Approx 3 acres incl orchard with 90 cherry trees, knot garden, box hedging, roses, rockery, pond, shrubs, ornamental trees, raised specimen fern beds in natural setting. Examples of archaic sundials, fossilized wood and stone heads. Additional woodland of 9 acres, pond and stream with borrowed views of the Severn Valley.
Late April: 90 cherry trees in blossom. Late June: roses. Picnics welcome from 12pm.
How to find us
Abernant, Garthmyl, Powys, SY15 6RZ
1½m S of Garthmyl. On A483 midway between Welshpool & Newtown (both 8m). Approached over steep humpback bridge with wooden statue of a workman to one side, then straight ahead to the house and parking.
More about Abernant
The garden is within an historic settlement site, but was totally bare except for two large trees 40 years ago when we took it in hand. The garden follows the contours of the site which is some 60 feet above the river valley. The orchard contains approximately 90 trees, various sweet cherries. in February-March some 700 to a thousand daffodils flower around these trees.There are a great many shrubs and other trees in the garden also magnolias. A natural pond is fed by underground pipes from a stream in the hillside above.There are several sundials two stone heads in archaic form and a large piece of fossilised wood from the Egyptian desert. Perennials and ferns surround the house and there are several paths separating the island beds.