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Gelli Uchaf

Complementing a C17 Longhouse and 11 acre smallholding this 1½ acre garden is mainly organic. Trees and shrubs are underplanted with collections of crocus, daffodils and snowdrops (200 cultivars). Diverse plantings incl colour filled perennial borders. Novel system for growing vegetables and fruit trees. Extensive views, seats to enjoy them. 6 acres of wildflower meadows, 2 ponds and stream.

Snowdrop and daffodil collections. A magical and inspirational garden.

Visitors welcome by arrangement : Sat 17, Sun 18 Feb, Sat 17, Sun 18 Mar, Sat 21, Sun 22 Apr. Booking times: 10.30am or 2.30pm. Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.

Julian & Fiona Wormald
01558 685119

How to find us

Gelli Uchaf, Rhydcymerau, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 7PY

5m SE of Llanybydder. 1m NW of Rhydcymerau. In Rhydcymerau on B4337 turn up Mountain Rd for Llanllwni (by BT phone box). After about 300yds turn R up farm track (uneven surface 10mph max please), cont ½m bearing R up hill at fork in track.

More about Gelli Uchaf

Our garden of about 1½ acres has been created over the 24 years that we have owned and restored our previously derelict Welsh longhouse. It is at the centre of a working smallholding 800 feet above sea level with wonderful views over the Carmarthenshire countryside. The garden has several distinct areas around the stone and slate buildings, each with its own character and planting theme. It has been created to complement its setting, be productive, and act as a haven for wildlife. Although we have small collections of several groups of plants we particularly like intermingled plantings and the incorporation of native plants into these schemes; we follow a mainly organic approach. Although we plant for year round interest, we consider the garden to be at its best in Spring with stunning snowdrops (over 200 cultivars), thousands of crocus and daffodils and many other spring bulbs. The garden is a work in progress so there is something new to see each year. We are continuing to develop our novel system for growing vegetables in a wet and windy high altitude location, which has proved to be very successful. We have become fascinated by the diversity of garden insects that visit the garden and those in our increasingly wild flower rich meadows through which visitors can walk. There is much more information and many more photographs of the garden on our website at We are only open by prior arrangement (as parking is limited) for visitors on the weekends listed. For groups of 15+ other days may be possible.