Veddw House Garden: a modern romantic garden

Reflecting Pool reflection Veddw copyright Anne Wareham

Winter reflections in the Reflecting Pool

Featured in the RHS “The Garden”

mentioned in the Telegraph 

and on Gardenista

and here’s a taster of my forthcoming book, ‘Outwitting Squirrels’

– a piece in the Spectator: here

Veddw House Garden is closer than you think!:

  • Half an hour from Bristol
  • Two and a half hours from London
  • 50 minutes from Bath
  • 50 minutes from Gloucester
  • 45 minutes from Cardiff
  • 5 minutes from Wyndcliffe Court Garden and teas…..unless you’re walking…
Frost on hedges at Veddw, copyright Charles Hawes

Hoar frost on the hedges

Veddw Garden

The garden will open in May to parties and in June, July and August on Sunday afternoons..

Veddw House Garden, Devauden, Monmouthshire, NP16 6PH, South Wales, UK

Miscanthus in winter sunshine Veddw, copyright Anne Wareham SAM_9295 s

Veddw has been created by garden writer Anne Wareham (The Bad Tempered Gardener) and garden photographer Charles Hawes.

Anne was  described in the Telegraph as one of Britain’s most influential gardeners and is also the editor of thinkingardens, – where really exciting garden writing by the best garden writers can be found.

The garden is open in summer to parties and individuals – see visitor information.

Front Garden, Veddw, Copyright Charles Hawes

Front Garden in summer

Comment on Veddw:

“Anne, I like your garden” Piet Oudolf.

“It has plenty of interest, some sublime design touches, and is a place being constantly refined and improved..” Chris Young in The Garden December 2012

“This is one of my favourite top ten gardens in the world!”” Charlotte Weychan (The Galloping Gardener)

“An astonishing modern garden..” Tim Richardson in the Telegraph

‘Most original garden’ in Best of British Gardens: Readers Digest 2012

For more, see reviews of the garden.

Veddw House Garden Copyright Charles Hawes

View over the Grasses Parterre

The garden is set in the wonderful countryside of the Welsh border above Tintern. There are two acres of ornamental garden and two acres of woodland. A favourite part with visitors and ourselves is the dramatic reflecting pool.

The local landscape of rolling hills is reflected in the sinuous hedges that lead to the pool and provide the perfect backdrop for other planting schemes. Anne has a great interest in the history of the local landscape and has incorporated this into the garden design, in particular a large parterre of grasses in a pattern of box hedges based on the local Tithe Map of 1842.

Much of the garden was made on ancient grassland, which has been conserved in many parts of the garden, especially the Meadow.

June 2013 008 (2) Buttercups and camassias in meadow Veddw copyright Anne Wareham s

Buttercups and camassias in the meadow

Veddw House Garden is starred in The Good Garden Guide and is open to the public

Featured as inspirational garden on Alan Titchmarsh’s ‘Love Your Garden’, on Escape to the Country (Monmouthshire) and on German and French television.

Coach parties are welcome by appointment. (see Visitor Information)

For more details and opening times please see Visitor Information.
You can also call 01291 650 836 or email
(For information about the NGS please see here.)

Combine a visit to us

with a visit to nearby Arts and Crafts gardens:

Wyndcliffe Court (with sculptures, tea and *CAKE!) and

High Glanau, Helena Gerrish’s garden, (tel 01600 860 005 or email) or to the unique

Dewstow Gardens and Grottos or – more sculptures, just outside Tintern:

The Wye Valley Sculpture Garden

And, of course, to the beautiful Wye Valley.

Campanula lactiflora at Veddw. Copyright Charles Hawes

Campanula lactiflora by the pool


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