‘Twas a strange day in the Nant-y-Bedd garden today. We were working together! It was, albeit a bit later than usual due to the inclement weather, the time to construct this year’s bean tunnel. A lot of ‘harvesting’ of hazel rods had been going on recently and in order to get the cars out of the yard, something had to be done. The Runner Bean tunnel is widely admired by our visitors,… Read More
We look forward to welcoming you back to Nantybedd Garden in 2021. July to September weekend openings booking is now available via the Visit our Garden page.
As previous years we will be open from Friday 2nd July until Sunday 26th September on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2pm until 6pm. We will also be open on Bank Holiday afternoons.
Please remember that we will also open ‘By Appointment’ at other times, but we do require you to contact us in advance. Discounts do not apply to these openings.
We will open for the National Garden Scheme (NGS) on May 30th and 31st via pre-booking on the NGS website
For more details see the Visit our Garden section of this site, which includes information about accessibility.
Please see How to Find Us below concerning directions. Google Maps and some SatNavs are very inaccurate.
Use your Sat Nav or believe Google Maps if you must, but be prepared to be sent on many a wild goose chase on very narrow roads. Much better to follow the directions below!
Nant y Bedd is to be found 4.5 miles up the road towards the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, in the area known as Fforest Coal Pit, Abergavenny.
For those who still use proper OS maps the grid reference is SO 25705 26869.
We are about equidistant from Abergavenny and Crickhowell, both around 10 miles away.
From ABERGAVENNY or HEREFORD areas take the A465 Abergavenny to Hereford road and turn off into LLANFIHANGEL CRUCORNEY.
By the Skirrid Inn (in Llanfihangel Crucorney) turn down the hill (following signs for Llanthony), bear left at the bottom of the hill and continue for about a mile, passing under a railway bridge. Turn left at the signpost for Fforest Coal Pit, Partrishow and Llanbedr. (NB ignore the current ‘road closed’ signs as these refer to a closure at the top of the Llanthony valley)
After a mile and a half you will arrive at Five Ways junction. Take the road to the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, passing the (Grade II listed) grey telephone box and continue over the river for 4.5 miles.
From CRICKHOWELL, turn up by the Fire Station and initially follow signs to Llanbedr. Do not turn into Llanbedr, but follow signs to Fforest Coal Pit (sometimes just Fforest). There is also a red edged sign to Grwyne Fawr at one junction, follow this one not the Grwyne Fawr on the bigger fingerpost. You will come to ‘the house in the middle of the road’. Bear left and left again down the hill and you will come to Five Ways Junction. Take the road to the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, passing the (Grade II listed) grey telephone box and continue over the river for 4.5 miles.
It really is only 4.5 miles from Five Ways to Nant y Bedd, but will seem further if you are not familiar with the area. Don’t give up! Keep an eye open for small This Way signs with a map of the garden at strategic points.
The house is on the left hand side next to a small red Post Box. Please park on the right hand side alongside the black roofed barn.
If you insist on using your Sat Nav, it will probably tell you you have arrived opposite a house called Ty Hir. Keep going for another half a mile and you will be at Nant y Bedd
We’re now offering a two-monthly newsletter sent to your e-mail inbox. This will give details of ‘pop-up’ openings, for example in the Spring for daffs and bluebells.
If you’d like to be on the list and ‘in the know’ send us your e-mail details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We promise not to use your info for anything but the newsletter.
If you would like to attend a course (see Courses and Events), bring a group to Nant-y-Bedd or even run your own course in our 6.5 acres of garden, woodland and river, just drop us an e-mail - address below - and we can discuss your needs.
We have had a 52 seat coach get here without any problem, so don't be concerned about narrow roads if thinking of a group visit
Sue gives talks to Garden Clubs, U3A, WI and similar organisations. As above, drop us an e-mail.
We do also open occasionally for the Monmouthshire Eco-Open Doors programme. If you are interested in any of our various eco-features (hydro, woodburners, organic growing, natural swimming pond etc.) give us a call to arrange a visit.
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