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Gliffaes Country House Hotel

Crickhowell

The Gliffaes gardens and arboretum lie in a dream position on a plateau 120ft above the spectacular River Usk. As well as breath-taking views of the Brecon Beacons and 33 acres of parkland and lawns, there are ancient, rare and ornamental trees, incl giant sequoias, cedars and fine maples. Also many new tree plantings, spring bulbs, rhododendrons, azaleas, shrubs and an ornamental pond.
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    The Gliffaes garden and arboretum has many rare and beautiful shrubs and trees. Looked after by the same family for four generations, it extends to 33 acres, some of it parkland, with an ornamental pond and roughly 7 acres of lawns.
    A long tradition of tree planting was started in 1820 and thanks to these early plantings we have some magnificent specimen trees including Giant Sequoias, huge Cedars and a spectacular Acer Palmatum, which is over 100 hundred years old. In 1948 in the very early days of the Brabner family being at Gliffaes, Susie’s Great Grandfather, C H Taudevin, a Cheshire landscape gardener and nurseryman of note, was invaluable in converting a labour intensive Victorian formal garden to a more peaceful area using flowering shrubs and trees and creating less intensive maintenance. Sam Brabner, Susie’s grandfather, learned much from him and became a very knowledgeable gardener himself, as did Nick Brabner, Susie’s father, who carried on the tradition and for the Millennium planted 2000 trees, amongst which there were over 40 different specimens. In recent years we have catalogued all our trees and are now well into our planting plan and tree-labelling project. James Suter, Susie’s husband, also guides Gliffaes Tree walks at various times during the year. There is a Tree Walk map available for a self-guided walk around our magnificent trees and a new path through the woods too.
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Features and Attractions

Gliffaes is a country house hotel and is open for lunch, bar snacks, afternoon tea and dinner to non residents and garden visitors.

Gliffaes Country House Hotel- 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.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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Owner Information

Mrs N Brabner & Mr & Mrs J C Suter
01874 730371
calls@gliffaeshotel.com
http://www.gliffaes.com

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Gliffaes Country House Hotel
Gliffaes Rd
Crickhowell
Powys
NP8 1RH

3½m W of Crickhowell.
Accessibility information

Wheelchair ramp to the west side of the hotel. In dry weather main lawns accessible, but more difficult if wet.

More about Gliffaes Country House Hotel

The Gliffaes garden and arboretum has many rare and beautiful shrubs and trees. Looked after by the same family for four generations, it extends to 33 acres, some of it parkland, with an ornamental pond and roughly 7 acres of lawns.
A long tradition of tree planting was started in 1820 and thanks to these early plantings we have some magnificent specimen trees including Giant Sequoias, huge Cedars and a spectacular Acer Palmatum, which is over 100 hundred years old. In 1948 in the very early days of the Brabner family being at Gliffaes, Susie’s Great Grandfather, C H Taudevin, a Cheshire landscape gardener and nurseryman of note, was invaluable in converting a labour intensive Victorian formal garden to a more peaceful area using flowering shrubs and trees and creating less intensive maintenance. Sam Brabner, Susie’s grandfather, learned much from him and became a very knowledgeable gardener himself, as did Nick Brabner, Susie’s father, who carried on the tradition and for the Millennium planted 2000 trees, amongst which there were over 40 different specimens. In recent years we have catalogued all our trees and are now well into our planting plan and tree-labelling project. James Suter, Susie’s husband, also guides Gliffaes Tree walks at various times during the year. There is a Tree Walk map available for a self-guided walk around our magnificent trees and a new path through the woods too.
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