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Llanover Garden: A Visitor's Guide

Llanover Garden is an 18th century garden which is a favourite with guests staying at the Gliffaes Country House Hotel. It is a Grade II listed garden, meaning that is has been assessed to be of particular significance, along with more than 1,600 other sites.

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The Gliffaes Hotel Guide To Llanover Garden

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Is Llanover Garden?

Llanover Garden, Llanover House, Llanover, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 9EF (approximately 30 minutes drive from Gliffaes Country House Hotel)

When Is Llanover Garden Open?

Llanover Garden hosts a limited number of open days and visitor days throughout the year. At all other times, entry to the garden is only possible as part of a group booking.

Group bookings are welcomed from late March until mid-October, subject to a minimum of 15 people.

For up-to-date details regarding open day dates and booking information for group visits, visit the Llanover Garden website.

How Long Should I Spend At Llanover Garden?

While 3 hours should be enough time to see the entire garden, it would be easy to spend much longer here marvelling at all that it has to offer.

How Much Is Entry To Llanover Garden?

Entry prices differ during open days, visitor days and group bookings, so it is always best to check prices on the Llanover Garden website before travelling.

Can I Park At Llanover Garden?

There is plenty of parking at Llanover Garden, which is free of charge for visitors.

Is Llanover Garden Wheelchair-Accessible?

The garden itself is mostly level, making it accessible. The pathways around the garden are either grass or gravel, which can make pushing a wheelchair or pushchair more difficult.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Llanover Garden?

Llanover Garden is open from the end of March until mid-October, so a visit at any point during this period will ensure that you are greeted with a wonderful display of plants, flowers and fauna.

What Should I Wear To Llanover Garden?

There is no specific dress code for Llanover Garden, so dress for the weather on your chosen day.

Is Llanover Garden Dog-Friendly?

Dogs are permitted at Llanover Garden, though they must be kept on leads at all times.

Is There WiFi At Llanover Garden?

WiFi is not available at Llanover Garden.

Llanover Garden: An 18th Century Listed Garden

Llanover Garden is an 18th century garden which is a favourite with guests staying at the Gliffaes Country House Hotel. It is a Grade II listed garden, meaning that is has been assessed to be of particular significance, along with more than 1,600 other sites.

Llanover Garden: A Brief History

Llanover Garden was created in the 18th century by Benjamin Waddington and extends to approximately 18 acres in size. It boasts some spectacular views towards the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains.

The garden was created in the era when Lancelot “Capability” Brown was influencing landscapes the length and breadth of the country. Many of his planting schemes were incorporated into Llanover Garden, along with later direction from Humphrey Repton.

Rhyd-y-Meirch Stream At Llanover Garden

The Rhyd-y-meirch stream meanders through the garden and is a source for the many water features that are found within the beautiful grounds. It flows under multiple arched bridges and into numerous ponds, before continuing through the garden and into the River Usk.

Trees At Llanover Garden

The oldest trees at Llanover Garden are the London Plane trees, which were planted more than 200 years ago. They are believed to be a cross between the American Sycamore and the Oriental Plane trees, which hybridised in Spain and became popular in the United Kingdom in the 17th century.

Between 1960 and 1999, Robin Herbert (who was a former President of the Royal Horticultural Society) planted an array of uncommon trees in the garden. These trees have gone on to thrive and are now cared for by the Head Gardener, Peter Hall.

Llanover Garden Fun Facts

  1. Llanover Garden was established by the great-great-great-great grandfather of the current owner, Elizabeth Murray
  2. Some of the trees at Llanover Garden were planted more than 200 years ago
  3. Llanover Gardens served as a Prisoner Of War camp during World War II

How To Find Llanover Garden

Llanover Garden is approximately 30 minutes drive from Gliffaes Country House Hotel.

When leaving the hotel, head east for around 1.5 miles before turning right onto the A40 and continuing for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto New Road and proceed for approximately 3.5 miles before turning right onto Main Road.

Bear left onto Heads of the Valleys Road and continue for around 4 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Hardwick Gyratory and continue onto the A40 for approximately 8 miles.

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Clytha Road and then turn right onto Pen Y Parc Road and Llanover Garden will be on your left.

Other Attractions Near Llanover Garden

Just 30 minutes drive from Llanover Garden, Tintern Abbey is another listed building which will be of particular interest to any budding historians.

Approximately 25 miles from Llanover Garden is the Big Pit National Coal Museum. This is a really interesting experience that explores the history of the coal industry in Blaenavon and tells the story of the miners who worked there.

Near to the Big Pit National Coal Museum is Blaenavon Ironworks. With these two attractions being situated so close together, it is extremely convenient to visit both in the same day.

Book Your Brecon Beacons Escape

Gliffaes Country House Hotel is nestled in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

We’ve created a useful guide of local attractions and activities in the Brecon Beacons, containing information on walks, things to do, local shopping, and places to visit, which you can use to help map out your visit to the Brecon Beacons.

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a fresh, locally sourced lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, or somewhere comfortable to stay the night, our friendly country house hotel is the perfect base for your Brecon Beacons break.

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