Nant y Bedd


Yesterday Sue spent an interesting 3/4 hour recording content for an RHS Gardening podcast. It will be available online from March 23rd and has a working title of Wild Lawns, although this will probably have changed by the time it goes out. Sue was asked about how we allow wild flowers to grown in and around our grassy areas, including the wild-flower meadow. I was sitting silently in the other room in… Read More

….. Nant y Bedd Garden! Yes, it’s true, we have won the RHS Partner Garden of the Year 2022. We heard about it a couple of weeks ago but weren’t allowed to tell anyone until today. We were on a short family holiday – Sue has a ‘significant’ birthday later in the month – when we got an email asking us to phone Helen, the Partner Gardens Manager at RHS Wisley. Jokingly,… Read More

Yes, it is Partner Garden of the Year 2022 time, the competition among the 207 RHS Partner Gardens scattered across the UK and overseas. Following on from the wonderful endorsement our garden visitors – i.e. YOU – gave us in 2019 when we were voted the best NGS garden in Wales, we thought that time has come to be a bit competitive again. It’s worth noting that the theme of this year’s… Read More

We’ve been in the News this month. First Stephen Anderton’s article in The Times on wild gardening, and the Sarah Price’s in Gardens Illustrated. We will be able to publish the latter early next month, but in the meantime it is available in all good magazine sellers. Please note the article on page 6 about the RHS Partner Garden of the Year competition. It opens on April 19th and we hope you… Read More

I do hope the Japanese characters at the top are the right ones – I got them from the website of our latest event provider! PLEASE NOTE: this blog was written in 2019.  For up to date information on Forest Bathing days at Nant y Bedd please see Workshops and Events 2022 Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is becoming very popular in the UK and now it comes to Nant y Bedd Garden…. Read More

Well, everyone else seems to be doing it – there’s no ‘news’ in the newspapers at the moment – so I thought I’d treat you to some bits of 2018 that stood out for me.  There’ll be a Part 2 coming hot on the heels of this one – 12 months all together is OK for ‘Fleet Street’ but they have a lot more brains than me (i.e. more people, not necessarily… Read More