and tree seat. Braheas, iochromas and hedychiums.
Sea Breeze, Sully
Sat 21 Jul

More details - Rose Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
If you want a proper garden with manicured borders & Latin plant names, Rose Cottage isn’t the place for you.
Rose Cottage, Bridgend
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Bryn-y-Ddafad - Open Garden for NGS
A mature garden developed by the present owners from an overgrown state over a period of 40 yrs. Areas of unusual plantings give interest through the seasons. Terraced rear garden, mature trees, numerous flowering shrubs and roses.
Bryn-y-Ddafad, Cowbridge
Sun 22 Jul

More details - 50 Pen y Dre - Open Garden for NGS
Mixed mature borders in cottage garden style with many old favourites incl vegetable plot.
50 Pen y Dre, Cardiff
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Cyncoed and Penylan Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
This is a group of four, 1930s suburban gardens. Each one has its own individual style. They have been designed by the owners and are continually evolving to create an eclectic collection of climber, perennials and shrubs that reflect the interests of these gardeners.
Cyncoed and Penylan Gardens, Cardiff
Sun 22 Jul

More details - St Peter's Community Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Secret garden in city suburb. Unusual combination of flower beds, raised vegetable beds and nature reserve, all created by volunteers. Features incl a large natural pond surrounded by wild plants, Welsh heritage apple trees, long herb border and wild flower meadow.
St Peter’s Community Garden, Cardiff
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - 446 Gladstone Road - Open Garden for NGS
Small town house garden, currently in development that has to cater for a childrens play area but still has a good arrangement of planting that could survive the occasional damage!
446 Gladstone Road, Barry
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - 47 Aneurin Road - Open Garden for NGS
Small town front garden with an ever changing canvas reflecting the seasons and flowering cycle of a wide and varied arrangement of plants, grown in containers and hanging baskets.
47 Aneurin Road, Barry
Sat 28 Jul

More details - 77 Cefn Road - Open Garden for NGS
A large S-facing garden with flower borders, pots, vegetables, hens and several seating areas. There is a pond for wildlife next to a bog garden with large Gunnera and flanked by banana plants. The vegetable garden has 2 greenhouses, 4 no-dig beds, a composting system and a wood shed with a green roof.
77 Cefn Road,
Sat 28 Jul and Sun 29 Jul

More details - 47 Aneurin Road - Open Garden for NGS
Small town front garden with an ever changing canvas reflecting the seasons and flowering cycle of a wide and varied arrangement of plants, grown in containers and hanging baskets.
47 Aneurin Road, Barry
Sun 29 Jul

More details - Llantwit Garden - Open Garden for NGS
This is a Japanese garden with a Zen gate, Torri gate and Japanese lanterns featuring a large collection of Japanese style trees, which incl an English elm, oak, larch etc., a pagoda and 3 water features which incl the great Amazon waterfall along with large Buddha’s head and new pond.
Llantwit Garden, Llantwit Major
Sun 5 Aug

More details - Bordervale Plants - Open Garden for NGS
Within mature woodland valley (semi-tamed), with stream and bog garden, extensive mixed borders; mini wildflower meadow, providing diverse wildlife habitats. Children must be supervised. The Nursery specialises in unusual perennials and cottage garden plants.
Bordervale Plants, Cowbridge
Mon 27 Aug

More details - Penllyn Court - Open Garden for NGS
Large family garden with semi-formal walled garden, orchard with fruit trees and bulbs, stumpery, mixed plantings of shrubs and herbaceous perennials for all the months of the year, roses. Vegetable garden and small amount of woodland plantings, secret garden, all set amongst the rolling hills of a beautiful estate.
Penllyn Court, Cowbridge
Sun 2 Sep

More details - 16 Hendy Close - Open Garden for NGS
Originally the garden was covered with 40ft conifers. Cottage style, some unusual and mainly perennial plants which provide colour in spring, summer and autumn. Hopefully the garden is an example of how to plan for all seasons. Visitors say it is like a secret garden because there are a number of hidden places.
16 Hendy Close, Swansea
Sun 9 Sep

More details - Jive Talkin' ... perform the Bee Gees
The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm.
The Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot
Thu 11 Oct

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