Nant y Bedd


Sue has finally achieved one of her biggest wishes – for the garden to appear in Gardens Illustrated magazine. It started in March last year with an e-mail from the magazine requesting lush spring growth for the April 2022 edition. Lush spring growth, April and Nant y Bedd are not words that one would normally put together, being as we are 1200 ft up a Welsh mountain. However we found out who… 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

We’ve opened our garden to the public for a number of years now.  In 2017 we were invited to open with other gardens for the Gardens in the Wild Festival – a Herefordshire initiative – and as we’re only 3 miles as the crow flies from the border between Monmouthshire and Herefordshire (although we are in fact in Powys) it seemed to be a good idea.  After all ‘gardening in the wild’… Read More

The publicity machine rolls on!  Last week saw the publication of a wonderful article in the (very upmarket) House and Garden magazine. As with many of these things the wait was long, but very well worth it. The photos were taken by the wonderfully talented Britt Willoughby Dyer  over two years ago, and so a few things have changed in the interim. Words are by Abergavenny’s own Sarah Price.  Sarah has visited Nant-y-Bedd on… Read More

Don’t worry, Sue hasn’t left the garden and signed up with the US Army!  GI is apparently shorthand for the magazine Gardens Illustrated as used by “those in the know”. GI is probably Sue’s favourite mag in the whole world and this month she’s got her name in it! Sarah Price, who visited the garden in May is currently writing a series of articles for GI and the October version features Wild… Read More

Every time we open, and we’re on our 7th year for the NGS, we ask visitors to write a few thoughts in our visitors book.  Invariably they are lovely comments, uplifting after all the hard work that goes into making the garden look presentable for all the hundreds of people who give up their time and money to come here. We’ve published quite a few of the comments here in the past… Read More