Veddw House Garden: a modern romantic garden
One of Alan Titchmarsh’s pick of 10 Best British Gardens:
“A quirky garden created by self-confessed ‘Bad-Tempered Gardener’ Anne Wareham. The hedges alone are worth a visit, and there is much to learn about the use of plants in this Welsh garden. Quirky, fun and inspiring.”
Featured in the RHS “The Garden”
“a substantial garden that establishes a strong sense of place and uses plants for visual (rather than purely horticultural) effect…. plenty of interest, some sublime design touches, and is a place being constantly refined and improved.”
Mentioned in the Telegraph
“an astonishing modern garden”
and on Gardenista
“a combination of old and new, wild and tamed, casual and constrained. Its unifying elements are the simplicity of the plantings and the structure of the hedges and walls that enclose them.”
and best of all? Piet Oudolf’s website
“Anne, I like your garden”
and a taster of my new 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…
The garden will open in May to parties and in June, July and August on Sunday afternoons.. see visitor information
Veddw House Garden, Devauden, Monmouthshire, NP16 6PH, South Wales, UK
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.
For more, see reviews of the garden.
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.
Veddw House Garden is starred in The Good Garden Guide and is open to the public
Coach parties are welcome by appointment. (see Visitor Information)
Combine a visit to us
with a visit to nearby Arts and Crafts gardens:
Wyndcliffe Court (with sculptures, tea and *CAKE!) and
Dewstow Gardens and Grottos or – more sculptures, just outside Tintern:
And, of course, to the beautiful Wye Valley.