Angel and Grave

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Don’t worry, you haven’t just stumbled on a new heavy-metal rock band.  The title refers to the Angel Hotel in Abergavenny and, of course us – for those who have forgotten their Welsh lessons, Bedd (as in Nant-y-Bedd) is the Welsh for a grave (a bronze age one on the top of the mountain behind the house!).

Actually, Angel & Grave sounds a bit like one of those currently very trendy shops or holiday companies who seem to delight in putting a couple of seemingly random words together!  But this is a genuine collaboration – read on!

Having just taken my Mother to the Angel for her 100th Birthday (yes, you did read that right), we had an e-mail from Jo, their Sales & Marketing Manager, the very next day.  Coincidence or what?  Well it was, sheer coincidence.


As the pre-eminent hotel in Abergavenny, indeed recently voted the Best in Wales, the Angel fits nicely with our recently acquired Wales’ Favourite Garden.

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Amongst other suggestions, Jo proposed setting up a number of Special Breaks at the hotel to tie in with some of our Workshops and Events, along the lines of stay at the Angel, with breakfast and dinner and attend one of the courses as part of the package.

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Jo chose three; Wild Weaving with Jess Tanner, Blueprints with Ruth Barnes Richards and Sue’s own Wild Gardening.  You can see the outcome at www.angelabergavenny.com/special-offers.


So if you fancy a night of pampering at the Angel and an instructive and enjoyable day at Nant-y-Bedd Garden, look no further.  Or maybe you have a richly deserving relative or friend who you’ve been wondering what to buy them, well now you know!


We and Jess and Ruth, are all thrilled to be involved in this.

Workshops and Events 2020

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A veritable cornucopia of delights for you, all based around the fantastic (dare I say, Award Winning!) Nant-y-Bedd garden and garden room.


New for 2020 we have Jessica Tanner with two fascinating topics

Artists Willow Charcoal Making

Saturday 30th May and Saturday 10th October  10.00am to 3.30pm

£60 including all materials, delicious seasonal, organic lunch, tea & cake.

Click here for more details


Wild Weaving

Saturday 20th June and Wednesday 16th September   10.00am to 3.30pm

£60 including all materials, delicious seasonal, organic lunch, tea & cake.

Click here for more details


…and some old favourites – book early as they tend to be filled quickly.

Wild Gardening 2020 Saturday 25th April and Thursday 10th September  with Sue


Compost workshops 2020    Saturday 6thJune and Thursday 16th July  with Sue

How to make the crumbly brown gold….


£65 (20% RHS Member discount) incl 2-course lunch, tea & cakes. 10.00 to 3.30

Contact us on garden@nantybedd.com to book


Foraging   Led by Liz Knight (Forage Fine Foods)

Saturday 18th April, Saturday 16th May, Saturday 27th June, Wednesday 19th August, Saturday 17th October and Saturday 14th November

Liz is so enthusiatic

£75 incl lunch, teas.  10.00 to 2.00

Details/booking at www.foragefinefoods.com


Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku)     Led by Carina Greenwood

Saturday 2nd May (1/2 day) and Sunday 17th May (full day)

Wood sorrel in the forest sun

Prices £75 full day including lunch, £25 half day

Details at www.forestbathe.co.uk

Booking via Eventbrite



Blueprints 2020

   Led by Ruth Barnes Richards

Saturday 13th June and Saturday 11th July

Blue and beautiful

£55   Materials included.  Bring picnic lunch

Details/booking at www.thedaylightthief.com


Taking the Mystery Out of Plant Diseases 2020   Led by Dr. Mary Barkham

Wednesday 22nd July and Saturday 3rd October

£55  (20% RHS Member discount) including lunch

Details/booking at marymbarkham@hotmail.com


We look forward to seeing you here at Nantybedd Garden!