The Gardens at Rhosygilwen

The Gardens

outside Rhosygilwen Mansion

The house of Rhosygilwen is built in stone in the Victorian Gothic style. The front fa├žade has been softened by small shrub borders and has a magnificent Jasmine climbing up one wall. The close environs of the house are planted with fine mature specimen Magnolia and Rhododendron, mixed with a screening hedge of Yew, underplanted with Narcissus and Cyclamen.

Across the orchard the walled garden is reached through an area of grass meadow which is left uncut during the summer to encourage diversity of insects, particularly butterflies, and native flowers.

We would be delighted to host group tours of the grounds and gardens. The gardens are likely to be of interest to a wide range of community groups such as garden clubs, historical societies, arts groups and those with a special interest in sustainable developments.

If you are a member of such a group and would like to find out more about our educational and special interest tours then please do contact us so that we can put together an appropriate package for you.

The Arboretum

The main planting of the arboretum was during the Victorian heyday of the house. There are fine specimens of Sequoia sempervirens, Taxus baccata and Araucana araucana representing the conifers and Liriodendron tulipifera, a delightful purple dissected-leafed Acer and...

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History of the Glasshouse

Article first published in TIVYSIDE Newspaper 18 February 2004 ON a bright winter's day with a wind as keen as mustard, a small group of builders tuck into their sarnies and bask In the warmth of the sun. "This...

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The Walled Garden

The walled garden is Victorian, built from stone with red brick facing on the internal south and west facing walls. It was neglected due to lack of labour in the 1930's and from a productive working...

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Season of Mist and Mellow Fruitfulness

There is no denying that autumn is already upon us. October 1st and at Rhosygilwen the pyracantha is full of bright orange berries and bees, though elsewhere the leaves are not yet falling. The ducks insist on making the mansion fountain their home. Their feathers...

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