Privately owned garden open during the summer. The park and garden used to belong to Beatrix Potter’s uncle and the walled garden there is thought to be the inspiration for the kitchen garden in The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. Charming garden recreated as closely as possible to its original layout, mostly flowers with some vegetables and espaliered fruit trees.
A rare example of a surviving Welsh gentry estate, with an extensive range of 19th century farm and horticultural buildings. The two walled gardens are cultivated organically and show the evolution of garden technology from the early 19th century to the present day. Restored glasshouses include an interesting post-war concrete glasshouse.
Once a country estate, Middleton Hall, now the home of the National Botanic Garden of Wales since 1996. The house has been demolished and part of the park restored; as well as the well known Great Glasshouse there is an unusual early 19th century double-walled garden. The three acre garden has been recreated by dividing into four quadrants, three telling the story of the evolution of flowering plants, the other is a modern kitchen garden.
The historic Stackpole Walled Garden on the National Trust estate at Stackpole offers a glimpse into a bygone age. For the past 250 years it has produced food for the table and that long tradition continues to this day. It is managed by the trustees of Pembrokeshire Mencap Ltd and provides valuable work experience and horticultural training for Pembrokeshire adults and young people with a learning disability. Plants and produce for sale in the garden shop. Pick your own soft fruit in season. Free admission.
Gilmerton House operates as an exclusive venue for weddings and corporate events. The walled garden is set some distance from the house and is presently being established as a separate Community Interest Company. The garden will operate as a facility for work experience for those temporally unable to work due to mental ill health. In the process of work experience, volunteers will restore the garden and develop a range of kitchen produce to be used at Gilmerton House.