Spring, summer, autumn or winter there is always something worth seeing in our grounds. Snowdrops, camellias, daffodils and bluebells in spring give way to rhododendrons and azaleas in May and June. Later in the summer the long grasses make for a wonderful contrast with the almost flawless lawns. Autumn is of course the time for a spectacular display of yellows, reds and browns as leaves turn before falling. The third week in October is usually the peak time for autumn colours.
Gliffaes is well know for its magnificent specimen trees some of which are over 300 years old.
A visit to the National Botanic Garden of Wales (about an hour away) can be combined with a trip to the wonderful gardens of Aberglasney. Through out the spring and summer many local gardens are open as part of National Gardens Scheme. (The lunches at Aberglasney are better!)
Elizabeth Murray in near by Llanover (20 minutes from Gliffaes) runs the Llanover Garden School. Elizabeth lays on a series of talks, demonstrations, and practical days through out the autumn and spring. She gathers in experts from across the country to deliver the varied programme. A visit to Gliffaes for the night combined with a day at Llanover would make for a perfect diversion for a keen gardener. It is well worth having a look at her programme for the coming months.
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.