Glanusk Gardens and Oak Collection
The garden is adorned with many established plant species such as rhododendrons, azaleas, acers, camelia, magnolia, prunus and dogwood giving a vast array of colour throughout the seasons. The walled garden has four large circular beds and surrounding borders are a mix of herbaceous perennials and annuals producing cut flowers for the house. Possibly the most stunning and impressive feature in the garden is the 3 tiered water feature which is spring fed and was constructed in the early 1930s as an alpine rock garden. These beautiful ponds are overlooked by a large established Scott’s Pine and mature Wisteria. Interestingly, the lower pond was originally constructed as a pool for the family to bathe in. The original stone cottage orné, which was once used as a children’s play cottage, was moved brick by brick to Penmyarth garden after the mansion was demolished in 1952. The cottage still holds all of its original features such as its leaded windows and parquet flooring. At the same time the 'spider' gate was also saved from the old garden. The Oak Collection consists of over 300 different species and cultivars. We are particularly proud of the Royal Oak Collection. Visiting members of the Royal family as far back as 1800s have planted Oaks the latest being HRH The Prince of Wales in July 2019 using the same spade as HM The Queen used in July 2012. Each Oak has a story to it. The gardens are open to the public during certain times of the year, groups are welcome for a tour and lunch, the annual Glanusk Estate Fayre and NGS Open Garden takes place on the 3rd Sunday of May. For all enquires please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Groups Welcome,
Please note that the gardens contain some historic features, including paths and steps which are not suitable for access by wheelchairs and pushchairs, so please check with us before your visit if you have any special access needs.