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Llwyngarreg

Whitland, Carmarthenshire

Llwyngarreg continues to develop further, delighting plant lovers with its many rarities incl species Primulas, many bamboos with Roscoeas, Hedychiums and Salvias extending the season through to riotous autumn colour. Trees and rhododendrons have been underplanted with perennials. The sunken garden for tender/exotic gems and gravel terraces with formal pool continues to mature. Springs form a series of linked ponds across the main garden, providing colourful bog gardens.
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    The owners made a decision to change a 2-acre field into garden in 2000, and this has now reached maturity. A willow tunnel has been planted as an entrance to the garden, into a shelter belt begun in 2007. Beyond can be seen a long, curved hedge in the centre of the main garden, near a bed of deciduous azaleas containing trees such as Liqidamber and Nyssa. Visitors cross a stream emanating from springs on either side of the house, which were converted into a series of cascades planted with candelabra Primulas, dwarf Rhododendrons, and tender perennials such as Astelia, Colocasia and Crinum lilies. Down the east side of the field is a 40m border of mixed perennials and shrubs and below this is a woodland area with Acers, Rhododendrons, bamboos and an area containing mainly long-needled pines (P. patula grown from seed in 1999 is 40’ tall), with naturalised Fritillarias. At the bottom of the garden it is boggy, giving plenty of opportunity for colourful Primulas of many species, ferns, blue Himalayan poppies (on raised peat beds), Ligularias, Iris and wet-loving trees Metasequoia and Taxodium. Centrally placed are the Low Walk borders with shrubs and Rodgersia, many Rhododendrons, Pittosporums, Fuchsias and Cotinus. Foliage colour is varied here and autumn brings particular delights with many trees chosen for their flaming colours. At the top of the two borders is a monocot bed, dominated by jungly Miscanthus floridulus enlivened by masses of Dieramas. Facing the house, the Magnolia garden is to your right, above the potager. Here also are large-leaved Rhododendrons, aquilegias and hellebores. A wall to the right beyond the house has been planted with alpines, above a gravel area where more Mediterranean plants thrive. Lots of Salvias have recently been added in front of the house. A large polytunnel supplements fruit and vegetables from the potager. This is a spacious garden which repays the plantsman who cares to linger. Sounds are important, with water babbling, chimes here and there and the bamboo deer-scarer. Children will enjoy climbing inside the 'monkey cage' of willow and other living willow structures, which include a dome and 2 benches. Attention has been paid to the need to label trees and shrubs, if only so that the owners can keep track of the many plantings, most of which reward with luxuriant growth. A 'Tropical Bed' was added in 2013 and this year much expanded well-drained gravel terraces surround the new conservatory. Also the sunken garden for more exotics is now maturing. Benches are thoughtfully provided at intervals around the garden and children may enjoy swings, dens and hiding in the jungly Miscanthus!

Features and Attractions

Wildlife ponds, fruit and veg, composting, twig piles, numerous living willow structures, swings, chickens, goldfish.

Press and Media Coverage

Welsh Country Life Magazine.

Llwyngarreg- Canceled

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Owner Information

Paul & Liz O'Neill
01994 240717
lizpaulfarm@yahoo.co.uk
http://www.llwyngarreg.co.uk

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Llwyngarreg
Llanfallteg
Whitland, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
SA34 0XH

19m W of Carmarthen.
  • More detailed directions
    A40 W from Carmarthen, turn R at Llandewi Velfrey, 2½m to Llanfallteg. Go through village, garden ½m further on: 2nd farm on R. Disabled car park in bottom yard on R.
Accessibility information

Partial wheelchair access.

More about Llwyngarreg

The owners made a decision to change a 2-acre field into garden in 2000, and this has now reached maturity. A willow tunnel has been planted as an entrance to the garden, into a shelter belt begun in 2007. Beyond can be seen a long, curved hedge in the centre of the main garden, near a bed of deciduous azaleas containing trees such as Liqidamber and Nyssa. Visitors cross a stream emanating from springs on either side of the house, which were converted into a series of cascades planted with candelabra Primulas, dwarf Rhododendrons, and tender perennials such as Astelia, Colocasia and Crinum lilies. Down the east side of the field is a 40m border of mixed perennials and shrubs and below this is a woodland area with Acers, Rhododendrons, bamboos and an area containing mainly long-needled pines (P. patula grown from seed in 1999 is 40’ tall), with naturalised Fritillarias. At the bottom of the garden it is boggy, giving plenty of opportunity for colourful Primulas of many species, ferns, blue Himalayan poppies (on raised peat beds), Ligularias, Iris and wet-loving trees Metasequoia and Taxodium. Centrally placed are the Low Walk borders with shrubs and Rodgersia, many Rhododendrons, Pittosporums, Fuchsias and Cotinus. Foliage colour is varied here and autumn brings particular delights with many trees chosen for their flaming colours. At the top of the two borders is a monocot bed, dominated by jungly Miscanthus floridulus enlivened by masses of Dieramas. Facing the house, the Magnolia garden is to your right, above the potager. Here also are large-leaved Rhododendrons, aquilegias and hellebores. A wall to the right beyond the house has been planted with alpines, above a gravel area where more Mediterranean plants thrive. Lots of Salvias have recently been added in front of the house. A large polytunnel supplements fruit and vegetables from the potager. This is a spacious garden which repays the plantsman who cares to linger. Sounds are important, with water babbling, chimes here and there and the bamboo deer-scarer. Children will enjoy climbing inside the 'monkey cage' of willow and other living willow structures, which include a dome and 2 benches. Attention has been paid to the need to label trees and shrubs, if only so that the owners can keep track of the many plantings, most of which reward with luxuriant growth. A 'Tropical Bed' was added in 2013 and this year much expanded well-drained gravel terraces surround the new conservatory. Also the sunken garden for more exotics is now maturing. Benches are thoughtfully provided at intervals around the garden and children may enjoy swings, dens and hiding in the jungly Miscanthus!

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