The National Garden Scheme – North East Wales
The National Garden Scheme is a UK wide initiative that gives visitors access to a vast network of over 3,500 gardens across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the gardens accommodate visitors with tea and cakes as well as other drinks and snacks. All whilst raising money for charity, via admissions, The National Garden Scheme have been able to donate over £63 million to charities across the UK with the help of Garden Owners opening and allowing visitors to tour their gardens, visitors kind enough to make donations and volunteers who gave up their time to contribute to something bigger.
Established garden set in small valley of River Ystrad. Acres of crocuses in late Feb/early Mar. Paths through wildflower meadows and woodland of magnificent trees, shade loving plants and azaleas; mixed borders; walled kitchen garden. Many woodland and riverside birds, inc dippers, kingfishers, grey wagtails. Many species of butterfly encouraged by new planting. Much winter interest, exceptional display of crocuses.
4 acre garden on a sloping hillside overlooking the Upper Clwyd Valley. The garden has many mature trees underplanted with snowdrops, fritillaries and cyclamen. An Italianate garden of box hedging lies below the house and shrubs, ponds, perennials, roses and an orchard are also to be enjoyed within this cleverly structured area. Mass of cyclamen in Sept. Abundance of spring flowers.