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Llysdinam Gardens, Sunday 9th June at 2pm

The visit to Llyssdinam will focus on the gardens.

Head Gardener Becky Keeble Payne will meet us and give us a guided tour of the Victorian Kitchen Garden and tell us about its history. You will then be free to wander around and explore the rest of the gardens by yourselves. There are various benches that you can use if you need a rest!

Tea and biscuits will be available for a donation to the Welsh Air Ambulance.
Take the B4358 Beulah road out of Newbridge. After you cross the bridge over the River Wye, take the first turning to the right, up the hill. There will be signs directing you to the parking area.

Llysdinam’s website included the following description:

“The Kitchen Garden covers approximately 1 acre and was built according to a classic Victorian plan.

It faces south and slopes gently to the yew hedge at one end, maximising the impact of the sun’s rays and draining cold air away from the crops. Productive beds lie in each of the 4 quadrants bisected by a path flanked with deep herbaceous borders.

We practise a 4 year rotation plan and use our own compost, leaf mould and manure to feed the soil. We grow a wide range of vegetables from the traditional, such as Asparagus and Artichokes, to the unusual, Cucamelons and Oka, and every year we trial a few new varieties.

In our fruit cages we grow blueberries, tayberries, loganberries, raspberries, strawberries and 3 types of currants. Root vegetables are overwintered in clamps and leafy greens in the cold greenhouses and we aim to provide produce to the house for 12 months of the year.”

Other areas of the garden include greenhouses, mixed herbaceous borders, the shrubbery, the bog garden, woodland walks and the lake