Only rarely does one come across a garden so ambitious and successful as the one at Veddw House. Stephen Anderton, The Times
This page includes opening times and dates and talks offered by Anne Wareham and Charles Hawes. Coach parties and individual visitors welcome – see dates, times and arrangements below. See also How to Find Us
Veddw House, The Fedw, Devauden, Monmouthshire NP16 6PH
tel 01291 650836 email (preferred) email@example.com
The garden will be open from the 2nd of June to the 26th of August 2013 every Sunday afternoon from 2-5. There are also extra visiting times at the bottom of this page and HERE.
Entrance Fee (free map of garden)
Children under 14 £1.50 (children under one yard long free)
If you might like to buy cards, books or plants we can take Mastercard, but otherwise you might need your chequebook.
We are happy for parties of 10 or less to visit by appointment on other days than Sundays, but the fee is then £65 inclusive, whatever the number (ie £65 for one, or two, or three, up to and including ten. Over 10 people £6.50 each). To book email firstname.lastname@example.org
An exception is when we have coach parties already booked to come, when we are happy to have extra visitors. This year’s dates so far are at the bottom of this page, below ‘Talks’.
Group Visits and Coach Parties
Groups of 10 or more by appointment, afternoons and evenings during May, June, July, August and September £6.50 per person. Book by emailing email@example.com
Coach Parties - please see How to Find Us for where to park the coach.
Guided tours by Anne Wareham additional £40
(I don’t like them, most visitors don’t seem to like them..but if you insist…)
If you might like to buy cards, books or plants please bring your cheque book!
Half an hour from Bristol
Two and a half hours from London
50 minutes from Bath
50 minutes from Gloucester
45 minutes from Cardiff
Combine a group visit to us with a visit to nearby High Glanau, – an Arts and Crafts garden sensitively restored by Helena Gerrish, who has recently published a book about its designer, Avray Tipping. Helena is happy to offer tours of her garden with cream teas. Contact Helena on tel 01600 860 005
If you are looking for a holiday in the area here is a selection of self catering cottages in the locality. This site also includes other local attractions and places to eat. Bed and Breakfast? Try The Nurtons or Coalpits Farm
Please don’t plan ‘recce’ visits when we are closed for the year (ie from October to May) – we need the break and such visits absolutely don’t do justice to the garden. We regularly have coach parties, so if that is your worry feel reassured that you should have no problems. (see How to find us)
NGS Openings – please see here
Discovering Gardens in Wales
Charles has photographed 20 of the most important and interesting gardens in Wales for a book ‘Discovering Welsh Gardens’. Stephen Anderton is the author and the book was published in March 2009 by Graffeg. Charles is available to give talks on gardens in Wales, drawing on the photographs for the book and his robust opinions of the gardens. Signed copies of the book will be available at the talks.
Ideas to Steal from Chaumont Garden Festival
Charles has photographed at the festival for many years and has a wide range of photographs of the amazing gardens which have appeared over the years. Stimulating, challenging and fun.
Fees for the talks are negotiable depending on distance but start at £160 plus travel.
Extra visiting times -
You are welcome to visit when we have coach parties here. See times below. (please keep to these times or you may find you are locked out!
June coach parties
13th June between 2 and 4
15th June between 10 and 12
17th June between 2 and 4
21st June between 3 and 5
22nd June between 10 and 12
29th June between 4 and 6.
July coach parties
4th July between 2-3.30
11th July 6.15 to 8.00
15th July 2.30 to 4
22nd July 2.30 to 4
August – no bookings!