Complementing a C17 Longhouse and 11 acre smallholding this 1+ acre garden is mainly organic. Trees and shrubs are underplanted with collections of crocus, daffodils and snowdrops (150 cultivars). Diverse plantings inc colour filled perennial borders. Novel system for growing vegetables and 50+ fruit trees. Extensive views, seats to enjoy them. 6 acres of wildflower meadows, 2 ponds and stream.
Snowdrop and daffodil open days; Open for National Meadows Day 1st July. A magical and inspirational garden.
Visitors welcome by arrangement February to May (Suns only) and Sat 1 July. Bookings times 10.30am or 2.30pm. Min 2 visitors. Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Visitors welcome by arrangement in July (Suns only) and Sat 1 July. Bookings times 10.30am or 2.30pm. Min 2 visitors. Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.
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 1 acre has been created over the 22 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 150 cultivars), thousands of crocus and daffodils and many other spring bulbs. Camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons follow on. 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 https://www.thegardenimpressionists.com. We are only open by prior arrangement (as parking is limited) for 2 or more visitors for the periods listed.