Ty Capel Ffrwd
Opening dates and times:Sat 4, Sun 5, Mon 6 May (11-5)
Visitors also welcome by appt Mar to Sept
Admission:Adm £3, chd free
Contact:Revs Mary & George Bolt
Telephone: 01341 422006
Location:4m NE of Dolgellau, 18m SW of Bala.
From A470 nr Dolgellau take A497 towards Bala. Turn L after 200yds signed Dolgellau. 1st R signed Llanfachreth, 4m. Uphill to village, L at T-junction, past war memorial on L, ½m. Park nr chapel, walk 30yds downhill to garden. No parking beside cottage. From S via Trawsfynydd, go through Ganllwyd, 1st L signpost Llanfachreth follow signs. Parking along the lane before the chapel
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Description:True cottage garden in Welsh mountains. Azaleas, rhododendrons, acers; large collection of aquilegia. Many different hostas give added strength to spring bulbs and corms. Stream flowing through the garden, 10ft waterfall and on through a small woodland bluebell carpet. For summer visitor's there is a continuous show of colour with herbaceous plants, roses, clematis and lilies, incl cardiocrinum giganteum
Weather permitting the Welsh harp will be played in the garden. From the back gate there is a short circular walk with open views of Cader and Y Garn
Further details:Looking across towards the West a field of pasture slopes down to a valley above which are the hills from which the Rhinog range of mountains rise a short distance to the North. Looking South, there are two hills Moel Offrwm and Cynwch, which frame the view of Cader Idris across the Mawddach valley. Ty Capel is set into the hill on our Eastern side and to the North are hills to shelter us from the North winds. Through the garden and down the steep little wooded valley flows the Ffrwd from which our water is taken higher up on the hillside. It's a delectable sheltered garden set at about 500 feet above sea level.
All of the plants which will be for sale are home-grown and will include Cephalaria gigantea brought back from Nepal