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The Neuadd

Crickhowell

Robin and Philippa Herbert have worked on the restoration of the garden at The Neuadd since 1999 and have planted many unusual trees and shrubs in the dramatic setting of the Brecon Beacons National Park. One of the major features is the walled garden, which has both traditional and decorative planting of fruit, vegetables and flowers. There is also a woodland walk with ponds and streams and a formal garden with flowering terraces.
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    2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the development of the garden at the Neuadd. It was begun by Robin and Philippa Herbert when they moved here in 1999 and has become something of an addiction. When they bought it the property had been empty for some years and both house and garden were derelict. However, the spectacular setting and the just discernible layout of the original garden encouraged them to take the plunge. Since then our wonderful team of head gardener Mark and his assistant Chris have achieved great things. There are spectacular views of the Black Mountains from terraces and look-out points. Paths run the length and breadth of the garden so that circuit walks can be made through the different areas. Rare and unusual trees and shrubs collected by Robin during his time as President of the Royal Horticultural Society are beginning to mature and the work continues. The latest phase of development is the creation of curved terraces to the north of the house, inspired by a visit to the terrace gardens of Marqueyssac in South West France. Another visit to a famous French garden, Villandry in the Loire valley, encouraged us to develop the walled garden with decorative planting of fruit and vegetables, albeit on a much more modest scale! The garden at the Neuadd is steep, stony, wet, Welsh and quirky. We love it and we hope you will enjoy it too.

Features and Attractions

Spectacular views, water feature, rare trees and shrubs, plant stall and teas.

Press and Media Coverage

The Daily Telegraph and The Brecon and Radnor Express.

The Neuadd- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

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  • Regular opening
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  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Robin & Philippa Herbert
01873 812164
philippahherbert@gmail.com

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How to find us

The Neuadd
Llanbedr
Crickhowell
Powys
NP8 1SP

1m NE of Crickhowell.
  • More detailed directions
    Leave Crickhowell by Llanbedr Rd. At junction with Great Oak Rd bear L, cont up hill for approx 1m, garden on L. Ample parking.
Accessibility information

The owner uses a wheelchair and most of the garden is accessible, but some steep paths.

More about The Neuadd

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the development of the garden at the Neuadd. It was begun by Robin and Philippa Herbert when they moved here in 1999 and has become something of an addiction. When they bought it the property had been empty for some years and both house and garden were derelict. However, the spectacular setting and the just discernible layout of the original garden encouraged them to take the plunge. Since then our wonderful team of head gardener Mark and his assistant Chris have achieved great things. There are spectacular views of the Black Mountains from terraces and look-out points. Paths run the length and breadth of the garden so that circuit walks can be made through the different areas. Rare and unusual trees and shrubs collected by Robin during his time as President of the Royal Horticultural Society are beginning to mature and the work continues. The latest phase of development is the creation of curved terraces to the north of the house, inspired by a visit to the terrace gardens of Marqueyssac in South West France. Another visit to a famous French garden, Villandry in the Loire valley, encouraged us to develop the walled garden with decorative planting of fruit and vegetables, albeit on a much more modest scale! The garden at the Neuadd is steep, stony, wet, Welsh and quirky. We love it and we hope you will enjoy it too.

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