Visit our garden

We look forward to welcoming you back to Nantybedd Garden in 2021.  Please keep an eye on this page for details.  We expect to be opening at the normal times, but via a pre-booking system to ensure manageable numbers in these difficult times

Welcome …

You are very welcome to visit our garden.

Original painting by Caroline Purvis Original painting by Caroline Purvis

Opening days and times …

In 2021, as well as our weekly openings, we will be opening for the National Garden Scheme (30/31st May 2021).

We will be open for visitors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm until 6pm throughout July, August and September (and August Bank Holiday Monday).  Park alongside the black-roofed shed and enter via the double gates into the yard.

During these weekends (except the NGS weekend mentioned above) we will accept the 2 for 1 vouchers from Gardeners World magazine and will also accept a 2 for 1 entry for Members of Garden Organic. We are now an RHS Partner Garden so the main Member (the one with an * on their card) of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) will be able to visit free – see RHS Handbook for terms and conditions.  Please note that the above discounts do not apply to visits organised on a By Appointment basis.

If you are unable to make any of the above, or want to arrange a group visit, please e-mail us or call on 01873 890219 and we will try to accommodate you. No minimum number.  Nant-y-Bedd is accessible by coach. Parking for coaches can be arranged.

Local foraging expert Liz Knight will again be running a series of foraging days here this year. See her website for details. We also have workshops on Blueprint (Cyanotype) making, Wild Weaving, Artist’s willow charcoal making, Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku).   Sue is also running workshop days on Wild gardening and her favourite subject of compost making.

Details of all of these can be found by clicking Courses and Events  or on the button at the top of the screen.

What to see …

For an idea of the garden throughout the year click here.  Follow our Instagram page for an up to date idea of what is looking good in the garden before your visit.

You can also hear all about the garden and its ethos by downloading the free Candide gardening app (on your phone or iPad) and listening to Sue describing the key areas and history of Nant-y-Bedd. Read more about it on our blog post entitled   … in full surround sound!!

Entrance fee …

£7 per adult, children under 16 free.  Guided tours with Sue (except on NGS days) can be arranged for an additional fee.

The entrance fee goes towards to maintaining and improving the garden, which we have now set up with its own aims and objectives (and bank account).

The aims are:

to foster an understanding of organic and sustainable gardening and lifestyle by opening Nant-y-Bedd Garden to members of the public and through talks and courses which further this aim. 

In 2021 all entrance proceeds from 30/31st May will go to National Garden Scheme supported charities.

The garden entrance - pay by feeding the birdies in the bird box!! The garden entrance – pay by feeding the birdies in the bird box!! – or more likely pay one of us.

Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs – even very well-behaved ones, much as we love them – as our livestock may be put at risk. Guide dogs are, of course, allowed

How to find us …

We are approximately equidistant from Abergavenny and Crickhowell, in the Eastern Brecon Beacons National Park – known as the Black Mountains

location map

For detailed directions from Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Hereford please read the panel on the right.

Refreshments …

Tea and cakes will be available on the NGS days and self-service tea will be available on most other days.  For group visits please discuss with us in advance.

The The “Garden Room”

On non-NGS days visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to eat by the river or by the pond.

Picnic by the shepherd's hut and pond. Picnic by the shepherd’s hut and pond.

Accessibility …

The garden room and potager only are the only parts of the garden suitable for visitors with limited mobility due to terrain and topography.   Unfortunately it is also not really suitable for wheelchair access due to narrow and/or uneven paths.  The website https://seearoundbritain.com has an extensive number of photos of aspects of the garden, such as gates, bridges steps and slopes, which could impact on a visit.

Other …

The natural swimming pond is not available for use by visitors, only for family and friends by invitation.

Plants (mostly home grown) will usually be available for sale as will home-made garden accessories (plant supports, benches etc.). For more details have a look at the posts under Garden Accessories in the menu bar.

Gardening clubs may also wish to discuss our availability for giving illustrated talks.

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